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The results of the nomination and election of Local 3 officers and executive board members held on May 23, 2018, are as follows:


President: Anthony Morico-unopposed
Vice President: John Sullivan - unopposed
Secretary Treasurer: Lisa Ireson - unopposed
Sergeant-at-Arms - Joseph DeLuca - unopposed
Recording Secretary - Shane Lambert - unopposed

Business Agent
Lisa Ireson - unopposed

Executive Board - incumbent slate unopposed

Andre Melanson Kevin Gregory
Peter Blaikie Shane Lambert
Scott Freeman Myrtle Grullon
Donald Schaefer Jonatan Rivera

Thank you to our members!

We look forward to providing you with excellent service and representation.



Este aviso es para la nominaciones y elecci6n de todos Jos Oficiales y miembros de la junta Ejecutiva para los miembros de local 3. Las nominaciones y elecciones se Ilevarén a cabo el miércoles 23 Mayo, 2018 a las 5:00 PM en centro de actividades Mystic, Somerville Housing Authority, ubicado en 530 Mystic Avenue, Somerville, MA 02145

Los oficiales disponibles para la nominaciön son los siguientes:

Presidente, Secretario-Tesorero, Vicepresidente, Secretario de registro, agente de negocios y nueve (9) miembros de la Junta Ejecutiva.

Tenga en cuenta: usted debe estar presente el 23 de Mayo para aceptar una nominaciön y también para votar.

También, incluido se encuentra la pdfaplicaciön de becas 2018 Brassil-Flanagan. Los hijos de miembros en buen estado son elegibles para aplicar. Si su hijo estå interesado, complete el formulario y devuélvalo a las oficinas de la Uni6n o envielo por correo electrönico a a mås tardar del 22 de Mayo, 2018. Los ganadores serån elegidos en la reuniån de membresia de mayo programada para el miércoles 23 de Mayo, 2018 a las 5:00 PM




This notice is for the nominations and election of all Officers and Executive Board Members for Local 3. The nominations and election will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 5:00 PM at the Mystic Activity Center, Somerville Housing Authority, located at 530 Mystic Avenue, Somerville, MA.

The Officer seats up for nomination are as follows:

President, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Business Agent and Nine (9) Executive Board Members.

Please note:you must be present at the May 23rd meeting to accept a nomination as well as vote.

Read more: Notice: Nominations & Election of Officers & E-board Members

SEIU State Council (in partnership with Locals 509, 32BJ, 1199 UHE, 888, 3FO, and CIR, and SEIU Community Action), will be holding a Candidates Forum. This is your chance to meet the candidates running for U.S. Congress.

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Where: Lawrence Public Library"150 Mt. Vernon Street
Lawrence, MA
When: 1:00-3:30pm

Snacks and soft drinks will be available.
Meet Candidates Dan Koh, Lori Trahan, Rufus Gifford, Barbara L'Italian, Juana Matias, Beej Das, and Alexandra Chandler!
We encourage all our members to attend -- Let your voices be heard!
The U.S. Senate Special Election Forum is open to members only.
Link to a map of the Third District: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/MA/3

Members, Local 3 has endorsed and supports Juana Matias and we encourage you to come out from 11 am to 1 pm to hold signs in support of Juana!


Are you a public Sector Bargaining Unit Member? Did you know that there is a case in the highest court to take away your rights as union members? To make unions weaker, to divide members in public sectors?

The Janus case is a blatantly political and well-funded plot to use the highest court in the land to further rig the economic rules against everyday working people. ~ A Political Effort to Further Rig the Rules Against Working People

It is very important that our members know that there is ONLY strength numbers. If the Janus case passes and members decide to bow out of the Union, you LOSE your bargaining power as a unit. Unions were formed to fight for your rights, make gains in wages, benefits and working conditions for all who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Imagine if some members did not understand the value of having a union and decertified, this would leave the remaining members with less power against the greed of employers and less funds for the Unions to fight said greed.

Join the February 26 SEIU Day of Action!

Rise up for good, union jobs! Join thousands in hundreds of workplaces across the nation!

SEIU Feb 26 Day of Action

pdfDownload and share the flyer everywhere!

Read more: Call to Action! Public Sector Unions at High Risk

SEIU Local 3, Firemen and Oilers, Business Agent, Ike Gabriel, responded last week to Lawrence DPW workers' complaints they had been ordered by Mayor Rivera's office to clean up a homeless site contaminated with, among other things, hypodermic needles, without proper training or HAZMAT protective gear.

“I immediately told the guys to stop working, this is too dangerous,” Gabriel said. “They had no safety equipment. They had a pair of gloves. That's it. The mayor said I don't have the authority (to direct workers to leave the site). I say I do. I said I'm not going to allow these people to go down there in those conditions.”
~ "City, union spar over working conditions", Eagle Tribune, August 13, 2017

Hazardous working conditions have long been an issue between Lawrence DPW and Mayor Rivera's office. On August 4, 2017, prior to last week's homeless encampment cleanup order, Local 3 met with the mayor's office and their lawyers to again discuss long-standing, unsafe conditions at the DPW yard.

Lawrence DPW Local3 2017Local 3 Lawrence DPW worker pointing to hypodermic needles at yard.
Image: Ike Gabriel

The City of Lawrence is NOT listed as one of the state's approved Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities.

Local 3 stands behind safe working conditions at all their sites. We hope the City of Lawrence will meet all necessary safety standards without delay.

Read more about this story at the Eagle Tribune:




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2019 Meeting Schedule

  • Wednesday January 23
    Wednesday March 27
    Wednesday May 22
    Wednesday September 25
    Wednesday November 20

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