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Madison Polymeric Rallies for a Fair Contract

Members of NEJB Local 151 at Madison Polymeric in Branford, CT rallied this week as they continue negotiating their contract. Negotiating quality and fair health insurance has become increasingly difficult with the many unknowns related to the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare”, which goes into effect in 2014. Workers at Madison Polymeric […]

Massachusetts Workers Need A Raise!

On June 11th members of the NEJB testified before the Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Workforce Development  on in support of an increase to the minimum wage. Currently the Massachusetts minimum wage is $8.oo. The proposed bill would see that number rise to $11.oo with further increases tied to changes in the Consumer Price […]

Members in Worcester Stand Up for Good, Union Jobs

NEJB members are speaking out about the importance of good union jobs in the city of Worcester. Massachusetts’ recently expanded gaming legislation allows for three regionally located resort casinos and one slot parlor in Massachusetts. Currently one development company has submitted a proposal to build a slot parlor and hotel in Worcester. In order to […]

Oppose Cuts to Disability Services in New York

NEJB UNITE HERE represents 1,000 workers who work with people with developmental disabilities as employees of non-profit human services agencies throughout the New York Metropolitan Area. The state’s recent transition from institutional-based services to community-based care is being undermined by the proposed 30-day amendments to the 2013-2014 state budget. The amendments propose additional deep cuts […]

Welcome Locals 919 and 1904 to the NEJB!

The members of Locals 919 and 1904 in New York City recently voted to join the NEJB and were welcomed at our November delegates meeting. Local 919 and 1904 represent workers at Richmond Community Services and PSCH, Inc. disability services agencies based in New York and New Jersey. Members of both locals serve adults and […]

Secretary-Treasurer Sam Giurleo Retires

The NEJB would like to congratulate Sam Giurleo on his 41 years of service to the members of the New England Joint Board. Sam recently retired as Secretary-Treasurer of the NEJB. Sam emigrated to Boston from Italy when he was 8 years old. His mother was a stitcher and member of the ILGWU and his […]

Local 580 Ratifies New Contract

On November 13, over 130 Bridgewater State University food service workers, members of UNITE HERE NEJB Local 580, overwhelmingly ratified a new three year agreement that gives workers fair wage increases, first time benefits to part time workers, and a better shot at middle class life. The cooks, bakers, caterers, cashiers, drivers and dishwashers of […]

NEJB Local 1554T Giving Back to the Community

From Brian Coutu, Sergeant-At-Arms UNITE HERE NEJB, President NEJB Local 1554T:   The Christmas Giving Program is an annual event sponsored by the members of Local 1554T at Arkwright Advanced Coating Inc in Fiskville, RI. This program started in late November of 1992, twenty years ago, with a single person who saw that some local […]

NEJB Announces 2012 Endorsements

The NEJB has endorsed the following candidates running for federal and state offices on Tuesday November 6th. The NEJB did the research and found the following candidates to be the best choice for our members and working families in this election. Click here to find out where your polling place is. For more information contact […]

BSU Food Service Workers Fight for a Living Wage

Julia Tevis knows what another 85 cents an hour would mean to her family. “You always worry about where the money will come from at the end of the month,” said Tevis, a food service worker in the Crimson Hall cafeteria on the Bridgewater State University campus.