“We have to recognize, you know, people enter the building renting because the circumstances mean that renting is what works for them ... I think we have to have protections and safeguards to allow those individuals to continue getting the benefits they’re entitled to.”
This time, it was an infestation in the company’s third- and fourth-floor call centers at 294 Washington St in Downtown Crossing. The bed bugs issue, which has reportedly been a problem since April and continues to plague the company’s Boston offices, was the tipping point for SimpliSafe workers.
A Q+A with BC sociology professor Charles Derber on his new book
Why did you decide to publish a book on “universalizing resistance” at this particular moment in history?
Because our survival is at stake. Universalizing resistance is a path toward dismantling the militarized capitalism before it wipes us all out. Climate ...
'I work two jobs not by choice but because I don’t receive enough hours at either job to cover my basic needs to support my family. With each paycheck that I earn I have to stretch.'
"In the traditional business model, people make bad decisions all the time and the workers pay for it. We want the people who actually make the decisions to get the good stuff and bad stuff from that.”
What issues are most important to you? Do you want to take on a big fight like getting Trump and his rogue’s gallery of white nationalists out of power?
Unions played a supporting role, but the kids organized themselves
What’s the difference between #NoBostonOlympics and #NoBoston2024?