We are currently working with the Massachusetts R.M.V. to produce Collective Bargaining Solidarity license plates. This is a great way to show your support for organized labor in Massachusetts, while promoting its importance. Someone once told us that “strength in numbers only works when those who are counted show they are willing to act.” This is why the proceeds from this project will be used to assist local unions in Massachusetts with organizing ( to bring us more work opportunities), and educating all workers on how they can take an active role to preserve collective bargaining. You can print an application HERE
Commonly Asked Questions About The Solidarity Plate
Has the plate been approved? Yes, the plate design was approved by the MA R.M.V and has been endorsed by the MA AFL-CIO
Can I get the plate if I have a leased vehicle? Yes, you will have notify the lease company upon receive you plate from RMV.
Can I get a plate for a motorcycle or commercial vehicle? No, the plates can only be used on passenger vehicle registrations.
How do I pay? Mail in the application (found on this site) with a $40 check made out to Ma D.O.T to the address listed on the application.
Can I pick my number? No, and its not a vanity plate so words cannot be assigned. We will log them in the order received
When will I receive my new plate? the RMV will notify all applicants once we deliver 1500 applications to them
Who can apply for a plate? Anyone who has a registered vehicle in MA. So far we have had labor leaders, rank and file members, and individuals who support our right to collectively bargain
How many applications do you have so far? At this point in time we have received 249 applications. As applications come in we will update this number weekly.
Who has applied?
This is a list of organizations who have sent in applications or have had members send in applications so far
Massachusetts Building and Construction Trades Council
Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council
Greater Boston Labor Council Futures
Boston Teachers Union
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17
District Council 35
Carmens Union Local 589
Ironworkers Local 7
Bricklayers Local 3
Laborers Local 223
Laborers Local 22
Carpenters Local 40
Mass Nurses Association
Teamsters Local 25
Insulators Local 6
IATSE local 11
IAFF local 144
Pipefitters Local 537
Plumbers and Pipefitters local 4
Laborers Local 1421
United Postal Workers
Boston Newspaper Printing Pressmen’s Local 3N
IBEW Local 2222
IAM Local 264
If you have a question that is not answered here you can contact Thomas Hynes at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (339)-788-7555