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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Two pieces of legislation will take an important step toward fixing our unjust immigration system by providing permanent protections to vital members of our communities and our unions. Call your senators and urge them to support the Dream Act (S. 264) and the SECURE Act (S. 306) today.

The American Families Plan will make it easier for working people to care for our loved ones. It invests and builds better infrastructure for child care, education and paid leave.

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. 

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act has the support of the majority of likely voters, according to a new poll from Vox and Data for Progress.

The act, a sweeping labor rights bill, would strengthen unions through overriding Republican-led “right to work” state laws, which impede unions’ abilities by allowing workers to join without paying dues. It would also penalize companies that restrict union activity, and would bestow independent contractors — such as drivers for Uber and Lyft — with the right to organize and collectively bargain.