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Westport School Committee Approves Agreement With Teachers

With a 3-0 vote on Thursday, the Westport School Committee has approved an agreed contract settlement with the Westport Federation of Teachers.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Steelworkers Stand United In Call For Action

Members of United Steelworkers Local 1357 marched on a New Bedford plant for the second time in as many weeks Thursday afternoon, demanding a fair contract.

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Zerbini Family Circus Facebook

The Big Top Comes to Buttonwood Park [VIDEO]

Ladies and Gentlemen; boys and girls- the circus is in town!  The Zerbini Family Circus is getting ready for their big top performance at Buttonwood Park as part of the annual New Bedford Police Union Festival. After hundreds of volunteer hours by the NBPD Union, all of the plans have finally come together for a weekend carnival, craft fair and one of the oldest American traditions- the circus!

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Steelworkers Strike On Hold

It appears a steelworkers strike is being averted, at least for now.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Local Steelworkers Flex Union Muscle

Members of the local steelworkers union rallied in front of the Allegheny Ludlum plant in the South End of New Bedford Thursday.

The industry-wide union contract with the steel manufacturer is set to expire on June 30

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Tobey Hospital Employees Picket For Fair Wages

Dozens of Tobey Hospital workers picketed outside the Wareham hospital Friday afternoon to demand fair wages from parent company Southcoast Health.

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Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images

School Committee OK’s New Teacher’s Union Contract

After being ratified by the city officials and the New Bedford Educators Association last week, the School Committee made their decision to approve the union's one year contract extension Monday night.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

New Bedford Teachers Ratify Contract With City

The New Bedford Educators Association has ratified a contract between the City and the teachers.

Union members met for about an hour at Keith Middle School Tuesday afternoon, to hear union leaders present a tentative contract that had been negotiated over the past several weeks

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New Bedford Kids Weekend Carnival Replaces Long-Running Festival This Weekend

The Whaling City Festival has been significantly downsized, and is now going by a different name.

The New Bedford Police Union stepped in to sponsor what is now the New Bedford Kids Weekend Carnival after the Whaling City Festival Committee was unable to attract enough vendors due to a lack of planning time

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Teacher’s Investigatory Meeting Postponed Again

An investigatory meeting slated for today between the headmaster of New Bedford High School and teacher Joanne Maura has once again been postponed.

The Superintendent's office says today's postponement was requested by the teacher's union

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