Even though they work for the world’s richest university, Harvard’s dining hall workers have been on strike since October 5 to earn $35,000 a year and to be able to take their kids to the doctor without fear. Through 5 long months of negotiations, Harvard administrators have insisted workers pay more for basic medical services, including preventative care.
Harvard dining hall workers don’t have Harvard’s billions to fight. They need you. Donate today to support the strike! #SupportTheStrike
The Local 26 Strike Assistance Fund is dedicated to providing material support for workers on strike. Funds go towards workers’ groceries, diapers, utility bills, mortgage payments, rent, car payments, etc. The fund is administered by worker leaders who are striking and Unite Here Local 26. Contributions will help strikers stay strong until we win!
Contributions are not tax deductible.
Believe it or not, Election Day is just around the corner — and we only have a few weeks left to make a difference as we elect a new President, send legislators to represent us on Beacon Hill, and fight to preserve public education in Massachusetts.
As part of our effort to ensure the voices of human service workers and educators are heard on November 8th, SEIU 509 members will have the opportunity to participate in our fall Political Action Program. As in previous years, we plan to do all we can to elect state and local elected leaders who understand the issues that matter most to SEIU members and the communities we serve. We’ll also fight to protect funding for our public schools by defeating Question 2 — in addition to campaigning in New Hampshire to help defeat Donald Trump’s destructive agenda.
Our push for fairer workplaces and stronger communities doesn’t stop with the fall elections. We’ll need to work hard to support the allies we elect as they pursue a progressive legislative agenda in 2017 and beyond. From the fight for a $15/hour minimum wage, to making millionaires pay their fair share in taxes, to comprehensive immigration reform, to paid family and medical leave, we’ll need all hands on deck. Sign up here to get involved in any or all of these important issues.
The SEIU Political Action Program will launch on Thursday, October 13 and run through Election Day. So whether you’re interested in volunteering on a local campaign, getting involved in a ballot initiative, taking a trip to a presidential battleground state like New Hampshire or just staying informed of future opportunities, be sure to sign up using the online form. We’ll have updates soon on a host of events, from our upcoming member political action training to celebratory Election Night events.
This is an important political season for human service workers and educators throughout the Commonwealth and across the country. Even if you only have an hour or two to spare in the coming weeks, I hope you’ll get involved.
Thank you for all you do!
Susan Tousignant, President
El día de elección ya está por venir — solo tenemos un par de semanas en asegurarnos que hagamos las diferencia en lo que elijamos el nuevo presidente, los legislativos estatales quienes nos van a servir en Beacon Hill, y vamos a batallar para asegurar que preservemos la educación pública en Massachusetts.
Como parte de nuestros esfuerzos y en asegurarnos que las voces de trabajadores sociales y de educadores sea escuchada vamos a tener un Programa Político Comenzando el 8 de noviembre. Como en años anteriores estamos planificando en hacer todo lo que podamos hacer para elegir un nuevo liderazgo. También vamos a batallar para proteger los fondos de pregunta dos y batallar contra Trump.
Nuestros esfuerzos por trabajos justos y comunidades fuertes no para con la elección del otoño. Vamos tener que seguir trabajando para apoyar los que nos apoyando a nosotros mientras ellos persiguen una agenda progresiva para el año 2017. Desde nuestra batalla para un pago mínimo de $15 dólares la hora, hacer que los millonarios paguen su parte justa en impuestos, aun plan comprehensivo inmigratorio, y al tiempo pago de familia de atención médica, vamos a necesitar a todos ustedes. Inscríbase aquí para que se involucren en una de estas oportunidades.
El programa político de SEIU va a comenzar el 13 de octubre y va a continuar durante el día de elecciones. Si estas interesada en ser voluntario quieres ser parte de una campaña local y desea quedarse al día con las elecciones por favor inscríbase hoy en esta lista.
Esta etapa electoral es sumamente importante para los trabajadores de servicios humanos y para educadores en nuestro estado. Si tienes una hora o dos por favor yo espero que ustedes se involucren.
Gracias por todo lo que hacen.
Susan Tousignant, Presidenta
Increase Funding at the Department of Children and Families
Keep at-risk kids safe from abuse and neglect by supporting the funding increases needed to hire additional DCF social workers to reduce caseloads for front-line social workers and investigators.
