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Fri Jun 15, 2018, 07:01 PM

Union: Health workers fired amid organizing bid

By Matt Murphy

State House News Service

BOSTON -- As many as 20 employees of Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury were fired Thursday, according to a major state health care workers union that characterized the downsizing as retribution for their support of efforts to unionize professionals at the health center.

1199 SEIU United Health Care Workers East Executive Vice President Tim Foley said the dismissals come just days before a vote is scheduled to be held to determine whether professionals at the health center, including doctors, nurses and counselors, will unionize.

The union now plans to rally outside Whittier Street on Friday morning to draw attention to the labor dispute, and will move ahead with the June 20 election as planned.

"I've never seen anything like this," Foley told the News Service on Thursday afternoon.


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Sat Jun 16, 2018, 12:40 AM

1. While I worked in the Display Dept at Macy's for three years

I talked about starting a union in the lunchroom during my break and the next day I was called into the office of the 2nd in charge. I was so outraged. When the store had to close everyone was crying at the meeting except for my co-worker and myself. We had just watched the video The Producers (this was in 1993) so we automatically started singing, "Spring time for Hitler" in very quiet voices. I changed careers and made a personal promise...to choose a career where there is a strong union. I became a teacher and the union rep for my site and a member in the SDEA, CTA, and NEA. This article doesn't surprise me one bit since I was even harassed when Clinton was in charge. GO UNION!

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Sat Jun 16, 2018, 09:38 AM

2. Happy my years in Retail was

In a Union shop.

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