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Honoring his 42 years of service

October 22, 2021

Steve Griffin has retired from the Planning and Engineering Department of the Boston Public Schools.

Honoring his 42 years of service

Moments of Silence

October 22, 2021

The officers and staff of Local 888 extend our deepest sympathies to the families.

Moments of Silence

'Bright Lights Film Series' spotlights social justice

October 22, 2021

Local 888 is a co-sponsor of Emerson College’s ‘Bright Lights Film Series,' which is presenting a fall lineup focused on social justice.

'Bright Lights Film Series' spotlights social justice

Local 888 leader in race for Haverhill City Council

October 22, 2021

Local 888 Executive Board member Fred Simmons, a longtime advocate for affordable housing, is running for Haverhill City Council.

Local 888 leader in race for Haverhill City Council

Pleas-Heron takes on role of treasurer for SEIU’s African-American Caucus

October 20, 2021

Lorna Pleas-Heron, a newly elected Local 888 trustee, moves up to treasurer of SEIU’s African-American Caucus (AFRAM).

Pleas-Heron takes on role of treasurer for SEIU’s African-American Caucus

Local 888 backing Essaibi George for mayor of Boston

October 20, 2021

City Council veteran praised for being in the forefront of Boston's efforts to deal with the challenges of the opioid epidemic, homelessness and unmet mental health needs.

Local 888 backing Essaibi George for mayor of Boston

Ex-Local 888 member Hicks forges ahead as City Council races heat up

October 20, 2021

Former Local 888 member Kendra Hicks has a good shot at winning a City Council race in District 6. She is one of the Boston candidates endorsed by Local 888.

Ex-Local 888 member Hicks forges ahead as City Council races heat up

Local 888 member Robinson in race for Lowell City Council

October 19, 2021

After a great showing in the preliminary election, the union leader revs up his campaign for a Lowell City Council seat.

Local 888 member Robinson in race for Lowell City Council

Union decries violence, unhealthy conditions around Boston homeless shelter

October 19, 2021

Local 888 is demanding that the city of Boston take security measures and clean up health hazards near the Southampton Street Shelter.

Union decries violence, unhealthy conditions around Boston homeless shelter

Holyoke plans moving ahead

September 28, 2021

Change is in the air at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, which has received accreditation from an independent nonprofit organization. In addition, plans are taking shape to build a new $400 million facility.

Holyoke plans moving ahead

'It’s dangerous out there'

September 24, 2021

Local 888 members implore city to clean up area around Boston homeless shelter.

'It’s dangerous out there'

Speakers tout range of Local 888 victories

September 23, 2021

Recent Local 888 wins take in Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, Springfield contract, Boston negotiations

Speakers tout range of Local 888 victories

Emerson ‘Bright Lights Film Series’ looks at ‘Fruits of Labor,’ ‘Matrix’

September 23, 2021

Emerson film series, directed by a Local 888 member, begins streaming online.

Emerson ‘Bright Lights Film Series’ looks at ‘Fruits of Labor,’ ‘Matrix’

Sign new employees up as members on their first day

September 22, 2021

'It’s easier to sign a new employee up on their first day.'

Sign new employees up as members on their first day

Union Forever, a chapter for retirees, eyes health care options

September 22, 2021

Local 888 retiree chapter Union Forever eyes health insurance options

Union Forever, a chapter for retirees, eyes health care options

Springfield members net hazard pay of up to $5,000

September 21, 2021

Local 888 leaders and negotiators have won hazard pay for the city of Springfield’s civil engineers.

Springfield members net hazard pay of up to $5,000

Local 888 wins big in Boston preliminary vote

September 20, 2021

Local 888-backed candidates for Boston City Council will move on to the general election on Nov. 2.

Local 888 wins big in Boston preliminary vote

Holyoke, Chelsea Soldiers’ Homes OK contract with state

August 16, 2021

Reports from the pandemic frontlines are very positive in regards to one of the state’s sprawling labor contracts, the so-called “Unit 2” agreement.

Holyoke, Chelsea Soldiers’ Homes OK contract with state