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New union ratifies contract with MFA
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New union ratifies contract with MFA
On June 28 the employees of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston ratified what will be their first union contract with the museum. By establishing collective bargaining rights, the MFA staff is helping to bring about necessary systemic change for museum workers in general.
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A major sea change
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A major sea change
In America, reputedly the land of opportunity, many people are struggling for survival. While there are still many stories about those who rose from poverty to become millionaires, it is increasingly difficult for the average worker even to attain middle-class status.
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Harvard U. workers rally for better wages
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Harvard U. workers rally for better wages
Members of Harvard workers’ unions rallied Nov. 9 to show solidarity with the university’s custodians and security guards, who are in the midst of a contract negotiation.
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Labor activism up during pandemic
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Labor activism up during pandemic
The United States has seen 287 labor strikes since the start of 2021. Nationwide, groups from graduate students at universities to workers at major corporations have stepped off the job and onto the picket lines to speak out for requests like better working conditions.
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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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