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Baker stalls sick leave plan, wants to exclude municipal workers.

April 16, 2021

Gov. Baker has sent Emergency Paid Sick Time legislation back to the State House with negative amendments. These include one that would exclude municipal workers.

Baker stalls sick leave plan, wants to exclude municipal workers.

Coming Attractions

April 16, 2021

Upcoming events include 'BARGAINING 101' AND 'MEMBER WELCOME ORIENTATION.'

Coming Attractions

McKeever wins 888 top spot

April 16, 2021

The hotly contested Local 888 election came to a close April 3 — with the votes counted, in keeping with pandemic times, via Zoom.

McKeever wins 888 top spot

2021 Spark Special Election Edition

March 16, 2021

2021 Spark Special Election Edition

Community Catalyst Staff Vote Almost Unanimously To Join Local 888

March 10, 2021

The union draws upon Community Catalyst’s roots in the labor movement and seeks to bolster the organization’s commitment to equity and justice.

Community Catalyst Staff Vote Almost Unanimously To Join Local 888

Community Catalyst Staff Vote Almost Unanimously To Join Local 888

March 5, 2021

Community Catalyst Staff Vote Almost Unanimously To Join Local 888

Coalition calls for vaccination plan for school workers

February 15, 2021

Coalition calls for vaccination plan for school workers

Annual report spotlights progress in 2020

February 15, 2021

Annual report spotlights progress in 2020

Executive board setting up Racial Justice Task Force

February 15, 2021

Executive board setting up Racial Justice Task Force

Holyoke Soldiers' Home staffing problems persist

February 15, 2021

Holyoke Soldiers' Home staffing problems persist

MassDefenders’ leaders take union’s oath of office

February 15, 2021

MassDefenders’ leaders take union’s oath of office

Voting for officers, EB set to begin March 13

February 15, 2021

Voting for officers, EB set to begin March 13

Voting for officers, EB set to begin March 13

Voting for officers, executive board began March 13; ends April 3

February 15, 2021

Voting for officers, executive board began March 13; ends April 3

Moment of Silence

February 15, 2021

Moment of Silence

Coming Attractions

February 15, 2021

Coming Attractions

Members eye retirement, Social Security

February 13, 2021

Members eye retirement, Social Security

Holyoke Soldiers’ Home staffing problems persist

February 10, 2021

Holyoke Soldiers’ Home staffing problems persist

Holyoke Soldiers’ Home staffing problems persist

Training for stewards Feb. 9

January 27, 2021

Training for stewards Feb. 9