In early 2009, several unions representing public sector workers began discussing ways in which they might educate the public on the importance of public services and the people who provide them. The Working Massachusetts coalition began under the direction of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and grew quickly to include several  unions in and out of the AFL-CIO. Our member unions represent blue collar and white collar workers, women and men in a wide variety of professions--but all united in the belief that we all benefit when public services are strong and supported.