Western Massachusetts Area Labor Federation

 

John Sweeney, who led an era of transformative change in America’s labor movement, passed away Feb. 1 at the age of 86.

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Recent News

Marilyn Rosa from Carpenters local 336 speaks about the legacy of Carter G. Woodson.

This video is part of our series highlight events and people who have contributed to Black History and Labor.

Every Tuesday and Thursday this February we will have union members sharing reading that highlight events and people who have contributed to Black History and Labor.  
Today we hear from Lisa Clauson, organizer with Carpenters Local 336 to talk about the legacy of the Memphis Sanitation Strike. 
Every Tuesday and Thursday this February we will have union members sharing reading that highlight events and people who have contributed to Black History and Labor.  
Today we hear from Carolyn Almeida, member of SEIU 509 talking about union leader and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph. 

Lisa Pedersen of Revere, Massachusetts, has been a United Steelworkers (USW) member for 34 years. As “the first girl in [her] area” when she started as a gas leak investigator and repair person for the National Grid, Pedersen is used to being a leader. She is now a “working leader” at the National Grid, and her union loyalty and leadership instincts have particularly shone during the past couple of years.