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PRESS RELEASE: Springfield area community and labor leaders from fourteen organizations have formed the Community-Labor Rebuilding Coalition to focus on good jobs for local workers as part of the planning and projects in response to the June tornados, and beyond.

The Coalition advocates for local people to get jobs with good pay and benefits, doing work that the community needs, with solid long-term community benefits.  Coalition members have attended Citizen Advisory Council meetings, are working with the Mayor's Office and the Regional Employment Board, and intend to meet with Rebuild Springfield leaders Gerald Hayes and Nicholas Fyntrilakis.

Membership in the Coalition is still open.  It has been formed by the following organizations:

Arise for Social Justice
Carpenters Local 108
Forest Park Community Development Corporation
Massachusetts Senior Action Council
McKnight Community Development Corporation
Massachusetts Senior Action Council Western Mass Chapter
Martin Luther King Jr Family Services
Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council
Pioneer Valley Project/Proyecto del Valle Pionero
Rebuild Hill Homes Housing Cooperative
United Auto Workers Local 2322
Universal Community Voices Eliminating Disparities
Western Massachusetts Jobs with Justice
Western Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health

The Coalition has open meetings every Friday at 11am at the Pioneer Valley
Central Labor Council, 640 Page Boulevard, Springfield.  It may be reached
c/o Western Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health, (413)
731-0760, at the same address.

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