Keep Health Insurance Costs from Increasing for State Workers
Allow state employees to continue to pay the same premium share through the GIC, which potentially saving our families upwards of $2,000 a year in increased health insurance costs.
Increase Access to Early Ed with a Living Wage for Providers
Upwards of 40,000 kids remain on a wait list for affordable child care and early education opportunities in MA. Meanwhile, family child care educators who provide these essential services struggle to make ends meet. We must continue to fight for appropriate funding to reduce this wait list and support the efforts to increase provider salaries to $15 an hour.
Pass the “Millionaires Tax” to Invest in Transit and Education
To generate the revenue needed to make improvements to our crumbling infrastructure and ensure that every child in the Commonwealth has access to a quality public education from pre-k to college, we must tax millionaires in Massachusetts at a higher rate.
Support Paid Family and Medical Leave
Right now 1.2 million workers in Massachusetts risk losing their jobs if they need to take time off to recover from childbirth or take care of a sick family member with a serious illness. Supporting the passage of Paid Family and Medical Leave in MA could help right this wrong.
SEIU Local 509’s Committee on Public Education has endorsed the following state representatives based on their exemplary voting record of supporting 85% or more of our legislative priorities.
|City/Town||District||Full Title||509 Voting Record|
|Newton||Twelfth Middlesex||Rep. Ruth Balser||100%|
|Somerville||Thirty-Fourth Middlesex||Rep. Christine Barber||100%|
|Lunenberg||Thirty-Seventh Middlesex||Rep. Jennifer Benson||100%|
|Melrose||Thirty-Second Middlesex||Rep. Paul Brodeur||100%|
|New Bedford||Thirteenth Bristol||Rep. Antonio Cabral||100%|
|North Adams||First Berkshire||Rep. Gailanne Cariddi||100%|
|Brockton||Ninth Plymouth||Rep. Gerry Cassidy||100%|
|Quincy||Second Norfolk||Rep. Tackey Chan||100%|
|South Boston||Fourth Suffolk||Rep. Nick Collins||100%|
|West Roxbury||Tenth Suffolk||Rep. Ed Coppinger||100%|
|Lynn||Eleventh Essex||Rep. Brendan Crighton||100%|
|Duxbury||Sixth Plymouth||Rep. Josh Cutler||100%|
|Winchester||Thirty Frist Middlesex||Rep. Michael Day||100%|
|Cambridge||Twenty-Fifth Middlesex||Rep. Marjorie Decker||100%|
|Worcester||Sixteenth Worcester||Rep. Dan Donahue||100%|
|Brockton||Tenth Plymouth||Rep. Michelle DuBois||100%|
|Pittsfield||Third Berkshire||Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier||100%|
|Arlington||Twenty-Third Middlesex||Rep. Sean Garballey||100%|
|Sudbury||Thirteenth Middlesex||Rep. Carmine Gentile||100%|
|Springfield||Tenth Hampden||Rep. Carlos Gonzalez||100%|
|Attleboro||Second Bristol||Rep. Paul Heroux||100%|
|Dorchester||Sixth Suffolk||Rep. Russell Holmes||100%|
|Brighton||Seventeenth Suffolk||Rep. Kevin Honan||100%|
|Dorchester||Thirteenth Suffolk||Rep. Dan Hunt||100%|
|Worcester||Fifteenth Worcester||Rep. Mary Keefe||100%|
|Newton||Eleventh Middlesex||Rep. Kay Khan||100%|
|Natick||Fifth Middlesex||Rep. David Linsky||100%|
|Boston||Eighth Suffolk||Rep. Jay Livingstone||100%|
|East Boston||First Suffolk||Rep. Adrian Madaro||100%|
|Worcester||Thirteenth Worcester||Rep. John Mahoney||100%|
|Jamaica Plain||Eleventh Suffolk||Rep. Liz Malia||100%|
|Lawrence||Seventeenth Essex||Rep. Frank Moran||100%|
|Clinton||Twelfth Worcester||Rep. Hank Naughton||100%|
|Worcester||Fourteenth Worcester||Rep. Jim O’Day||100%|
|Somerville||Twenty-Seventh Middlesex||Rep. Denise Provost||100%|
|Charlestown||Second Suffolk||Rep. Dan Ryan||100%|
|South Hadley||Second Hampshire||Rep. John Scibak||100%|
