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Leaked Documents Show How Harvard Administration Wants To Defeat Grad Student Union
Harvard’s grad students have launched a union campaign, and Harvard’s administration has launched its response. Internal documents from the administration to the faculty, which were leaked to me, reveal some fascinating developments in these increasingly common anti-union drives of elite Ivy League universities.
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20 Oct 2015 | Filed under: News / Labor
U Mass Grad Student Teachers Union vs Chancellor's Comment: 'Grad Teachers Have: “taken an oath of poverty, for the next five to seven years”
University of Massachusetts grad student union writes open letter to chancellor over his comments that grad student workers have “taken an oath of poverty, for the next five to seven years,”
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07 Oct 2015 | Filed under: News / Labor
Boston Local and National Verizon Standoff and the Future of Labor, Communication and Privacy
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16 Sep 2015 | Filed under: News / Labor
Workers, Students and Community Members Rally for Patricia, Nassim & Paul
img_9555.jpgOn a scorching July 30, IWW members, the Student Labor Action Movement, and allies protested discrimination against Harvard workers Patricia, Nassim and Paul. Nassim was forced to pick between being laid off or demoted three salary grades, after standing up to a racist boss and defending co-workers (including one who was sexually harassed).
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31 Jul 2015 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor
IWW Member Acquitted on All Charges
courtsupportday1.jpgOn Tuesday July 21, IWW member Jason was cleared of all the phony charges dating from an arrest in November 2013. Jason was falsely charged with assaulting a cop, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after Cambridge and Harvard Police attacked an IWW picket at Insomnia Cookies. Workers at Insomnia went on strike in August 2013 over below minimum wage pay and illegal denial of breaks. Their demands included $15/hr, health care, and a union. The strike was later settled with strikers receiving back pay and offers of re-employment.
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23 Jul 2015 | Filed under: News / Labor : Police and Prisons
Wobs support Boston School Bus Drivers!
rally2.jpgReposted from the Boston IWW blog.

In our latest gesture of solidarity towards our fellow workers of United Steelworkers’ Local 8751, area IWW’s turned out for the school bus drivers’ rally on 6/18/15. We were joined by members of Harvard’s Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM). Boston’s school bus drivers face vicious attacks from the international conglomerate Veolia / Transdev, infamous for running segregated bus services in occupied Palestine, privatizing water to squeeze the poor, and union-busting.
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18 Jun 2015 | Filed under: News / Labor
Video/ Photos-Boston May Day Rally-March
2015 may day downloads edit.jpgBoston, Mass. May 1, 2015:
The Boston May Day Committee organized a rally/ march on May Day-May1. About 100 labor/ immigrant/ anti-police violence protesters gathered on Boston Common from 12 -2pm.
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03 May 2015 | Filed under: News / Labor
Over 200 Labor Union Construction Workers Protest in Quincy Center
Quincy.png200 labor union members protest in Quincy.
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01 May 2015 | Filed under: News / Labor
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