Change begins with action
Below you will find opportunities to engage and continue the fight on many issues that affect our communities and allies. Please spread the word by sharing our Facebook posts as well as following and retweeting us on Twitter. You can sign up here to receive regular updates from CLU.
Community Labor United
CLU and our partners are seeking experienced individuals to join our teams! If you know anyone who would be a good fit, please send them our way.
NEW – National Field Organizer, Right to the City Alliance
NEW – Child Care Program Coordinator, Care That Works
Visit our website today to view all job opportunities: MassCLU.org/Careers.
Getting on board for a better MBTA: A forum of workers and riders!
Yesterday, the Public Transit Public Good coalition held a forum for riders and workers to share experiences, build our power, and ensure our voices are heard as we shape the future of the MBTA! During the event, we discussed the most pressing transit issues our MBTA faces today, including the affordability crisis, the need for new revenue, and the unfilled jobs at the MBTA.
We know the MBTA must be made safer and more equitable to truly serve the public good. This is possible if we act collectively to achieve sustainable sources of revenue, and put riders and workers at the forefront of decision-making.
Our coalition is helping shape a better Massachusetts for all by building grassroots power behind Yes on 1 for the Fair Share Amendment and Yes on 4 for safer roads. On November 9, 2022, voters will have the opportunity to reimagine what is possible – a fairer tax system that funds public education and transportation, and a transportation system that gives us all the ability to safely get where we are going, regardless of immigration status. A YES vote on these initiatives will help Massachusetts put our crisis of safety in the rearview mirror and mend the inequities that burden low-income communities and favor the wealthy.
Learn more about our demands at Public Transit Public Good.
Join us at the first-ever Women Build Boston Conference 2022!
Care That Works is excited for the Women Build Boston Conference on Saturday, October 8 at Encore Boston Harbor. Come by our table for some fun take-home tchotchkes, learn about our nonstandard-hour child care Pilot program for parents pursuing careers in the union construction industry, and connect to the fight for more state resources for home-based child care providers!
If you are a parent in the trades, click here to fill out our survey to help improve our Pilot and advocate for child care workers.
We’re hiring a Child Care Program Coordinator: Apply by October 31!
Child care can be a major barrier to a good-paying career for many working parents. Care That Works is building a network of caregivers to bridge this gap in care. Are you passionate about helping your community? Do you have demonstrated experience with program development? This could be the job for you! Learn more and apply today!
Apply by October 31, 2022
- Salary: $60,000 to $70,000 annually
- A minimum commitment of one year required
- Women, LGBTQ+, and people of color are encouraged to apply
- Application materials needed: resume, cover letter, three references
Learn more about our campaign at Care That Works coalition.
Chinese Progressive Association’s video contest on the Fair Share Amendment!
The Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) is holding an exciting video contest with prizes in support of the Fair Share Amendment (Question 1 on the ballot for November 9, 2022). Submit a video on why you think it’s important to support the Fair Share Amendment. The video can be in Cantonese, Mandarin, or Taishanese and should be no longer than one minute. Submit your videos by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022, to qualify! Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 15!
If you’re interested in joining the contest, submit your videos here, and fill out CPA’s submission form!
First-ever Women Build Boston Conference 2022!
Don’t forget to join Greater Boston Building Trades Union’s first-ever Women Build Boston Conference on Saturday, October 8 at Encore Boston Harbor. If you or someone you know is looking to take a construction career to the next level, this conference is an incredible opportunity to learn from leading tradeswomen, network with fellow trades sisters, and find the support you need. All construction and building trades members are welcome!
For inquiries, please contact Brian Doherty, General Agent of the Greater Boston Building Trades Unions at BrianDoherty@metrobtc.org.
Women Build Boston Conference 2022
Saturday, October 8 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Click here to register!
March for rent control at HONK Fest!
Join City Life/Vida Urbana and street band activists at HONK! Fest to march for rent control at 12 p.m. on Sunday, October 12! The parade begins at Davis Square on the Red Line.
‘HONK!’ is a festival of activist street bands building community and standing up for social justice! You’re invited to enjoy great music, art spaces, and a variety of marching parades – all for free! Join the fun-filled weekend including full-day activities in Davis Square on Saturday, a HONK! parade down Massachusetts Avenue on Sunday, followed by a full afternoon of HONK! performances in Harvard Square.
Learn more about this year’s festivities at HONK! Fest.
HONK! parade for rent control
Sunday, October 12 | 12 p.m.
Davis Square on the Red Line
In Case You Missed It
The New Power of Labor in Massachusetts Forum
Last week, Secretary Marty Walsh joined our Boston communities, legislators, and labor leaders as a keynote speaker for a forum on The New Power of Labor in Massachusetts. As organized labor and worker power grows in every corner of our state and throughout the country, Sec. Walsh emphasized how businesses and workers have a new opportunity to rethink work, and what our economy could look like from the bottom up.
“In discussing the growth of the country’s labor movement, Walsh noted workers in traditionally non-union jobs — warehouse workers, coffee shop employees, media outlets, libraries — are seeking to organize. More and more, Walsh said, the issue is not wages, but respect, and how employees are treated on the job…”
“… Now is the time, he suggested, that employers recognize the desire of employees to form a collective, and to work with them to move the economy forward.”
Read more on Secretary Walsh’s keynote address at WickLocal.com.
Boston School Committee approves teachers union contract
The Boston School Committee unanimously approved a new three-year contract with the Boston Teachers Union (BTU), which union members ratified earlier this month. The contract includes a 9.5 percent pay raise for educators over the course of the contract, funds for new hires to help integrate students with special learning needs into general classroom settings, 12 weeks of paid parental leave for all union members, and more! This is not only a huge win for BTU, but also for our students and communities in the greater Boston area.
“Our members’ top priority is always our students and creating the best possible learning experience for our students,” BTU President Jessica Tang said in a statement. “That includes working with the district and the school committee to ensure educators have the tools and resources they need, and this agreement takes major steps towards ensuring that.”
Learn more about this union victory at Boston.com.