We aim to post daily updates, under the banner Notes from the Pandemic, based on tips we receive, then follow up certain leads with more in-depth reportage.
A brief defense of AOC’s critique of billionaires
In the long relay race of oppressed communities and the global working class, Chuck Turner picked up the baton in the 1960s as a young activist in the Northern Student Movement (a wing of the civil rights movement). By Christmas Day 2019 when he walked on, that beginning had been eclipsed by a series of powerful base-building projects—many that at once challenged the ruling class while creatively empowering the excluded and the exploited.
This is not the first time BCGEU-UAW has caught the attention of the Boston City Council, which passed the Resolution Affirming the Rights of Graduate Student Workers to Organize for Fair Working Conditions in April to specifically call out BC’s treatment of their graduate student workers.
This week, I joined fellow journalists, journalism educators, and members of the public at large in testifying on a bill to form a Mass journalism commission that is currently before the state legislature. In view of the potential importance of the initiative, ...
Union and community activists respond to work accident at luxury development site
On June 19, a diverse group of 50 people, union members and community allies together, entered a Transformative Transit Oriented Development meeting in Lynn. They marched into the Lynn Museum in silence, carrying signs linking safe working conditions, affordable ...
Despite a relative win for recycling workers, living wage advocates pledge to keep on fighting
For the first time in the city’s history, Boston’s living wage ordinance might finally get applied to low-paid workers sorting the city’s recycling ...