Massachusetts Union News

Vatican Receives Letter Urging Support for Nabisco Workers

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-02-26 08:23
The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' (BCTGM’s) campaign against the outsourcing of North American Nabisco jobs has generated widespread support. From U.S. congressional leaders, university students, union trade and justice activists to American veterans and consumers, the message carried by Nabisco workers across the nation has resonated loud and clear: Stop the global exploitation of workers that is devastating families and communities.

Welcome to the family, Severance Food workers!

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-02-19 09:47

Congratulations and welcome to some of our newest UFCW members,  the hardworking men and women at Severance Foods, Inc. in Hartford, Connecticut. The roughly 50 workers at Severance Foods manufacture a large variety of tortilla chips that are distributed worldwide.

Become a Labor Delegate to the 2018 Democratic State Committee Convention

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-02-19 09:44

The Massachusetts Democratic Party will be holding its State Convention on Friday June 1st and Saturday June 2nd at the DCU Center in Worcester. It is important to have a strong labor presence at this Convention that will nominate Democratic candidates for statewide office.

Black History Month: Remembering Russell R. Lasley and the UPWA

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-02-12 10:45

This Black History month, we celebrate the life and legacy of United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA) Vice-President Russell R. Lasley (1914-1989). Lasley was an officer in UPWA Local 46 in Waterloo, Iowa. He got his start working at The Rath Packing Co. and rose to become one of the central figures in the American civil rights movement.  Lasley was a vice president of the international union for more than 20 years, remaining after the UPWA merged with the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen where he became director of the merged union’s civil rights department.

UFCW Members Make Valentine’s Day Happen

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-02-12 10:44

As with many holidays, the members of our hard-working union family help make Valentine’s Day happen for members of their communities and people across the country.

Take No Smoke Video What's New Feed - Tue, 2018-02-06 21:44

3 Alarm Fire in Jamaica Plain What's New Feed - Tue, 2018-02-06 17:28
Boston Firefighters responded to Box 2437 for 165 LaMartine Street in the Jamaica Plain section of the city. Fire was in a 3 storry wood occupied wood on link below   http://wcvb.

Working People's Day of Action Massachusetts

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-02-05 09:45

America needs union jobs.

On February 26th, thousands of working people in Massachusetts will join a national movement as they speak out for good, union jobs.
We are rising up to protect the freedom of working people to join unions for a better life.

BCTGM Nabisco Fight Sees Victories, Campaign Continues

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-02-05 09:42

"Breaking Faith: Outsourcing and the Damage Done to our Communities. How the corporation that owns Oreo broke promise after promise to working people and consumers while lining their executives’ pockets with cash."

Hotel Workers Say #MeToo and Fight Back

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-01-29 14:36

As the #MeToo movement surges across the nation, working women are finding power in their union to speak out and fight back against sexual harassment and assault on the job. In the hospitality industry, housekeepers have been pursuing protections for years, and their union, UNITE HERE, has been shedding light on their struggle.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports 260,000 More Union Members in 2017

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-01-29 14:34

Last week, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual report on union membership, which found that the number of union members rose by 260,000 in 2017. This reflects critical organizing victories across a range of industries, which have reaped higher wages, better benefits and a more secure future for working people around the country.

Apply for the Union Plus Scholarship Program

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-01-22 13:35

Application deadline:  12:00pm (noon, Eastern Time), Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Did you know that as a UFCW member, you and your family are eligible for an exclusive scholarship through the Union Plus Scholarship Program?

Victory at Los Angeles Times Continues Digital and Newsroom Organizing Momentum

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-01-22 13:32

Los Angeles Times newsroom employees made history by voting 248–44 to be represented by the NewsGuild—the first newsroom union in the paper's 136-year history.

4th Alarm Box 342 Codman Sq What's New Feed - Thu, 2018-01-18 07:59
On Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 9:18 a.m.Boston Fire Alarm recieved a call from 573 Washington Street in the Dorchester section of the city reporting a fire in the basement of a business. Box 342 Codman Sq was transmitted, Engine 18 and Ladder 6 found a fire in the basement of a taxpayer. Eventually going to 4 alarms.

UFCW celebrates the legacy of Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.

UFCW 1459 - Tue, 2018-01-16 09:16

About two weeks before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a massive crowd of sanitation workers who had gone on strike. He know the value of hardworking people, and championed their cause. We continue to fight for a better life in his name today.

Annual Legislative Breakfast - Registration Form

UFCW 1459 - Tue, 2018-01-16 09:14

Come to the PVCLC's annual Legislative Breakfast at Castle of Knights, Chicopee, MA at 8:30 am February 23, 2018!

Tickets are $25 per person and a table of 10 is $250.  Deadline for reservations is February 9, 2018.  No walk-ins the day of the event.

President Paris Standing by Second Alarm What's New Feed - Sun, 2018-01-14 05:42
Sunday January 14, 2017 Boston Fire Alarm began receiving calls for a building fire at 14 Evelyn Street in the Mattapan section of the city.Engine 52 first due reported fire showing floor 2 of a 3 story wood. Car 8 arrived on scene and ordered a second alarm.

The $15 minimum wage will help all — including teens

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-01-08 11:10

All workers deserve a fair wage, regardless of age. I was troubled to read Katie Johnston’s article suggesting that a potential ballot initiative raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Massachusetts would have negative economic impacts, specifically for teen workers (“In $15 minimum wage, some see pain for teens,” Business, Dec. 26). This could not be further from the truth.

By Steven A. Tolman

Make this the year you get your degree with UFCW Free College

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-01-08 11:07

Registration for the next semester of the UFCW’s Free College Benefit is open until January 12, so if you are a UFCW member, retired UFCW member, or a family member and one of your New Year’s resolutions was to go back to school and get your degree, make sure you don’t miss the deadline!

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