|Brookline||Fifteenth Norfolk||Rep. Frank Moran||100%|
|Springfield||Ninth Hampden||Rep. Jose Tosado||100%|
|Malden||Thirty Third Middlesex||Rep. Seven Ultrino||100%|
|Holyoke||Fifth Hampden||Rep. Aaron Vega||100%|
|Framingham||Sixth Middlesex||Rep. Chris Walsh||100%|
|Somerset||Fifth Bristol||Rep. Pat Haddad||97%|
|Northhampton||First Hampshire||Rep. Peter Kocot||97%|
|Worthington||First Franklin||Rep. Stephen Kulik||97%|
|Brighton||Eighteenth Suffolk||Rep. Mike Moran||97%|
|Wellesley||Fourteenth Norfolk||Rep. Alice Peisch||97%|
|Cambridge||Twenty-sixth Middlesex||Rep. Tim Toomey||97%|
|Concord||Fourteenth Middlesex||Rep. CoryAtkins||96%|
|Winthrop||Nineteenth Suffolk||Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo||96%|
|Watertown||Twenty-Ninth Middlesex||Rep. Jonathan Hecht||96%|
|Stowe||Third Middlesex||Rep. Kate Hogan||96%|
|Provincetown||Fourth Barnstable||Rep. Sarah Peake||96%|
|Lenox||Fourth Berkshire||Rep. Smitty Pignatelli||96%|
|South End||Ninth Suffolk||Rep. Byron Rushing||96%|
|Jamaica Plain||Fifteenth Suffolk||Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez||96%|
|Longmeadow||Second Hampden||Rep. Brian Ashe||95%|
|Peru||Second Berkshire||Rep. Paul Mark||95%|
|North End||Third Suffolk||Rep. Aaron Michlewitz||95%|
|Needham||Thirteenth Norfolk||Rep. Denise Garlick||94%|
|Watertown||Tenth Middlesex||Rep. John Lawn||94%|
|Peabody||Sixth Essex||Rep. Jerry Parisella||94%|
|Westport||Eighth Bristol||Rep. Paul Schmid||94%|
|Haverhill||Third Essex||Rep. Brian Dempsey||93%|
|Canton||Sixth Norfolk||Rep. William Galvin||93%|
|Stoughton||Eighth Norfolk||Rep. Louis Kafka||93%|
|Lexington||Fifteenth Middlesex||Rep. Jay Kaufman||93%|
|New Bedford||Eleventh Bristol||Rep. Robert Koczera||93%|
|Danvers||Thirteenth Essex||Rep. Theodore Speliotis||93%|
|Mattapoisett||Tenth Bristol||Rep. William Straus||93%|
|Dorchester||Twelfth Suffolk||Rep. Dan Cullinane||92%|
|Methuen||Fourteenth Essex||Rep. Diana DiZoglio||92%|
|Marblehead||Eighth Essex||Rep. Lori Ehrlich||92%|
|Milford||Tenth Worcester||Rep. John Fernandes||92%|
|Bedford||Twenty-First Middlesex||Rep. Ken Gordan||92%|
|Fall River||Seventh Bristol||Rep. Alan Silvia||92%|
|Marshfield||Fourth Plymouth||Rep. Jim Cantwell||91%|
|Easton||Eleventh Plymouth||Rep. Claire Cronin||91%|
|Woburn||Thirtieth Middlesex||Rep. James Dwyer||91%|
|Holliston||Eighth Middlesex||Rep. Carolyn Dykema||91%|
|Gloucester||Fifth Essex||Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante||91%|
|Cambridge||Twenty-Fourth Middlesex||Rep. David Rogers||91%|
|Franklin||Tenth Norfolk||Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez||91%|
|Medford||Thirty-Fifth Middlesex||Rep. Paul Donato||90%|
|Fall River||Sixth Bristol||Rep. Carole Fiola||90%|
|Lowell||Sixteenth Middlesex||Rep. Tom Stanley||90%|
|Quincy||Third Norfolk||Rep. Ron Mariano||90%|
|Weymouth||Fourth Norfolk||Rep. James Murphy||90%|
|Norwood||Twelfth Norfolk||Rep. John Rogers||90%|
|Waltham||Ninth Middlesex||Rep. Tom Stanley||90%|
|Westfield||Fourth Hampden||Rep. John Velis||90%|
|Revere||Sixteenth Suffolk||Rep. RoseLee Vincent||90%|
|Braintree||Fifth Norfolk||Rep. Mark Cusak||89%|
|Lawrence||Sixteenth Essex||Rep. Marcos Devers||89%|
|West Springfield||Sixth Hampden||Rep. Michael Finn||89%|
|Ludlow||Seventh Hampden||Rep. Thomas Petrolati||89%|
|Hyde Park||Fourteenth Suffolk||Rep. Angelo Scaccia||89%|
|Chicopee||Eighth Hampden||Rep. Joseph Wagner||89%|
|Kingston||Twelfth Plymouth||Rep. Tom Calter||88%|
|Methuen||Fifteenth Essex||Rep. Linda Dean Campbell||88%|
|Dorchester||Fifth Suffolk||Rep. Evandro Carvalho||88%|
|Dedham||Eleventh Norfolk||Rep. Paul McMurtry||88%|
