We are in the midst of an unprecedented worker health and safety crisis and need a plan for reopening the economy that truly protects workers and the public. The plan released by Governor Baker does not accomplish this vital task, and thus the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health gives it failing grades.
Do back politicians calling for immediate national living wage checks and Medicare for All
Institutions with more wealth than many nations have no excuse for inaction during a pandemic
A brief defense of AOC’s critique of billionaires
MBTA bus mechanics beat back privatization… at a cost
Unionized bus mechanics represented by the International Association of Machinists Local 264 won an important victory last week when they agreed to a four-year contract with the MBTA—effectively ending a two-year effort by the transportation authority’s ...
Student testimony to the Nov 29, 2017 UMass Board of Trustees meeting
Good morning President Meehan, Chairman Manning, and members of the board. I’d like to thank you for letting me speak to you today on behalf of UMass Boston. My name is Maddi Walker and I’m a sophomore at UMB. I have a history of service ...
DigBoston commits to expanding coverage of workers and unions
For the past many years, I’ve written an annual Labor Day editorial for whatever publication I’m running at the time. And it’s always a relentlessly depressing exercise. Because there just hasn’t been much good news for working people in decades.
Since the 1970s, corporate ...