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The Regular Monthly Meeting

Normally held the 1st Wednesday of each month

Has been changed due to the July 4th Holiday and

Will be held Monday, July 2nd at 6 PM

Boston Teacher’s Union Hall, Bayside Mall, Dorchester

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Early Bargaining with Verizon

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As you know, our current collective bargaining agreement with Verizon does not expire until August 2019, a little less than 15 months from now.

However, IBEW, CWA, and Verizon will be entering into two weeks of bargaining, June 18, 2018 through June 30, 2018 to try to reach an early agreement on a new contract. 

Once bargaining begins on Monday, June 18th there will be a blackout of information. We will keep you posted on any further developments.

Please Note – Due to the July 4th Holiday, the regular monthly meeting, normally held the 1st Wednesday of the month, will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 6 PM – Boston Teacher’s Union Hall, Bayside Mall, Dorchester

Rally for Sunday Time and a Half Pay

A rally was held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Macy’s in Downtown Crossing, Boston followed by a march to the State House to protest the elimination of Time and One-Half pay for retail and grocery workers. 

Right now legislators at the Massachusetts State House are considering eliminating Time and One-Half pay on Sundays and Holidays for some 300,000 retail and grocery workers. Every retail worker who gets Sunday premium pay needs this added compensation to survive.  Make no mistake – If they are successful with the retail and grocery workers, it will not stop there!

No one in Massachusetts can afford a pay cut – we need make our voices heard and tell the legislature not to cut our pay!  

Help Protect Good Jobs at WGBH

SEIU / 32BJ Supported us during our strikes with Verizon – Now they need our help!

seiu_securityYour help is needed today to protect good jobs at WGBH!

Recently, SEIU/32BJ discovered that WGBH, the PBS member TV station in Boston, decided to change its contract for security services from a responsible union contractor to a company called McGarr—a  non-union security contractor believed to pay their officers as low as $12 an hour in Boston. Last week, 7 security officers were given less than two days’ notice that they would lose their jobs as of Friday, June 1. Despite our outreach directly to WGBH explaining the negative impact of selecting McGarr as their security contractor, they have remained committed to their decision.

SEIU/32BJ needs your help to make sure WGBH does the right thing! Please call WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott at (617) 300-2441 NOW to demand they hire a responsible contractor and bring these 7 security officers back to work.

Sample Script:

My name is (            ). I am a member of the Boston community, a listener
(if true) and a donor to WGBH (if true). I am calling because I am outraged that WGBH chose to bring in a new security contractor that led to officers losing their jobs with two days’ notice and overall wages for the same positions to be lowered. WGBH should hire a responsible contractor and make sure the previous officers are brought back to work.

Make your call to WGBH to protect good security jobs at their Brighton office today! This is happening at the same time as 2,500 Boston area security officers negotiate their next collective bargaining agreement with responsible security contractors. As we work together to win a path to better jobs for thousands of working families, we expect more from a community leader like WGBH.

Thanks for your help. Please email SEIU/32BJ at kbelgard@seiu32bj.org to report how your call went.

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