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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.  

NEJB Firing Back in Bradford, RI

WESTERLY — A union representing former employees of the Bradford Printing and Finishing plant is accusing its owner of unfair labor practices and pocketing health care deductions from employee paychecks.

New England Joint Board Speaks Out on Olympic Uniform Scandal

Following a swell of public outrage due to the US Olympic committee’s decision to equip the US Olympic team with Chinese-made uniforms, the New England Joint Board is speaking out. Once the heart of the US textile and garment industries, a number of manufacturers still call New England home, manufacturing a variety of products for […]

NEJB Participates in “Organizing Beyond Barriers” Summer Program

This summer the New England Joint Board took part in UNITE HERE’s international “Organizing Beyond Barriers” (OBB) summer intern program. The program places young people with a UNITE HERE local or Joint Board for the entire summer doing work organizing new members, running strategic campaigns, and building our union. The NEJB had two recent college […]

Veterans Call on Marine Corps to Cut Ties with the UFC

Recently the New England Joint Board has been very involved in a national campaign to call on the Marine Corps to refrain from using taxpayer money to sponsor the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The UFC has repeatedly tolerated jokes about rape, homophobic slurs, and remarks that are demeaning to women made by a number of […]