June is Pride Month!

Each June marks another year of Pride for the LGBTQ+ community. Since 1970, Pride Month has commemorated the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and has since developed into a 30-day celebration, including parades, events, concerts, and memorials. We celebrate Pride as a reminder of those who have advocated for LGBTQ+ rights from early on in the movement and continue their legacy. 

Plasterers Local 534 is proud to have a membership that encourages and supports equality and inclusivity within our union and communities. As union members, we enjoy competitive and uniform wages and benefits for all, regardless of sexual orientation. Of particular importance to our LGBTQ+ Brothers and Sisters are: 

  • Comprehensive and inclusive healthcare benefits.
  • Undivided support of workplace discrimination laws.

While we do as much as possible to uplift and protect our LGBTQ+ Brothers and Sisters, all members must be vigilant of workplace discrimination toward any community member. Be sure to report any comments or harassment to the union hall. Lastly, we wish our LGBTQ+ Brothers and Sisters a very happy Pride Month!

Join the Fight: Massachusetts Is Not For Sale!

Local 534 - Stand Up to Big Tech!
Local 534 - Stand Up to Big Tech!

Local 534 is proud to support Massachusetts Is Not For Sale in its fight against the exploitation of drivers in apps like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash. Big Tech is pouring millions of dollars into their campaign to deny their drivers’ rights and destroy their right to unionize. We’re standing with these drivers as every worker deserves a seat at the table.

These companies are currently fighting for a loophole in Massachusetts labor laws (through the bill labeled H.1234) that would let them continue to classify their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. This maneuver would allow them to bypass protections for Massachusetts workers, including the minimum wage, paid sick time, and family leave. In addition, the bill would undercut unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation and undermine protections against sexual harassment and racial discrimination at work.

Local 534 and the coalition have this to say: Not in our state! We can’t allow Big Tech to buy laws that expand their profits while hurting workers and families. Massachusetts has a long history of supporting workers’ rights and protecting them from greedy employers.

Click here to learn more about Massachusetts is Not For Sale and its fight against Big Tech; sign up to volunteer or donate.