Standing together for a fair and just society

Dear allies,

Community Labor United is deeply pained by the recent events in Atlanta, Georgia, against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. For the past year, Stop AAPI Hate received a total of 3,795 hate crime incidents, and that number continues to rise in 2021. Our communities need to stand together against racism, white supremacy, and misogynistic views and actions. 

Join us and our partners on March 25 at 6 p.m. for a Town Hall on Anti-Asian Racism, highlighting how the Asian American community in Massachusetts is organizing against racism. Please check out this statement from our sisters and brothers in the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) and here are a few organizations you can contribute to #StopAsianHate.

Below, you will find opportunities to engage and continue the fight on many issues that affect our communities. Please help us spread the word by sharing our Facebook posts as well as following and retweeting us on Twitter. You can also receive regular updates from CLU by signing up on our website.


Online Rally: Stop the Cuts
During today’s online rally, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representative Katherine Clark, and Senator Joseph Boncore joined workers and riders of the Public Transit Public Good coalition, to stand up to the Baker-Polito administration and the MBTA. Together, we demanded the MBTA roll back unnecessary service cuts, the most recent of which were implemented last weekend.

We hope that you will join us and demand an end to the MBTA cuts. 

Tell the FMCB that cuts are unacceptable when the MBTA is getting another $1 billion in new federal aid. Call or email today! 857-368-1655 (Leave a message) or publiccomment@dot.state.ma.us.  


The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
March 17 – is the official “payment date” for new stimulus check payments approved under the federal government’s new $1.9 trillion stimulus legislation. Millions of Americans will be getting a stimulus payment deposited into their bank account this week. Plus, people who received a “pending” or “provisional” payment over the past few days should also have access to their funds today. If you’re not sure whether you’re getting a payment today, you can find out by using the IRS’s “Get My Payment” tool.


Now Hiring: Care That Works Pilot Program Coordinator
Our Care That Works coalition is looking for a Pilot Coordinator to assist with the ongoing work of making our nonstandard hour child care pilot program a success. This is a 1-year position, 20 hours a week, with the potential of staying on longer. View the job description and apply now. 


BTU’s 2021 Parent2Parent Conference
Please join the Boston Teachers Union for the 2021 Parent2Parent Conference! The theme this year is Learning, Parenting, Teaching: Strengthening Communities Together. As we’ve all adjusted to huge changes in our education system this year, collaborating to support students is more important than ever. This is a conference for parents and educators to share and learn from each other, support family engagement, promote family advocacy, and strengthen family and educator collaboration.

Saturday, March 27
10:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Register here


Union Member to Member Food Drive
Join Iron Workers Local 7 on March 28th and donate to their food drive to support union members who have been out of work and affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Suggested items to donate include canned fruit/veggies, pasta, rice, peanut butter, granola bars, cereal, and oatmeal.

Sunday, March 28
10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
195 Old Colony Ave., South Boston, MA


MCRA 2021 Story Collection
Since the beginning of COVID-19, essential workers have been struggling to stay afloat, whether it regarded child care, housing, or public education – all while urging the MA legislature to provide a more equitable reopening plan. The Massachusetts COVID-19 Response Alliance would like to capture the stories of those directly impacted and affected by COVID-19. Join against the fight today and tell by sharing your story of how COVID-19 has affected your life, family, and/or employment.


Matahari: Ask your legislators to support eliminating sub-minimum wages!
Recently, the One Fair Wage bill was filed with the Massachusetts legislature to end the sub-minimum wage for restaurant workers. Thanks to Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville) and Representatives Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield) & Brandy Fluker-Oakley (D-Mattapan), HD. 3462 & SD. 1811 are ready for co-sponsors. This represents a big step forward as we fight for a $15 minimum wage plus tips for service workers but as always it is only one piece of the puzzle. Send a letter to urge your legislators to cosponsor the bill using Matahari’s quick advocacy tool

Matahari: Vaccine Access for all Domestic Workers
Significantly, a majority of domestic workers are women of color, and we have seen in Massachusetts how immigrant communities of color have been the state’s hardest-hit during COVID-19. Join the Matahari Workers’ Center by taking action and signing their letter to urge Governor Baker to call for the inclusion of ALL domestic workers in Phase 2 of the state’s vaccination rollout.


Thank you for reading and taking action!

In Solidarity,
Community Labor United

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