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  • Fighting Inequality at NSLC's 2014 Education Conference
    Fighting Inequality at NSLC's 2014 Education Conference
  • Young Workers Discuss the Future of the Labor Movement
    Young Workers Discuss the Future of the Labor Movement
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  • Standing with Walmart Workers on Black Friday
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News and Announcements

Put the Brakes on PARCC!


The Following Op-Ed was published by the Lynn Daily Item on 10/16/2015

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is currently in the midst of moving school districts across the state towards the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) test. This shift towards even more high stakes testing would be a disaster for public education in this state and I am proud to add my voice to the growing movement of educators, parents and students opposing the move to PARCC tests.


Fast Track Passes, But the Fight over the TPP Trade Deal Continues

A few weeks ago, Congressman Seth Moulton joined the rest of the Massachusetts congressional delegation in a bi-partisan effort to defeat Trade Promotion Authority (better known as Fast Track). Unfortunately, as the result of some stealthy political maneuvering on Capitol Hill, Fast Track passed last week through a vote in the Senate.  Now, Fast Track will give President Obama almost total authority to negotiate the secret and controversial Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Past trade deals have devastated the North Shore, leaving the American people behind while making huge corporations even richer. TPP is an especially bad deal for American workers. In the 20 years after NAFTA, a similar style trade agreement, the United States lost 1 million jobs.

Celebrating our Accomplishments and Honoring Our Activists at NSLC's 2015 Legislative Dinner

The 17th Annual North Shore Labor Council Legislative Dinner was held at Angelica’s Restaurant in Middleton on February 6, 2015.  Despite a snowy, cold winter that started late, and then wouldn’t quit, over 160 guests, delegates, and awardees attended the dinner.  The dinner provided an opportunity for like-minded labor activists to meet and mingle in a comfortable and welcoming setting: old ties were reinforced and new connections were forged.  It was inspiring to see Salem teachers, Lynn firefighters, Fairpoint strikers, immigrant workers, and a myriad of other labor and working people all connecting and finding common ground. The connecting thread between all the attendees – labor delegates, awardees, community activists, politicians – was the commitment to working people and the ideal of labor and the NSLC: ‘no union, no worker stands alone.’

North Shore Union Leaders, Senator Tom McGee and Seth Moulton
North Shore Union Leaders, Senator Tom McGee and Seth Moulton

Labor Leaders Join Urge North Shore Union Members to Get Out the Vote for Democrat Seth Moulton

Local union leaders stand behind Moulton as the clear choice for District 6 working families

Lynn, MA-On October 29th, North Shore labor leaders gathered at the IUE-CWA 201 Union Hall in Lynn to show their strong support for Seth Moulton in his bid to represent District 6 in US Congress. According to North Shore Labor Council President Jeff Crosby, "In a period of attacks on basic rights like overtime pay, social security and medicare we need emerging leaders like Seth Moulton to stand up for the working people of this district in Washington DC."

Representatives from the Lynn Teacher's Union, IUE-CWA Local 201, The North Shore Building Trades, SEIU 1199, the International Association of Fire Fighters and the North Shore Labor Council met with Moulton to discuss labor's election day get out the vote efforts.

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