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Farmworkers, Consumers Declare National Boycott of Wendy’s
New York, NY: On Thursday, March 3, hundreds of farmworkers, religious leaders, students, and consumers will gather near Columbus Circle to launch a national boycott of Wendy’s, the world’s third largest hamburger chain. Following the boycott announcement, the protesters will march from Columbus Circle to the Park Avenue offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz, Founding Partner and CEO of the activist hedge fund Trian Partners and a major shareholder in Wendy’s.
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03 Mar 2016 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor
Italy: Workers Operate Occupied Factory - Workshops Zero: “zero bosses, zero exploitation, zero pollution” (video 32:00 min)
Italy Zero.pngThe Youtube video -
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03 Jan 2016 | Filed under: News / Labor
Northeastern Empower Adjunct Community Coalition Blocks MBTA Tracks
12208563_725420737590778_8125234472046233258_n.jpgBOSTON November 10 2015 - Today, we, over 40 Northeastern students and community members, linked arms on the Northeastern T stop tracks in protest of the university’s treatment of adjunct faculty, blocking the train for 25 minutes.
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10 Nov 2015 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor
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
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