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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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Whaling City Festival wcf.com

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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Mayor and Union Leader Continue to Clash Over Turnaround Plan

Mayor Jon Mitchell maintains he sees and understands the frustrations of teachers as the "turnaround plan" at New Bedford High School is implemented.

Mitchell authored an op-ed piece published in We

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New Bedford Workers Call for Immigration Reform

Nearly forty people gathered at the corner of Sixth and Elm Streets in New Bedford Wednesday afternoon, standing in support of immigration reform.

May 1st marked International Workers' Day, a day that typically highlights the contributions of union and immigrant workers

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WSDOT, flickr

32 Mass. Workers Died on the Job in 2012

Labor and worker rights activists are honoring 32 workers who died on the job last year.

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health released a report Thursday highlighting the deaths

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Union, Stop & Shop Reach Tentative Agreement

No strike as union reps reach a tentative agreement with Stop & Shop Supermarkets.

According to the Boston Herald, presidents of five chapters of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union reached the agreement at 4am Monday morning, four hours after the deadline.

The contract now goes for legal review, and ratification meetings will be set up with workers.

Some 40,000 Stop & Shop employees a

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Officials Talk Jobs for Maritime Commerce Terminal

Local laborers and union representatives met Thursday in New Bedford to discuss job opportunities at the proposed South End Maritime Commerce Terminal. The $50 million dollar project is expected to take about 19 months to complete, and use union contractors and sub-contractors

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Andrade Wants Non-Union Jobs at Maritime Terminal Project

A community organizer says the labor agreement for the Maritime Commerce Terminal project planned for New Bedford gives labor unions the upper hand in hiring for the project.  John "Buddy" Andrade of the Old Bedford Village Development Corporation says city officials didn't push hard enough to make a place for local residents, who do not belong to a union

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