Picket for Fair Wages

Representing the Cafeteria Workers at Lawrence Public Schools

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Underpaid & Undervalued

In the Collective Interest

The hard working men and women in the Lawrence Public School's cafeterias have been long overlooked by the System when it comes to achieving a fair wage.  On average, the Cafe workers wages have only increased by about $1.75, in total,  in the last 12 years!  The union has been fighting hard to improve the working conditions and wages of its members but, the LPS has used Chapter 69, section 1k as a weapon to keep employees wages down and a lack of improving benefits as well.  Come picket with us starting Tuesday, April 26th from 3-5 pm each day outside the School administrative offices located at 237 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA.

Workers on Strike

Local 3 SEIU

United, we are Union Strong!

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Local 3 SEIU Firemen and Oilers evolved from the oldest local in the Firemen and Oilers Union. The International Brotherhood of Stationary Firemen (IBSF) was an American trade union established in 1898 and affiliated with the American Federation of Labor (AF of L). The union was established as a mechanism for advancing the collective interests of workers engaged in the operation of steam boilers.


Membership Meetings

All meetings begin at 5pm. 

All Members in good standing are invited to attend the Union Membership meetings. The meetings will be held virtually via zoom, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Meetings are not open to the general public, non-members are not allowed to participate. Membership verification will be required to join.  

Meeting Schedule for 2022:

January 26

March 23

May 25

September 28

November 16 

Zoom link below for all scheduled meetings:

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 870 6326 4160
Passcode: 2K1AGB

Via Mobile:
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Phone only option:
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Meeting ID: 870 6326 4160
Passcode: 465231

Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbAuqCoSot


Contact Us

Committed to the Cause

Lisa Ireson

Business Agent & Secretary Treasurer

O – 781-281-2977 ext 12

M – 617-257-5255

Email: lireson@local3seiu.com

Mike Byrnes

Assistant Business Agent

O – 781-281-2977 ext. 15

M – 617-838-5627

Email: mbyrnes@local3seiu.com

Myrtle Grullon

Bilingual Coordinator / Office Administrator & Recording Secretary

O – 781-281-2977 ext 11

M – 781-528-5297

Email: mgrullon@local3seiu.com


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