|Westford||Second Middlesex||Rep. James Arciero||86%|
|Quincy||First Norfolk||Rep. Bruce Ayers||86%|
|Lynn||Tenth Essex||Rep. Dan Cahill||86%|
|Shrewsbury||Eleventh Worcester||Rep. Hannah Kane||86%|
|Everett||Twenty-Eighth Middlesex||Rep. Joseph McGonagle||86%|
|Lynn||Eighteenth Middlesex||Rep. Rady Mom||86%|
|Grafton||Ninth Worcester||Rep. David Muradian||86%|
|Peabody||Twelfth Essex||Rep. Tom Walsh||86%|
|East Falmouth||Third Barnstable||Rep. David Vieira||*|
|Roxbury||7th Suffolk District||Monica Cannon||*|
|Milton||Seventh Norfolk||Tony Farrington||*|
|Nantucket||Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucke||Dylan Fernandes||*|
|Leominster||Fourth Worcester||Natalie Higgins||*|
|Fitchburg||Third Worcester||Kim Maxwell||*|
|Saugus||Ninth Essex||Jen Migliore||*|
|East Falmouth||Third Barnstable||Rep. David Vieira||*|
SEIU Local 509’s Committee on Public Education has endorsed the following state senators based on their exemplary voting record of supporting 85% or more of our legislative priorities.
|City/Town||District||Full Title||509 Voting Record|
|Brockton||Second Plymouth and Bristol||Sen. Michael Brady||100%|
|Everett||Middlesex and Suffolk||Sen. Sal DiDomenico||100%|
|Arlington||Fourth Middlesex||Sen. Ken Donnelly||100%|
|Acton||Middlesex and Worcester||Sen. Jaime Eldridge||100%|
|Quincy||Norfolk and Plymouth||Sen. John Keenan||100%|
|North Andover||Second Essex and Middlesex||Sen. Barbara L’Italien||100%|
|Winchester||Fifth Middlesex||Sen. Jason Lewis||100%|
|Salem||Second Essex||Sen. Joan Lovely||100%|
|Lynn||Third Essex||Sen. McGee||100%|
|Springfield||Hampden||Sen. James Welch||100%|
|Worcester||First Worcester||Sen. Harriette Chandler||97%|
|Newton||First Middlesex and Norfolk||Sen. Cynthia Creem||97%|
|Somerville||Second Middlesex||Sen. Pat Jehlen||97%|
|Amherst||Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester||Senate President Stanley Rosenberg||97%|
|Jamaica Plain||Second Suffolk||Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz||96%|
|Westport||First Bristol and Plymouth||Sen. Michael Rodrigues||95%|
|Framingham/Natick||Second Middlesex and Norfolk||Sen. Karen Spilka||94%|
|Lexington||Third Middlesex||Sen. Michael Barrett||93%|
|Millbury/Worcester||Second Worcester||Sen. Michael Moore||93%|
|Dorchester||First Suffolk||Sen. Linda Dorcena-Forry||92%|
|Newburyport||First Essex||Sen. Kathleen O’Connor-Ives||92%|
|New Bedford||Second Bristol and Plymouth||Sen. Mark Montigny||91%|
|Taunton||First Plymouth and Bristol||Sen. Marc Pacheco||91%|
|West Roxbury/Dedham||Norfolk and Suffolk||Sen. Michael Rush||90%|
|Winthrop||First Suffolk and Middlesex||Sen. Joe Boncore||89%|
|Belmont||Second Suffolk and Middlesex||Sen. William Brownsberger||89%|
|Lowell||First Middlesex||Sen. Eileen Donoghue||89%|
|Leominster||Worcester and Middlesex||Sen. Jennifer Flanagan||89%|
|Spencer||Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex||Sen. Anne Gobi||89%|
|Springfield/Longmeadow||First Hampden and Hampshire||Sen. Eric Lesser||89%|
|Weymouth||First Essex||Sen. Patrick O’Connor||89%|
|Walpole||Bristol and Norfolk||Sen. James Timilty||*|
|Cape & Islands||Cape and Islands||Julian Cyr||*|
|Pittsfield||Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden||Andrea Harrington||*|
|Milton||Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth||Nora Harrington||*|
*For open seat races, the Committee On Political Education interviewed candidates to assess if they were committed to 509’s legislative priorities. In some cases, incumbents who did not meet our strict 85% cutoff rating were endorsed based on being a recent champion of some of our highest priority legislation.
