by Martin Polignone
A large and enthusiastic group of workers, union members and supporters turned out in force today in front of Somerville City Hall.
Elected officials and labor leaders spoke of the issues workers face and what needs to be done here in Somerville and beyond to make improvements.
Loud applause could be heard throughout the speeches, but loud boos echoed against City Hall when some of the non union labor, Assembly Square developers and talk of Partners outsourcing was mentioned. It is good to know that the labor movement in Somerville is and will always remain strong and committed.
Somerville Workers Day of Action
Somerville City Hall steps
93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Somerville workers protested billionaire-driven effort to use Supreme Court to further rig the system;
#WeRise actions at workplaces call for more good, union jobs in our community
Somerville’s working people will respond to Janus vs. AFSCME oral arguments by pledging to stick together and demonstrating why America needs union jobs
Union members in Somerville were joined by community leaders and activists at Somerville City Hall this past Monday. The action happened on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Janus vs. AFSCME case, a lawsuit driven by anti-worker CEOs and billionaires to divide working people and limit our power in numbers.
The event was sponsored by SEIU local 888, Somerville Municipal Employees Association, Fire Fighters Local 76, Firemen & Oilers/SEIU Local 3, Our Revolution Somerville, Good Jobs Somerville, and Somerville Stands Together.
Monday’s action was one of more than 300 similar actions at work sites across the nation that will send a message that working people won’t be deterred by this latest attack on their collective power from joining together in unions for good jobs and strong communities.