From Community Labor United <[email protected]>
Subject Fighting to Enact Meaningful Change
Date March 18, 2022 9:05 PM
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Dear allies,

Thank you for being a supporter and being a powerful force for change. Below you will find opportunities to engage and continue the fight on many issues that affect our communities and allies. Please spread the word by sharing our
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In Solidarity,
Community Labor United
CLU and Our Partners Are Hiring!

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Organizing Director ([link removed]) , Community Labor United

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2022 Salt of the Earth Awards
Please plan to join us for our annual Salt of the Earth awards on June 9, 2022. During this event, we will recognize individuals and organizations advocating and fighting for working families throughout the region. These awards are an essential opportunity to celebrate those who are catalysts for change in our communities, and to honor their dedication in shaping a more equitable and inclusive future for all.

We hope you’ll save the date and stay tuned for further details!
Campaign Updates

TAKE ACTION: Demand that the MA Legislature Make Our Public Transit Systems Equitable and Accessible
Working families in Massachusetts rely on public transit. We must ensure that our infrastructure is accessible, equitable, and efficient in order to best serve our communities. Though the appointment of an environmental justice rider and worker to the new MBTA board is a step in the right direction, there is still work to be done. Join the Public Transit Public Good Coalition as we call for a reduced fare program and new progressive revenue measures. These initiatives would help relieve the current burden on low-income riders and create more equitable sources of revenue.

Learn more and sign the petition at Public Transit Public Good ([link removed]) .

Advocating for the Work and Family Mobility Act
Toward the end of last month, Massachusetts’ House of Representatives passed, An Act Relative to Work and Family Mobility. Though this victory brings us closer to increasing mobility for Massachusetts residents, regardless of their immigration status, the proposal is now in the Senate’s hands.

Driving Families Forward is asking for allies to send thank you letters to state representatives who voted to pass the act in addition to letters asking for support from state senators. We encourage you to take action and advocate for all who are eligible to be able to hold a license.

Click here ([link removed]) to send a thank you letter to your State Representative.
Click here ([link removed]) to encourage your State Senator to support the act.

Support Fund for Striking Machinists
On March 7, elected officials, labor leaders, and allies joined striking workers at Cummins, Inc. to support IAMAW Local Lodge 447 in their fight for a fair contract. Steve Tolman, Massachusetts AFL-CIO president, and Darlene Lombos, Greater Boston Labor Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer, were among those in attendance. We’d like to also recognize Mike Vartabedian, IAM District 15 Assistant Directing Business Representative, for his unwavering leadership to take a stand and organize for the rights of machinist workers.

The rally is part of a larger Machinists strike currently happening at Cummins locations in Massachusetts and across the region. We stand in solidarity with the union as they fight for just wages and the fair contract they deserve.

Please consider making a donation to the IAM Strike Fund through their website ([link removed]) today.
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Endorses Massachusetts Is Not For Sale
This past Saturday, Massachusetts is not for sale held a press conference to announce Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s endorsement of their campaign. Opposition to Big Tech’s anti-worker, anti-consumer, anti-taxpayer ballot proposal is growing, and we are proud to be a part of this important fight. In addition to Congresswoman Pressley, Senator Lydia Edwards, Karen Maxwell of Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589, Beth Griffith of Boston Independent Drivers Guild, and Mimi Ramos of NEU4J delivered remarks.

Learn more about this endorsement and the growing opposition at Massachusetts is not for sale ([link removed]) .

Save the Date: Malden United for Dignified Housing
This week, City Life/Vida Urbana joined residents of Malden Towers to protest hazardous living conditions and lack of adequate response from management. To continue dialogue and advocacy for safe and accessible housing, the organization will be holding a teach-in on March 24. To learn more about the fight for dignified housing, make sure to attend this upcoming workshop!

Malden United For Dignified Housing Teach-In
Thursday, March 24 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Education Association, 77 Exchange St, Room 302, Malden MA

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