The 20th Annual Labor Seder - Save the Date!

The 20th Annual Labor Seder – Save the Date!

We are on the move at the New England Jewish Labor Committee! We are getting ready for our 20th Annual Labor Seder. Please save the date: Sunday, March 22, 2020 starting at 3pm!…

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New England Jewish Labor Committee organizes interfaith rally at Harvard

New England Jewish Labor Committee organizes interfaith rally at Harvard

At a rally in Harvard Yard today, rabbis and interfaith clergy members called on Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow to meet student workers’ demand for…

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Victory on the Vineyard
Bus drivers and their supporters walked a picket line in Edgartown last month.(Erin Clark for The Boston Globe)

Victory on the Vineyard

Bus drivers on Martha’s Vineyard were on strike for fair wages and safe working conditions. They had gone five years without any raises. But now…

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Big Win: Backpay for Domestic Workers!

Big Win: Backpay for Domestic Workers!

We at NE Jewish Labor Committee are thrilled at this news! From NPR: AuPair Sponsor Agencies Settle Wage Lawsuit, Offer $65.5 Million In Back Pay January…

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Victory for National Grid Workers of United Steel Workers, Locals 12012 and 12003

Victory for National Grid Workers of United Steel Workers, Locals 12012 and 12003

1,250 National Grid Steelworkers were locked out of their jobs for six months. Yesterday they ratified a new contract, ending the lockout and making significant…

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They did it! Victory for Marriott Hotel Workers!

They did it! Victory for Marriott Hotel Workers!

The New England JLC is proud to have stood on the picket lines with the Marriott Hotel workers, who have been fighting hard on strike…

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Protections for Trans People Upheld in MA!

Protections for Trans People Upheld in MA!

Massachusetts voted to uphold legal protections for trans people! This was a necessary win to make sure that trans people in our communities have a…

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Brandeis Graduate Students Have Won a Contract!

Brandeis Graduate Students Have Won a Contract!

Brandeis Graduate Students Have Won a Contract!!! The JLC is proud to have supported this effort! From the Boston Globe, 8/27/18: “Brandeis and its teaching assistants…

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Tisha B'av - A Public Lament for our Broken Immigration System

Tisha B’av – A Public Lament for our Broken Immigration System

On the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, when we fast in remembrance of destruction and exile, our community came together at the ICE office…

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Fight for $15 and Paid Family Medical Leave Victories!

Fight for $15 and Paid Family Medical Leave Victories!

Last Thursday, the Massachusetts legislature passed a bill that includes a strongly progressive Paid Family and Medical Leave program and increases the minimum wage to…

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