Human service workers and educators have long been at the forefront of the fight to raise wages and improve working conditions across Massachusetts. With the support of faith leaders and community allies, we’ve won major increases in the minimum wage, secured earned sick time for more than a million working families, and set new standards in compensation and job security on college campuses and in family child care settings from Boston to the Berkshires.
This fall, nearly 15,000 janitors across New England will come together to negotiate new contracts that build on the progress made over many years to raise standards in the industry. Their struggle for fair wages comes amidst our own bargaining sessions in Higher Education and Early Childhood Education — and may set the stage for upcoming contract negotiations covering thousands of State Employees and Private Sector Human Service workers throughout the Commonwealth.
On Saturday, September 10, human service workers and educators will join janitors and service staff represented by SEIU 32BJ for a rally to ‘Raise America’. Join us at the Boston Common bandstand at 1:00pm as we bring the ‘Fight for $15’ to new heights!
‘RAISE AMERICA’ RALLY WITH SEIU 32BJ
Saturday, September 10
Gathering at 1:00opm
Boston Common – Parkman Band Stand
(underground parking in the Common Garage – 0 Charles Street, Boston)
BOSTON, MA – Unionized faculty throughout Greater Boston hailed today’s historic Columbia decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) – a landmark ruling that asserts the rights and protections of graduate employees nationwide under the National Labor Relations Act. Educators at local private colleges and universities celebrated the prospect of graduate assistant colleagues joining the robust movement to improve teaching and learning conditions in higher education.
“Today marks an important milestone in a greater union movement that is fighting back against the corporatized reality of modern higher education,” stated Max White, an English lecturer and FacultyForward/SEIU member from Northeastern University. “We know first-hand how precarious the graduate employee situation can be, and we welcome all who choose to join us in the fight to steer higher education to invest more in the classroom.”
At Boston University, Writing Program lecturer Marie McDonough expressed enthusiasm for the decision: “We are excited to start off the school year knowing that graduate students who teach and do research in our universities now have a right to a join us in the fight to improve the learning environment for our students.”
Non-tenure-track faculty at Boston-area universities form the backbone of a robust, nationwide campaign to address the crisis in higher education – winning a series of impressive victories that have improved compensation and teaching conditions through unionization. Nearly 4,000 educators have now joined in the shared effort to raise standards and improve the overall quality of higher education through SEIU Local 509’s Faculty Forward initiative. Contingent faculty broke new ground earlier this year with strong first contracts at Bentley, Boston University and Northeastern, following landmark agreements at Tufts and Lesley in 2015. Negotiations are underway among non-tenure-track faculty at Brandeis University. Full-time lecturers and instructors have also entered the fray in recent months, netting landslide union victories at Tufts, BU and Lesley.
“We are thrilled to welcome graduate students into our movement for equitable wages and benefits, as well as course stability and security,” said, Tufts University Senior Lecturer and SEIU 509 member Elizabeth Lemons. “Graduate students with teaching and research assistantships likewise deserve fair treatment and respect for the crucial work that they do with students and as researchers. We look forward to their help building a hospitable academic community—one that values the contributions of all university workers. A respectful community with equitable working conditions is the best environment for student learning.”
