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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.  

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 […]