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Brooks Brothers Workers Deserve Respect

Over 400 union members, skilled garment workers at Southwick Clothing in Haverhill, are worried about their futures after Brooks Brothers, the owner of the factory, notified workers that their last day of employment would be July 20th. Workers at Brooks Brothers’ two other factories in the United State received similar notifications. The workers at Southwick […]

Statement Regarding Recent Murders of Black Americans

A statement from Warren Pepicelli, Manager of the New England Joint Board, on the recent murders of black Americans: “We are sickened by the recent murders of Black civilians in the United States. These murders show the insidious nature of the systemic racism that has plagued this country for centuries. The system is not broken, […]

NEJB Delivers Urgently Needed PPE to NY Disability Care Workers

NEJB members working in the disability care industry in New York State have been on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. These members care for people with developmental disabilities in residential settings and are vital to ensuring that society’s most vulnerable are able to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Disability care workers have been working […]

Esmeralda Baez, Laundry Worker and Frontline Hero

Meet Esmeralda Baez, a production worker at an industrial laundry facility in Boston and member of UNITE HERE New England Joint Board. Esmeralda shares her story from the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis as part of the Greater Boston Labor Council’s #FrontlineHeroes series. Our series profiles the work of union members and everyday heroes who […]

Coronavirus/COVID 19 Resources for Members

The global Coronavirus/COVID 19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on working people across the globe. Many NEJB employers have curtailed operations or ceased operations all together. During this crisis the New England Joint Board is committed to representing and protecting our members to the best of our ability. In line with these goals we are […]

NEJB Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Today we are proud to announce that the rank and file leaders of the Executive Board of the New England Joint Board UNITE HERE have unanimously voted to endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. Our union represents 10,000 workers in the six New England states and New York in the manufacturing, distribution, […]

MGM Springfield Workers Ratify First Union Contract 

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Workers at MGM Springfield overwhelmingly ratified their first union contract, a four-year deal covering nearly 700 workers who work as cocktail servers, guest room attendants, bartenders, cooks, valet drivers, and other hospitality positions at the resort casino. By the end of the contract workers will see an average 19% increase to their […]

MGM Springfield Workers Join NEJB!

On Monday October 8th over 900 gaming workers at MGM in Springfield, Massachusetts became members of the New England Joint Board through a card check neutrality agreement. With the certification the MGM workers become the first union resort and casino workers in Massachusetts since the Expanded Gaming Act was signed into law in 2011. MGM […]

NEJB Announces Endorsements in 2018 Primary

The New England Joint Board UNITE HERE is a progressive union of immigrant workers fighting for dignity and respect for workers everywhere. We believe that good jobs and the values of equality, justice, and fairness provide the foundation for strong communities; that every worker has the right to a family-sustaining job; and that having a […]