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How Boston Starbucks organizers are gaining ground
|Wed Aug 24, 2022: Across the country, workers at Starbucks are organizing to build power in the workplace. Kylah Clay, an organizer at the Starbucks location in Boston's Allston neighborhood, was interviewed by WorkerOrganizing.org about her struggler with coworkers to resist union-busting and corporate pressure to achieve a unanimous vote for unionization at her store.
Pressley and Warren Discuss Student Debt at BTU Hall
|Mon Aug 15, 2022: Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley were front and center last Wednesday 8/10 at the Boston Teachers' Union Hall in Dorchester to talk about the need for, and path toward, federal student loan debt cancellation. Click here to read a brief write-up of the event on the L.2324 Facebook page.
BU Children's Center workers vote to unionize
|Wed Aug 10, 2022: Following a nearly three month unionization effort, Boston University Children's Center teachers have unanimously voted for union representation after reaching out to SEIU Local 888 in May and filing for an election on June 10. Click here to read more at the Boston Herald.
President Curry issues a statement on Juneteenth
|Mon Jun 18, 2022: "The UAW supports diversity and inclusion and continues to represent all people. We believe that liberty and justice is for all. That was our mission when our union was founded, and it remains so today. I encourage you to find a local activity to support Juneteenth. " Click here to read the rest of President Curry's statement in observance of the 2022 Juneteenth holiday.
Capitol Hill Staff Win the Right to Organize
|Tue May 10, 2022: The United States House of Representatives has voted 217-202 to approve a resolution, introduced by Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI) with 165 co-sponsors, granting nearly 9,100 Congressional staff members the right to form a union and bargain collectively without threat of retaliation. The resolution passed along party lines in a 217-202 vote. Click here to read a statement from the Congressional Workers Union in response to this historic vote, or here to read reporting from NPR.
President Curry on Worker Memorial Day
|Thu Apr 21, 2022: April 28th, Worker Memorial Day, is a day of remembrance honoring all those who lost their lives, were seriously injured, or were sickened by their work. It is also a day to recommit ourselves to the promise that every worker has a fundamental right to a safe job. Click here to read President Ray Curry's 2022 Worker Memorial Day letter, and here to view a poster prepared by the Detroit team for this year's day of observance.
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