Fight for the change our communities need
Thank you to all who have supported our work, to all who have answered the call to action, and to our partners who have helped us make it possible.
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.
Visit our website today to view all job opportunities: MassCLU.org/Careers.
CLU appoints Senior Researcher, Susanna Bohme as Deputy Director
We are pleased to announce that former CLU Senior Researcher, Susanna Bohme is transitioning to the role of Deputy Director. Susanna’s research background and strategic campaign experience has been invaluable to the Public Transit Public Good coalition’s campaign and CLU’s work since she joined us in 2019. We are incredibly proud to share this news, and are excited to see her in a key leadership role within the organization. Congratulations, Susanna!
Massachusetts Senate advances Lucky Amendment 7!
This week, the Public Transit Public Good coalition, riders, transit workers, and allies called on the Legislature to take urgent action to pass a low-income fare provision, and on Governor Baker to sign it into law. We are pleased to announce that the passing of lucky Amendment 7 to S.2989 has moved us one step closer to a low-income fare for all across the Commonwealth.
We thank Senators Edwards and Crighton, and Senate leadership for championing this popular and urgent policy. However, the fight is not over! Today, we call on the conference committee to ensure a low-income fare in the final version of the bill, and on the Governor to sign the provision into law.
Thank you to the riders, workers, and allies who joined us in calling for a low-income fare. We encourage you to continue taking action by emailing your legislators today to pass a low-income fare measure through the Legislature.
Follow @PTPGCoalition on Twitter to stay updated with the latest information.
In Case You Missed It!
Salt of the Earth Awards 2022
Thank you to our many friends and supporters who were able to attend the Salt of the Earth Awards on June 29. We hope you all enjoyed the celebration and will continue to join us in building a stronger movement for worker power and for racial, gender, and economic justice. We invite you to make a donation to our campaigns via our website and check out the highlights video below capturing the event. See you next year!
Celebrating the Chelsea community at a benefit concert!
The Greater Boston Labor Council (GBLC) celebrated amazing leaders and workers from the Chelsea community at a family-friendly concert that featured award-winning trumpeter Charlie Sepúlveda. During the event, workers spoke out to condemn wage theft and rallied support around the passage of the Wage Theft Bill (H.4681). This issue impacts hundreds of thousands of workers in Massachusetts annually, as almost $1 billion of wages is stolen in the state each year.
Thank you to all who showed up in support of the Chelsea community and to take action on the urgent wage theft crisis. Your contributions from the concert will make a huge impact and support the work of local social justice organizations like La Colaborativa, Community Action Programs Inter-City Inc, and the Chelsea Black Community Coalition.
BTU reaches a tentative agreement with BPS
On July 14, Boston Teachers Union announced a tentative contract agreement with Boston Public Schools. The agreement includes important progress for inclusion policies, staff training, wage increases, and other essential developments. By expanding support for special education, resources for educators, and adding funding for new positions, the agreement will benefit teachers, students, and staff and create a more equitable school environment. Congratulations to BTU’s members, organizers, negotiators, and community for this important victory.
Learn more about the tentative agreement at Boston Herald.
Chinese Progressive Association’s 45th Anniversary Celebration
Please join us on July 30 to celebrate the Chinese Progressive Association’s (CPA) 45th anniversary at the Josiah Quincy school. The event will feature performances by members of the community and opportunities to recognize CPA’s collective wins over the last few years. After the program, there will be time to chat, connect, and eat together. Masks are strongly recommended while indoors.
CPA’s 45th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, July 30 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Josiah Quincy school
To learn more about the organization’s fights and campaigns, visit Chinese Progressive Association.
Ask your representative to prioritize An Act to improve outdoor and indoor air quality for communities burdened by transportation pollution
Join Clean Water Action in calling on the Legislature to improve outdoor and indoor air quality for communities burdened by transportation pollution. People of color are the most vulnerable to air pollution, and Massachusetts families are at high risk of developing or worsening respiratory illnesses such as asthma. To protect our communities, we need public health legislation, and strict building codes that ensure the air we breathe is free of toxic gas leaks, mold, and other pollutants.
Clean Water Action is working to pass legislation (H.2330: An Act to Improve Outdoor and Indoor Air Quality for Communities Burdened by Transportation Pollution), which seeks to improve air quality by including upgrading building codes to prevent the installation of new gas stoves, expanding outdoor air monitoring for black carbon, requiring installation of air filters in existing eligible buildings, and more!
Take action NOW, and ask your representatives to prioritize An Act to improve outdoor and indoor air quality for communities burdened by transportation pollution. To learn more about the Clean Air for All, All for Clean Air campaign, visit Clean Water Action.