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COVID-19 Resources

MASSACHUSETTS RESOURCES AS OF MAY 1, 2020   General Assistance Updates: For general public assistance questions call 211   Unemployment Updates:  To apply for unemployment go here: https://www.mass.gov/guides/what-to-do-if-youve-become-unemployed-in-massachusetts and if you need help here is a handbook: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-unemployment-handbook-initial-claims-filed-on-or-after-march-15-2020/download New regulations loosen the 1 week waiting period and “work search” requirements. If you have questions about these or other changes, […]

UNITE HERE Local 26 Endorses Ed Markey for US Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2019 Twitter: @unitehere26   Senator Ed Markey to Join 100 Airline Catering Workers Serving American Airlines to Protest at Logan Airport  UNITE HERE Local 26 to endorse Senator Ed Markey at national day of action calling on American Airlines to take action to end poverty and unaffordable health care   American […]

Union study finds Black Starbucks baristas in airports paid less than whites

Black baristas at airport Starbucks make a median wage of $11.15 an hour, $1.85 less than white baristas, according to a report released Tuesday by the hospitality workers’ union Unite Here. The union examined 2019 employment data of more than 2,000 unionized workers — 85 percent of whom were people of color, and 35 percent […]