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Public workers win sick time with campaign

June 28, 2021

Raise Up Massachusetts, a coalition backed by Local 888, has successfully campaigned to get all Massachusetts workers covered by Emergency Paid Sick Time. That includes municipal workers, who Gov. Charlie Baker had sought to exclude.

Public workers win sick time with campaign

‘Essential’ Lottery workers honored, eye better contract

June 29, 2021

Local 888 members in the production and distribution area at the Massachusetts State Lottery, about 16 people, were recently honored for being essential workers during the pandemic.

‘Essential’ Lottery workers honored, eye better contract

Action needed on Holyoke Home staffing

June 29, 2021

The has OK'd a $400 million plan to construct a new Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. However, some of the same issues that contributed to the COVID-19 disaster there, which killed over 76 veterans, still must be resolved.

Action needed on Holyoke Home staffing

Dispatchers seek fairness in pensions

June 30, 2021

Boston Police dispatchers, a Local 888 chapter, were on the frontlines as the pandemic hit. Now the chapter is hoping members’ service will be remembered at the State House this year.

Dispatchers seek fairness in pensions

Holyoke Home’s unions win compassionate care for workers, paid by state

July 9, 2021

Workers at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home were forced to experience one of the most traumatic COVID-19 outbreaks in the U.S. To help employees recover emotionally from the disaster, a coalition of unions has reached an agreement with the state that will provide mental health services.

Holyoke Home’s unions win compassionate care for workers, paid by state