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NEJB Endorses Barbara L’Italien for Congress

STATEMENT FROM NEJB MANAGER WARREN PEPICELLI ON ENDORSEMENT OF BARBARA L’ITALIEN FOR CONGRESS “We’re proud to endorse Senator L’Italien in her campaign for Congress. Senator L’Italien has been a close friend of the NEJB for years. She lent her voice to our members at Polartec in Lawrence when they were thrown out of their jobs […]

370 Workers Join the NEJB in Just Two Weeks!

In just a two week period over 370 workers joined the New England Joint Board UNITE HERE. Beginning on April 13th 70 Case Managers at WellLife Network in New York City joined through a card check agreement after over a year of organizing. The workers at WellLife join over 800 workers at the non-profit agency […]

300 Foxwoods Workers Join the New England Joint Board!

MASHANTUCKET, CT – Hundreds of employees of Foxwoods Resort and Casino now have a voice in their workplace. An overwhelming majority of employees voted to be represented by the New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE, a union representing hospitality, gaming, and manufacturing workers in New England. The vote took place throughout the day on […]

Foxwoods Workers to Unionize Amid Company Anti-Union Campaign

MASHANTUCKET, CT – Hundreds of employees of Foxwoods Resort and Casino are one step closer to having a voice in their workplace to speak up for fair wages and working conditions. An overwhelming majority of ESD employees signed cards authorizing union representation by the New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE, a union representing hospitality […]

Retired NEJB Staff Member Cynthia Rodrigues to be Honored by Labor Guild

On Friday December 1, 2017 the Labor Guild of the Archdiocese of Boston will be honoring retired business agent and former member Cynthia Rodrigues with the annual Cushing Gavin Award. The annual awards honor exceptional service to the labor relations community in Eastern Massachusetts with awards going to a labor professional, management professional, a yearly […]

NEJB Announces 2017 Municipal and Special Election Endorsements

The New England Joint Board is proud to announce its endorsement of a group of candidates for elected public office who are committed to the values of our union. Once elected, these candidates will prioritize the issues important to working people and will stand strong against the attacks on the working class from wealthy corporate […]

UNITE HERE Statement on DACA Termination

New York, NY – Donald Trump’s announcement today that Deferred Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA) will be terminated in six months barring congressional intervention is an astounding act of political cowardice, and a missed opportunity to make a significant step towards comprehensive immigration reform. Donald Trump has passed the buck to Congress on what even he […]

Textile Workers Picket Over Layoff Rule

Factory workers in Fair Haven Heights saved their pensions. Now they’re fighting for their jobs. Nearly 100 unionized employees at the Lenox Street plant, which produces coated fabrics, are attempting to negotiate their first contract with a new boss. Trelleborg AB, a global engineering company headquartered in Sweden that employs 23,000 workers, acquired the factory […]

Unsure of their future, Duro workers picket in hopes of restoring jobs

FALL RIVER — The 157 workers laid off from Duro Textiles after their July vacation shut-down are still unsure of their fate. “They say we’re one big family, but they left us high and dry,” said Erik Dopart, a maintenance mechanic for Duro for 31 years, and the local union president. A group of workers, […]