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SEIU members hard hit by pandemic stress, insecurity

April 16, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has brought increased stress and hardship to workers in Massachusetts — along with increased fears of having budgets, services and jobs cut.

SEIU members hard hit by pandemic stress, insecurity

Holyoke Soldiers' Home vigil recalls outbreak

April 16, 2021

Union members at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home organized a March 30 candlelight vigil to remember the tragedy that struck the residential facility one year ago.

Holyoke Soldiers' Home vigil recalls outbreak

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

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