August 2021


We’re excited to endorse this slate of candidates across Boston & Somerville. Although most of our members do not live in these cities, we believe that each candidate offers an opportunity for bold ideas to flourish. We want to ensure that the values we hold as a Union are offered in all places for all workers. These candidates believe the same:
  • All workers have the right to form & join a Union
  • All workers deserve to be treated with dignity & respect
  • All people deserve to be treated equally & fairly
  • All people deserve a place to call home, & the supports needed to get by
These are the values that guide our daily work, and will continue to guide us in supporting candidates at all levels of government. Our diverse geography as a Union – spanning all of New England & New York – is a unique strength that allows us to be bold with our endorsements. In turn, we hope to share lessons learned from candidates across our geography in order to foster better conditions in every state. We are happy that these candidates stand with us in support of this mission.

Contact Updates:

We’re updating all of our contacts so we can keep in touch! This will help with:

  • Pandemic updates
  • Contract negotiations
  • Mobilizing for actions
  • Hearing your feedback
  • And more!

If you haven’t already, Please click the link below to fill out our contact update form:

Vaccine Reminder:

We’ve all been through a difficult year. We truly hope that everyone remains safe and healthy into the future.

As a reminder, everyone is eligible to receive their vaccine – you too! COVID-19 vaccines are free with no insurance needed. The process is quick, painless, and brings us closer to returning to normal. Please protect yourself, your family, and your community as soon as you can.

Click below to find a vaccine clinic near you.



CONGRATULATIONS! Members at MGM Springfield have officially been organized as NEJB UNITE HERE! Local 301. Despite a long delay due to the pandemic, we’re excited to be moving forward together.

The New England Joint Board Podcast:

Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) is now available in Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. PFML will also be available to workers across Connecticut in 2022.
On this episode of the New England Joint Board Podcast, Mitch talks with State Representative Ken Gordon about the creation of new PFML benefits, and their impacts on both the economy & our lives.
For more information on PFML in your state, please follow these links:

Upcoming Events:

Join your fellow union members in our weekly phone bank for Boston Mayoral candidate Michelle Wu! We will be talking with Boston voters about Michelle Wu’s vision for for our community. No experience phone banking? No problem! We will begin with a quick training.

What: NEJB WU CREW Weekly Phone Bank
When: THURSDAYS 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Zoom

What: Labor Day Rally & BBQ
When: Monday, September 6th, 11 AM
Where: Copley Square, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston

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If you have anything that you want to see included in next month’s newsletter, please let us know! We want this to be a bulletin for all members to find value in.