Local Union 103, IBEW and the Boston Chapter, NECA continue to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within our industry. Collectively, we are making great strides to ensure Local 103 is representative of the communities in which we live and work and are continuing to promote civil rights within our industry, state and country.
As such, effective immediately, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day shall be recognized as a stated holiday in our collective bargaining agreements as follows:
“Section 6.7 (a) All work performed outside the stated hours, and on Saturdays, Sundays, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday, Patriot's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, or the day celebrated for any of these, or any day determined by the Parties to this Agreement,…”
In addition, effective immediately, Juneteenth shall be recognized as an optional holiday in our collective bargaining agreements as follows: “Any employee who observes Juneteenth as an unpaid holiday shall not be subject to discrimination or retaliation of any type.”
This is just one key step of many that Local 103, IBEW and the Boston Chapter, NECA are taking to ensure that we make structural reforms to promote diversity and inclusion - and to stand against racism in our industry and beyond.