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Local groups and unions bring their issues to the streets and to City Hall

On Monday of this week, members of Somerville Stands Together (SST) held a rally in Union Square, openly calling for the City of Somerville to require developer US2 to agree to a Community Benefits Agreement that includes a Project Labor Agreement, to make sure that, as they put it, Somerville [...]

Hundreds of Somerville families and workers converge on Union Square with a strong message for City Hall: “Negotiate a community benefits agreement”

Somerville, MA – Chanting “Somerville stands for affordable housing! Somerville stands for good, union jobs! Somerville stands together!” hundreds of residents, workers, and advocates with Somerville Stands Together converged on Union Square tonight to urge City Hall to stop standing up for [...]

AYANNA PRESSLEY JOINS SOMERVILLE RALLY FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND GOOD JOBS

Somerville—Somerville Stands Together joined by Ayanna Pressley, Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, was at a rally in Union Square to support affordable homes, good jobs and responsible development in Union Square. This was the latest action by the broad coalition of [...]

Somerville development project met with calls for union jobs, affordable housing

Hundreds rallied in Somerville’s Union Square neighborhood on Monday in favor of a community benefits agreement that would aim to protect the interests of local workers and residents before a major redevelopment project gets underway. Advocates want the city to require developer US2 to [...]

Somerville Stands Together Rally on Monday / Aldermen to Consider Union Square Land Transfer to US2 Developer

Somerville, MA – Somerville Stands Together is celebrating the launch of talks between Somerville’s newly-elected Community Benefits Negotiation Committee and Union Square developers US2.  The committee consists of 15 residents,  elected by their neighbors, who will represent residents concerns [...]

Somerville Stands Together demands responsible development for Union Square

Somerville Stands Together will be joined by Ayanna Pressley, Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, at a rally in Union Square to support affordable homes, good jobs and responsible development in Union Square. This is the latest action by the broad coalition of community, [...]

SOMERVILLE STANDS TOGETHER DEMANDS RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT FOR UNION SQUARE

Somerville, MA – Somerville Stands Together, a community-labor coalition fighting for affordable housing, good jobs and responsible development, knocked hundreds of doors in a campaign to make sure Union Square won’t turn into another Assembly Row–where developers got rich and local residents [...]

SOMERVILLE STANDS TOGETHER SUPPORTS LAUNCH OF NEW COMMUNITY BENEFITS NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE

Somerville, MA – Somerville Stands Together is celebrating the launch of talks between Somerville’s newly-elected Community Benefits Negotiation Committee and Union Square developers US2.  The committee consists of 15 residents,  elected by their neighbors, who will represent residents concerns [...]

Somerville Stands Together supports launch of new Community Benefits Negotiation Committee

Somerville Stands Together is celebrating the launch of talks between Somerville’s newly-elected Community Benefits Negotiation Committee and Union Square developers US2.  The committee consists of 15 residents,  elected by their neighbors, who will represent residents concerns in negotiations [...]