Celebrating Our Union: A National Day of Action

On February 26th, Local 509 members came together for a national day of action to speak out for good union jobs. In over 600 cities in 23 states, working people across America rose up to defend their freedom to join a strong union for a better life. #WeRise

We had an excellent line-up of presenters and speakers at our six rallies in Boston, Lawrence, Springfield, Worcester, New Bedford & Fall River. Here are some highlights:

SEIU Local 509 President Peter MacKinnon at the U.S. Supreme Court

SEIU 509 President Peter MacKinnon spoke out on the steps of the Supreme Court [Watch 9:00 minutes into the Facebook Live Video].  Our Supreme Court legal brief was mentioned in the Boston Globe.

MacKinnon stated that through unions: “[w]e have the power to come together and win for working families. When unions are strong, our communities are strong .”


SEIU Local 509 News Coverage

Our actions were featured in the Boston Globe, Fall River Herald News, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Telemundo Boston, Worcester Magazine & Detroit News.

SEIU Local 509 Event Photos:

Here are some event photos. Check out our Facebook page for more photos:






It is inspiring to see SEIU 509 members join together to support our unions for dignity and respect on the job. We thank our members and partners who made the six rallies possible.


Leoule Goshu



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