Archive for April 2019

Make Your Voice Heard

Good Evening Brother’s and Sister’s, Thank you for your outpouring of support for UFCW Local 1445. In addition to efforts we’ve already asked you to take, we ask you to take one more step by sending an email to Stop & Shop’s Executive Vice President of Merchandising Mark Messier. He needs to hear your voice.…

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Support Striking Stop & Shop Workers!!!

On Thursday, 31,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) who work at Stop & Shop across New England went on strike.   Although Stop & Shop’s foreign-owned parent company reported more than $2 billion in profits last year, they’re proposing drastic cuts to the wages and benefits that its workers and their families…

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Honoring Bus Drivers

On Tuesday, April 16 from 11am to 1pm, the seniors at the Haitian Adult Day Health Center-Sant Belvi (6 Frontenac St. in Dorchester) will hold a celebration honoring bus drivers (MBTA and BPS) who work in their community. The event will take place in the parking lot across the street at the corner of Blue…

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Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Rally!

Stephanie Podlesny and her children Leo, 5, and Alarick, 3, show their solidarity with Stop & Shop workers. Her husband, Frank has worked at the supermarket for 23 years. Today, marks nearly a week since 31,000 Stop & Shop workers across New England marched off the job and began the largest private sector strike in the…

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ATU Steward Training

From left to right: Bill Berardino, Barn Captain Charlestown/Salem Street; Ray McCue, Barn Captain Wellington/Orient Heights Shops; Roudy Jean, Barn Captain RTL Orange Line Heavy Rail; Jimmy Morris, Barn Captain Track MOW; and Denis Gains, Barn Captain Quincy.  Over the last couple days, barn captains from Local 589 have been attending ATU Steward Training, which…

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Congrats to 2019 Scholarship Winners!

This past Sunday, Local 589 Vice President Peggy LaPaglia, Assistant Secretary Marcus Taylor, and Delegate Allen Lee joined scholarship winners and their families at an annual celebratory banquet at IBEW, Local 103 in Dorchester, MA. The following students have been awarded Boston Carmen’s Union Scholarships for 2019 in the amount of $2,000: Connor Coe: He…

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Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s (4/30) Hearing @ 1 PM on Janus Legislation

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Don’t miss tomorrow’s (4/30) hearing at 1:00 PM in State House Room A-2. The Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hold a hearing on legislation filed in response to the Janus Supreme Court decision (H.1596/S.1043). This legislation (H.1596/S.1043) represents meaningful steps toward protecting the rights of unions and workers post…

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New Transportation Poll

According to a new poll by MassINC Polling Group, commuters are feeling the effects of the transportation system’s problems in very personal ways. For a large portion of those with the longest commutes, the frustration of being stuck on the roads or transit has led them to consider changing jobs, or leaving the region altogether.…

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Stop & Shop Rally

Members of Local 589 were proud to attend yesterday’s rally in support of our UFCW union brothers and sisters who are on strike against the corporate greed of Stop & Shop, and their parent company Ahold USA. No matter how long it takes, we have their backs! Don’t cross the picket line—grab a sign and…

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