Solidarity Committee Launched

At our union’s Joint Executive Board meeting in August, we began the process of forming a Solidarity Committee for our union so that we can be more effective in supporting our union sisters and brothers at other locals.

We will be holding the first Solidarity Committee meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2011, in the conference room of Local 509’s offices at 100 Talcott Ave. in Watertown. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and teleconference is available. Please dial in around 6:55 so that you are on the line when the meeting commences.

Following is the motion passed by the Joint Executive Board, 8/9/11: “(motion) that SEIU Local 509 form a Solidarity Committee, to work collaboratively with other Labor Unions, Jobs With Justice, Labor Councils and other labor-friendly groups, with the purpose of defending the principles of trade unionism, working towards social justice, and uniting our own members to help our Sisters and Brothers in times of action, such as walking picket lines and attending pro-worker rallies.”

If you have any questions or want anything placed on the agenda, please e-mail me or call me on my cell, (781) 883-7519.

On behalf of the Solidarity Committee,
Dennis MacDonald, Member, Local 509

Other Solidarity Committee members:
Jon Grossman, Staff, Local 509
Pricilla Lynch, Member, Local 509
Brian Morrison, Member, Local 509
Jennifer Rosenlund, Member, Local 509

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