America needs union jobs.
On February 26th, thousands of working people across Massachusetts will join a national day of action as we speak out for good, union jobs. The Working People’s Day of Action coincides with the Supreme Court hearings on the Janus vs. AFSCME case. That case is part of a well-funded campaign by the wealthy special interests to divide us from our co-workers – and to limit the power in numbers we have together in a union.
Fifty years ago, in February 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined striking sanitation workers in Tennessee as they fought for the freedom to join together in a union for dignity and respect on the job. Today working people are rising up to defend the very freedoms for which Dr. King fought and died, including the freedom to join a strong union for a better life.
Information on all the Massachusetts actions is below and will be updated as new details are formed. Please RSVP to this page for important updates on actions across the state. #werise
12pm, Boston Firehouse, 125 Purchase St, Boston, MA 02110
12pm, Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union, Umass Amherst 01003
12pm, 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843
12pm, 1567 North Main St, Fall River, MA 02720
12pm, City Hall, 93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
3:30pm, Main Campus Building, Greenfield Community College, 1 College Dr, Greenfield, MA 01301
4:30pm, 95 Liberty St, Springfield, MA 01103
Worcester City Hall, 455 Main St, Worcester, MA 01608
5pm, City Hall, 133 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740