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SEIU Local 509 and SEIU Local 32BJ announce endorsement of Gabriela Coletta for Boston City Council District 1

BOSTON – Today, unions SEIU Local 509 and SEIU Local 32BJ proudly announced their endorsement of Gabriela (“Gigi”) Coletta for Boston City Council District 1. Together, both unions represent nearly 40,000 members across Massachusetts. For years, Gigi has advocated for service workers across sectors, demanding better pay and working conditions for airport workers and standing …

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Coalition Celebrates Transportation Committee Passage of Driver’s License Bill

House will vote soon on bill to expand driver’s license access to all residents, regardless of immigration status BOSTON —Today the Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation voted favorably to move the Work and Family Mobility Act out of committee. According to press remarks by the office of House Speaker Ron Mariano, the bill will …

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Twenty-one Mass. Law Enforcement Leaders Stand Up for Driver’s License Bill

MASSACHUSETTS – At 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, 21 Massachusetts law enforcement leaders gathered on Zoom from across the Commonwealth to brief legislators and the media on their support for the Work and Family Mobility Act, a bill that would allow all qualified Bay State residents to apply for a standard state driver’s license, regardless of …

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Harvard custodians Ratify Strong Contract in Time for the Holidays

Following a Tough Fight, Over 700 custodians at Harvard Ratify Strong Contract with 15.25% Raises in Time for the Holidays The 4-year agreement is 32BJ SEIU’s first new contract at Harvard Since the pandemic began ### Cambridge, MA—On Friday, December 17–in a major victory for the essential workers who keep the richest University in the world running …

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Following a Tough Fight, Over 700 custodians at Harvard Ratify Strong Contract with 15.25% Raises in Time for the Holidays

Cambridge, MA—On Friday, December 17–in a major victory for the essential workers who keep the richest University in the world running each and every day–Harvard custodians voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first new contract with the University since the COVID-19 pandemic began.   The strong four-year agreement—which Harvard and the bargaining committee tentatively settled on …

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32BJ SEIU Congratulates Lydia Edwards on Historic Victory for State Senate

32BJ SEIU Congratulates Lydia Edwards on Historic Victory for State Senate Edwards will represent a district encompassing thousands of the union’s primarily Black, brown, and immigrant membership   The following Statement is attributable to Roxana Rivera, Executive Vice President of 32BJ SEIU:   On behalf of the airport workers, cleaners, and security officers of 32BJ …

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32BJ SEIU Throws Support Behind Lydia Edwards for State Senate

32BJ SEIU Throws Support Behind Lydia Edwards for State Senate Following a Silent March w/Edwards at Logan, EVP Roxana Rivera Announced the Union’s Endorsement   ~The Boston City Councilor has a long track record of fighting alongside working families~   Boston, MA—On Tuesday, November 16—following an early morning silent march for better wages at Logan …

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Essential Airport Workers, Councilor Edwards Kicked out of Logan Airport For Exercising Their Free Speech Rights

Essential Airport Workers, Councilor Edwards Kicked out of Logan Airport For Exercising Their Free Speech Rights Workers & the Councilor Marched Silently Across Terminal A Carrying Empty Platters, Wearing Signs that Read “We Need More than Thanks. Give Us Raises!”   ~Ahead of Massport’s Board Meeting Thursday & Thanksgiving travel, Boston Airport Workers Pushed Fight …

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