Union workers in western Massachusetts to protest for union rights Monday

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP)- Across western Massachusetts union members and community leaders will protest in National Worker’s Day of Action, Monday.

Union workers in Springfield, Amherst and Greenfield such as social workers, firefighters and teachers will take action today by protesting for union rights.

Monday’s action is one of more than 300 similar actions taking place across the nation.

National Worker’s Day of Action is happening the same day the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Janus vs. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees case.

Workers worry that this case will weaken the ability for them to form unions.

In a statement to 22News Sheila Gilmour from the Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution told 22News

she “is proud of the way different unions in the Pioneer Valley stand together to resist these attacks.”

Protest locations 

Amherst: Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union, UMass Amherst at 12:00pm

Greenfield: Greenfield Community College at 3:30pm

Springfield: 95 Liberty Street at 5:00pm

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