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If an outside group gets its way, the rights of Massachusetts teachers will be up for a vote this November. Stand for Children, which has amassed millions of dollars thanks to corporate donors like Walmart and Bain Capital, says that it wants “a great teacher in every classroom.” Who could be against that? But the Stand for Children ballot initiative is an assault on the rights of teachers and will actually make it harder for teachers to advocate for their students.

Read AFT MA’s summary of the ballot initiative and how its passage could impact you.

Read more: Reject the Stand for Children Ballot Initiative!


From the Communication Workers of America

Back room trade deals benefit big corporations at the expense of working people. We need your help demanding that U.S. officials move the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement negotiations into the light of day.

Read more: Action Needed!
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Who are Local 3?

Local 3 Firemen and Oilers evolved from the oldest local in the Firemen and Oilers Union. We are over thirteen hundred members strong. Our members work in a vast array of industries and services. We keep some of the Boston area's most famous buildings going, such as the Prudential Center and the Taj Hotel.

We keep your schools clean, your drinking water pure, and your streets plowed. The brothers and sisters of Local 3 make your life better every day. Boston's oldest hotel, the Omni Parker House, and her newest landmark, the Boston Convention and Expo Center, are proud to be served by Local 3's skilled workers.

From the Sheraton Boston Hotel and Towers to the Springfield Civic Center, our members are proud to be Firemen and Oilers!