The educator-led movement to improve teaching and learning conditions has resonated nationally as well. Just days ago, faculty from around the country convened with other underpaid workers in Richmond, Virginia at the first-ever Fight for $15 convention. Together, the delegation raised calls for better pay and union rights for all workers.
“Any opportunity for fellow instructors to have a say in shaping their working conditions is great news,” said Melissa Wolter-Gustafson, a lecturer from Northeastern’s English Department. “These new voices will strengthen our collective call for universities to begin reinvesting in teaching and in the learning conditions of their students.”
Graduate workers interested in the fight to raise standards in higher education can visit the Faculty Forward website to learn more and get involved.
**For interviews with faculty standing in solidarity with graduate employee colleagues, contact Gabriela Camargo Martins at (774) 326-0535 or email@example.com.**
SEIU Local 509 represents more than 20,000 human service workers and educators throughout the commonwealth, including nearly 4,000 part- and full-time faculty in the Greater Boston area. SEIU 509 members provide a variety of social services to elders, at-risk children and people with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities — as well as educational opportunities from early learning to higher education. Local 509 is part of the Service Employees International Union, the fastest-growing labor union in the United States. For more information, visit http://seiu509.org.
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Many colleges and universities rely on the labor of graduate student workers to educate undergraduates, support research projects and further the work of tenured and tenure-track faculty, all of which contribute to making an exceptional academic experience, improve student outcomes and increase college ratings. However, graduate student assistants’ work is often under-rewarded and under-appreciated. We teach and research without an adequate voice in pay and university fees when the cost of living keeps going up. We often lack flexibility in healthcare coverage and basic protections that would prevent workplace harassment and discrimination and prevent sudden changes to our contracts and work conditions. Too many of us are completing programs with crushing debt loads and less than rosy prospects for permanent, full time work in their chosen field of study.
Colleges are acting more and more like big corporations and leaving graduate students with impossible choices — choosing between their future degree and field, their students, and their families. You can be a part of the growing movement to tackle the crisis in higher education.
Rousing speeches by Michelle Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders drove home messages of unity and of putting families first on the Democratic National Convention’s first day. Former President Bill Clinton speaks Tuesday night, as do the “mothers of the movement”—including the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice.
Panel explores public demand for child care reform:
SEIU along with The Hill, Make It Work Action, American Women, and the Domestic Workers Legacy Fund hosted a panel discussion on affordable and quality child care, paid leave and equal pay. They were joined by former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and others.
Panelists mentioned that these issues affect the economic security of all families, not just women. They went on to discuss the public demand for affordable, quality child care policies that also pay a living wage and the need for public investment now.
Tonia McMillian, SEIU Local 99 Executive Board member, joined the panel and expressed one of the many reasons why she is fighting for child care reform:
“Like the parents of the children we care for, child care providers need at least $15 an hour so we can keep our doors open and make ends meet. We’re talking to our friends, family and neighbors to make sure we elect candidates who will raise wages for child care providers and make child care affordable.”
Local 509 members work hard each day serving Western Mass families — so it’s about time we have some fun together as a union family! Join us August 7 for a ‘purple picnic’ filled with good food, great conversation and beautiful surroundings at DAR State Forest in Goshen.
The ‘Purple Picnic’ is a totally free, family-friendly event. We’ll provide the food and cover parking costs (identify yourself as part of the SEIU509 group), but feel free to bring a cooler, a dish to pass, games, musical instruments or anything else to make the day great. There’s also a great beach, so bring your swimsuit!
SEIU LOCAL 509 PURPLE PICNIC
for all union members and their families
Sunday, August 7
Set-up at 10:00AM
Gather and grill at 11:00AM
We’ll stick around until 5:00PM
(food will be provided but feel free to bring a cooler or dish to pass)
DAR State Forest
78 Cape Street — off Route 112
Goshen, MA 01032
(directions available here)
Please share this invitation with co-workers, retired 509 members and other friends and allies — the greater our numbers, the more fun we’re bound to have.
Hope to see you August 7!
Treasurer, SEIU Local 509
P.S. Have questions or ideas? Need additional information? Feel free to contact Union Representative Jerry Levinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413) 336-3334. We look forward to hearing from you!