CLASS Workers on Strike!
Join the Picket Line
Monday, July 10-Friday, July 14 | Pickets 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily | 1 Parker Street, Lawrence, MA 01843
Community Rally for Good Jobs & Quality Care
When: Monday, June 10 | 12 noon
Where: 1 Parker Street, Lawrence, MA 01843
About the Campaign
SEIU Local 509 members at Citizens’ League for Adults With Special Services, Inc. (CLASS) in Lawrence are bargaining for fair pay and respect at their workplace. CLASS serves 400 individuals with disabilities and their families throughout northeastern Massachusetts.
Instead of putting workers first and the communities these members serve, CLASS management has continued to pour money into temporary staffing agencies, and brought unacceptable pay proposals to the bargaining table. Low wages for workers have caused high rates of staff turnover, which negatively impacts the individuals served by CLASS.
At a bargaining session on Wednesday, workers brought up putting the individuals who they serve first and made it clear they were ready to continue bargaining. The CLASS management walked out. Workers at CLASS should be treated fairly for the important work they do helping people live with dignity.