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Harvard Hunger Strike for Workers Rights
StandforSecurity11.JPGCambridge, Mass--Yesterday, 11 students at Harvard University began an indefinite hunger strike in support of hundreds of newly unionized security guards at Harvard, in their fight to win a first contract with fair wages, steady full-time work, fair procedures, and the right to organize for all workers.

The strike coincides with yesterday's decision by AlliedBarton, a private security firm contracted by Harvard, to walk away from the bargaining table. The strike will last until Harvard takes responsibility for the conditions of workers on its campus and makes a public statement supporting the basic standards demanded by guards and students.
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04 May 2007 | Filed under: Announcement / Labor
Immigrants March to Stop the Raids, Full Legalization Now
IMG_0101.JPGBoston, Mass--It was 4:30 a.m. when they came banging on her door, waking her and everyone else in the house. She went to see what was going on. “Get down!” called out one of her housemates in a loud whisper, “La migra! Get on the floor!” She could barely see the men face down on the carpet but saw the shadows on the window and a bright flashlight that began scanning inside her living room. She ran back to her 4-year-old and locked herself up in the bedroom. She grabbed her child who immediately started whimpering sensing his mother’s panic. “Don’t cry, don’t make a sound. There are policemen outside who want to take us, take me away. We can’t let them hear us. Don’t say a word.” The child understood. Immigration officers had been raiding homes for days in his neighborhood, going after someone with an expired visa and arresting everyone within it without proper documentation. Mothers talked about it in corner stores, in laundry mats, at the playground.
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02 May 2007 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Race
Hundreds March for CORI Reform
cori-march.jpgOn Thursday, April 19th, hundreds of people marched from Roxbury Crossing to the state house, demanding passage of the Public Safety Act of 2007. The act seeks to end arbitrary discrimination against people with criminal records, shorten the length of time that records are open, and train employers on properly reading CORIs.
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24 Apr 2007 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Sembrando Esperanza [Sowing Hope]
5b9fre2.jpgLa lucha por la tierra es antigua. Frente a la extrema concentración de poder y la comercialización de la vida, luchar por la democratización de la tierra, las semillas, y el agua es imprescindible. Esta es la postura del Movimiento de Trabajadores Rurales Sin Tierra (MST), Brazil. El MST busca organizar, concientizar, y movilizar a través de comisiones de campesinos, desde la base de comunidades rurales hasta el nivel nacional.

[The land struggle is an old one. Faced by an extreme concentration of power and the commercialization of life, the struggle for the democratization of land, seeds, and water, is indispensable. That is the posture of the Movement of Rural Workers Without Land (MST) in Brasil. The MST hopes to organize, build consciousness, and mobilize people through campesino committees, from a rural communities base and at the national level.]
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10 Apr 2007 Modified: 02:47:14 PM | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor
Have A Heart: Moratorium on Immigrant Deportations
mlik-carton-south-stn-1.jpgBoston, MA - This Valentine's Day morning immigrant leaders gathered at South Station to call attention to the senseless immigration raids that have torn immigrant families apart across America. Standing before an eight-foot milk carton depicting missing immigrant parents, community leaders distributed postcards highlighting examples of immigrant children living without their parents. This action was part of a national mobilization to call President Bush and members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation to declare a moratorium on deportations.
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14 Feb 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Labor
Boston Workers Alliance Defends Jobless Workers by Trying to Establish Cooperative Temp Agency
BWA1.jpgJust over a year after the Boston Workers Alliance (BWA) was founded at a convergence of “jobless workers,” from Boston ’s Dorchester , Roxbury neighborhoods members of their job creation committee were at the Second Annual National Federation of Worker Cooperatives Conference (NFWCC) discussing plans to establish at temp agency cooperative in the Greater Boston area.
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10 Feb 2007 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing : Race
Local 201 members meet to oppose cuts in GE health care benefits
STP60730.JPGLynn, MA – With less than four months before the start of national GE contract negotiations, a top union negotiator told almost 300 GE's River Works union members and retirees that there is no good economic reason for GE to shift its medical costs to employees.

Steve Tormey, from the United Electrical Workers Union, spoke with IUE-CWA Local 201 members about GE's real health care costs and why it is important to oppose any cuts in health care benefits.
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25 Jan 2007 | Filed under: News / Labor : Social Welfare
Boston Delegation to the World Social Forum 2007 in Nairobi Kenya Proposes Intercontinental Unity in the Struggle for Migrant Workers Rights in the World
uhuru4-b.jpgThis activity seeks to demonstrate the need to join forces in the world to confront the injustices of a condition created by contemporary capitalism: large masses of migrant workers desperately seeking work to survive. In that process they are abused, victimized, exploited and discriminated.

[Read more about WSF in Kenya at Global Indymedia:
http://www.indymedia.org/en/2007/01/878667.shtml. Download radio/audio files at: http://wsf.amarc.org/]
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22 Jan 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Labor
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