Stand union strong: Join the ‘Workers Rally for a Just Recovery’ on Labor Day!

Stand union strong: Join the ‘Workers Rally for a Just Recovery’ on Labor Day!

We are excited to invite you to one of the Labor Day events that we, our friends and our coalition partners are organizing around the state on Monday, Sept. 7.

Because of your union activism in fighting for funding and a safe reopening of our public schools and colleges, public education is a leading issue for the labor movement.

This year, the MTA is particularly eager to support Raise Up Massachusetts and its Campaign for a Just Recovery. Let’s make sure that the needs of public education, from preK through college, are met as the state deals with the economic impact — as well as the health impact — of COVID-19.

Raise Up’s Workers Rally for a Just Recovery will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the State House. You can register to attend in person, from a pop-up drive-in at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center, or digitally via a livestream.

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the Greater Boston Labor Council have a whole program set for the convention center pop-up event.

Another great event to make sure we are part of is happening from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. outside Springfield City Hall, 36 Court St., Springfield.

The Western Mass Area Labor Federation, Pioneer Valley Labor Assembly and others have organized the Workers Rally for a Just Recovery: Working Class Power Rising. The rally will raise the issues of social justice, job safety, affordable housing, affordable child care, environmental justice and public transportation, as well as public education.

In New Bedford, the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council and the Coalition for Social Justice (New Bedford field office) are sponsoring a Labor Day Working Class Power Rising and Pop-Up Drive-In movie and action event. Cars will start lining up at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of New Bedford High School.

Now is the time to be fighting for progressive revenues and fair funding for public education. And there is no better way to mark Labor Day than to stand union strong with our community and labor partners who are committed to making Massachusetts a leader in just and equitable workplaces and communities.