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Hotel workers march for better working conditions
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Hotel workers march for better working conditions
Hundreds of hotel workers marched through Back Bay on Labor Day in a bid for better working conditions and pay before demonstrating in front of the Boston Sheraton Hotel where Unite Here Local 26 President Brian Lang announced the hotel workers would take a Sept. 12 vote to strike against the Marriott Hotel chain.
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Group helps women enter building trades
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Group helps women enter building trades
With starting salaries at or above $60,000 a year, along with health insurance and pensions, the building trades can be a fast track to middle income wages. But women make up just 7 percent of the total number of people in the building trades in the Greater Boston area, a deficit the Northeast Center for Tradeswomen’s Equity aims to rectify.
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Demonstrators calling for $15 wage block downtown traffic with sit-in demonstration
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Demonstrators calling for $15 wage block downtown traffic with sit-in demonstration
On Monday, the Poor People’s Campaign and Raise Up Massachusetts held a rally in front of the State House to demand that legislators vote on and pass a $15 minimum wage and paid family medical leave act before the legislative session ends this month.
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Merrie Najimy set to take reins at Mass Teachers Association
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Merrie Najimy set to take reins at Mass Teachers Association
Merrie Najimy, the president-elect of the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), was inspired to become an educator and later a unionist after experiencing in her own youth that the curricula taught in the Massachusetts public schools she attended felt exclusionary to Arab-American students.
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