UMass Dartmouth Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center

‌Report Back from the 40th Anniversary Banquet‌

Over 220 Labor Education Center supporters joined together to celebrate 40 years of thriving and surviving. It was a special thrill to recognize the organizing leaders from Bob's Tire, now of UFCW 328. We were also inspired by the strength and resilience of the Steelworkers 1357 of ATI in New Bedford who have been locked out by the company. President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Steven Tolman earned the Dubin award this year and we deeply appreciate all the ways that he supports labor education, and his ability to liven up a labor dinner! 

Thanks to everyone for all of you support, it was a successful fundraiser, but most important, a time to come together and honor leaders and activists as we continue to learn together, fight together, and raise up new leaders. Please visit our Facebook page to see 26 pictures of the event that were taken by one of our Labor Education Center Interns, Leo Asseph. Another awardee, Representative Tony Cabral, had a video snippet that we were not able to see at the dinner, which outlines the impact of the Workers' Education Program. 

We want to especially thank the following supporters, Pal List: Donald Rei,Friend List: Bronwen Zwirner, Ironworkers 37, Plymouth Bristol Central Labor Council and
Activist List: NALC 18, Patricia Haddad, UAW CAP Council, MCC (Bristol Community College Council) 

 Our  full list of banquet ad financial supporters includes, in no particular order: American Income Life, ATU International, ATU 174, ATU 1037, Bricklayers 3, Teamsters 59, Teamsters 251, Painters D.C. 35, Laborers 385, New England Carpenters, Greater SE Mass Labor Council, SE Mass Building Trades Council, UFCW 328, UFCW 1445, the labor programs at UMass Boston, Amherst and Lowell, UMD Faculty Federation, Steelworkers 1357,  AFT Massachusetts,  Community Economic Development Center, MassCOSH, WILD, AFL-CIO, Mass AFL-CIO, Lang, Xifaris, and Bullard, and the Dubin family.  Many, many other showed their support by buying tickets and all for participating in our event.  Thanks to you all.


Recent Immigrant Worker Organizing Victories in New Bedford

This is a very exciting time for organizing in SE Mass.  We have had an amazing victory with immigrant recycling workers who organized, and won, an NLRB election with the UFCW 328 at Bob's Tires.  The group came from, and is a strong part of the Community Worker Center in New Bedford, known in Spanish as the CCT.  These are among the most exploited workers in the area and they are now bargaining their first contract.  There has also been an important win at the NORPEL, a seafood processing plant, the immigrant workers there just won a $50,000 settlement negotiated with the National Labor Relations Board.  




SE Mass Labor Education Center Steering Committee Members On the Move

Heartfelt congratulations go to our long term supporters, and Steering Committee members, Peter Knowlton for being elected General President of the United Electrical Workers Union and Tim Melia for being elected to President of UFCW 328.  We are so proud of our friends.  


We are thrilled to announce that we have moved!

Come visit us at 257 Union St., downtown New Bedford

We have a new set of offices and a library lounge space.  There is room to join us for lunch and wifi to use!



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‌Diane Cruz, a retired member of AFSCME Local 507, participated in a state wide commemoration of workers killed or injured on the job, Worker Memorial Day.‌


 Join us as we celebrate 40 years of Education that workers can put to work