At rally, labor backs Coakley, condemns Globe poll

Lauren Dezenski
Oct. 25, 2014

Mayor Martin Walsh speaks to the crowd of over 200 union members at a Martha Coakley rally at IBEW Local 103 on Saturday morning. Photo by Lauren Dezenski

If Saturday morning’s rally with union leaders and Mayor Marty Walsh is any indication, the Martha Coakley campaign is using recent poll numbers to seize the opportunity to whip supporters into action.

Labor was out in force at the IBEW Local 103 hall on Freeport Street as speaker after speaker condemned the recent Boston Globe poll putting Republican Charlie Baker nine points ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the gubernatorial race.  Read more

Labor support waning, Lynch says no to Senate run

Third time won’t be the charm: U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch finally found a special election he didn’t think he could win.

Citing an "insurmountable" time frame for putting together a statewide organization, Lynch (D-South Boston) on Tuesday took his name out of consideration for a run to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.  Read more

Caritas Christi signs labor accord with 1199 SEIU

Caritas Christi Health Care, the corporate parent of Caritas Carney Hospital on Dorchester Avenue, has signed an accord with two unions to allow "free and fair" voting conditions for the system's nearly 7,000 employees as they decide whether to form unions or not.

Nurses at the Carney are already organized through the Massachusetts Nurses Association, but most workers there are not represented.  Read more