River Valley Market - Please Support Responsible Sub-Contracting & Diversity
BC Petition Delivery to President Leahy
River Valley Market is expanding to Easthampton, MA please sign this petition to ask River Valley to put their principles into practice by committing to meet the area standards for construction in choosing contractors for this project and support living wages and worker justice by signing this petition.
Update: After substantial public pressure Julio was transported to court for his trial and was found not guilty!!
Today a delegation led by labor leaders, faith leaders, and Senator Jamie Eldridge delivered a petition signed by over 700 BC graduate students and more than 3000 affiliated BC community members.
Parents, teachers clash over new charter school
Julio was able to make it into court today as the result of an enormous amount of effort by his attorney, the ACLU, and concerned citizens who launched a petition that received 2000 signatures and made phone calls to petition targets, community organizations that wrote many letters of support, and the amazing showing of support in the courtroom today (it was standing room only!).
Springfield Trust Ordinance Vote December 17, 2018
More than half of Haverhill’s 534 public school teachers showed up at a hearing Monday night to oppose granting a charter to a group looking to bring a national charter school chain
Registered nurses at St. Luke’s Hospital voted to form a union and join the Massachusetts Nurses Association
Monday, December 3, 2018, the Springfield, MA City Council Monday night, but they still haven't given final approval to the Welcoming Community Trust Act. Next vote is scheduled for December 17, 2018.
Stop Julio's Deportation
NEW BEDFORD — Registered nurses at St. Luke’s Hospital voted Thursday to form a union and join the Massachusetts Nurses Association in an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board, according to Joe Markman, a spokesman for the MNA.
Sign a Petition to support Whittier Street Health Center
Stop Julio’s deportation, sign a Petition and Donate to his legal defense and to support his family. Sign up for for more information.
Marriott International agreed to terms with striking workers at its Boston hotels
Pledge your support for quality care for those who need it most. Urge Whittier Street Health Center to reinstate critical healthcare programs & services for a healthy Roxbury/South End Community and surrounding areas. Please sign this petition asking Whittier Street Health Center to reinstate valuable health care programs that our neighborhood needs.
Solidarity with Daily Hampshire Gazette and The Valley Advocate Workers
A hotel worker strike in Boston that’s lasted more than six weeks is officially over.
Giving Tuesday is coming!
Today Western Mass. Jobs with Justice stood in solidarity with labor leaders, faith leaders, community members and elected officials to urge the CEO of both the Daily Hampshire Gazette and The Valley Advocate to recognize the will of the workers who want to organize to form a union.
The Community Trust Act of Springfield passed the first round unanimously last night
Giving Tuesday is coming! This year, if you make a contribution to Massachusetts Jobs with Justice on Tuesday, November 27, a generous donor will match your gift! Visit http://bit.ly/givejustice to give online!
We Stand With Northeastern Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty
What a beautiful night last night! Our members and coalition partners were out in force! The Community Trust Act of Springfield passed the first round unanimously last night. This Act will make sure that Springfield Police are never deputized as agents of ICE, that there are no detainer requests seen out unless legally obligated.
Stand with the workers at the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Advocate newspapers
At Northeastern University and around the country, full-time non-tenure-track faculty play an essential role in providing quality education for students and contributing to a vibrant academic life on campus. However, they are consistently denied transparency about decisions on working conditions, a meaningful voice in these decisions, and access to key benefits and protections, such as job stability.
Add your name to an open letter supporting Northeastern Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty
How to help your loved one in Suffolk Detention Center
Massachusetts Jobs With Justice is partnering with the Pioneer Valley Workers Center to stand in solidarity with the nearly 80 workers at the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Advocate newspapers who are forming a union with the NewsGuild CWA! Support them by signing this Petition!
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice Reintegration Support Guide
Jobs with Justice has added a guide to its resources page to help you when a loved one has been detained at the Suffolk Detention Center.
How to help your loved one in Suffolk Detention Center (pdf, Google doc)
The Pioneer Valley Workers’ Center Building Power for Immigrants and Low-Wage Workers
Mass. Jobs with Justice interns and volunteers have created a Reintegration guide. It reflects the immigrant populations throughout the state, but is by no means comprehensive -- we always welcome edits and suggestions.
Jobs With Justice partner organization, The Pioneer Valley Workers’ Center in Northampton, MA builds power with low-wage and immigrant workers throughout Western Massachusetts.