SHARE Contract Kick-Off and Worcester City Hall Rally

SHARE Contract Kick-Off & Working people's day of action #werise

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South St

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On Monday February 26th, more than one hundred SHARE members raised the visibility of SHARE at UMMS and in Worcester. We wore red, took pictures with coworkers, and some of us joined other union members at a rally at Worcester City Hall after work. 

We were doing two things at once. The first was kicking off our contract negotiations with the Medical School, which started Wednesday, February 28. The second was participating in the Working People's Day of Action with millions of other union members across the United States. 

SHARE at Worcester City Hall Rally

 SHARE at Worcester City Hall

SHARE at Worcester City Hall

SHARE executive board member Jameal Jackson spoke at the rally about the power of unions to support people in the workplace. He was backed (literally) by Valerie Mount, Samantha Jimenez, and Sophia Todeasa, holding a SHARE banner on stage behind him.

 Jameal Jackson, SHARE Executive Board member, addresses the crowd at Worcester City Hall. Read his letter to the editor on The Telegram website (link below)

Jameal Jackson, SHARE Executive Board member, addresses the crowd at Worcester City Hall. Read his letter to the editor on The Telegram website (link below)

Other public-sector union leaders spoke as well, including Worcester firefighter Michael Papagni, teacher Zena Link, and Dept. of Conservation and Parks AFSCME member Jeanne Gilleney-Decenzo. In addition, the crowd was addressed by State Senate President Harriette Chandler, Mayor Joe Petty, Central Mass AFL-CIO President Joe Carlson, MA Secretary of State William Galvin, and other notables. The rally was scheduled to coincide with the Supreme Court hearing the case Janus v. AFSCME. 

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 SHARE Hospital and SHARE-UMMS members together at the University Campus

SHARE Hospital and SHARE-UMMS members together at the University Campus

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Main campus