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LABOR: Nine Arrested at Prudential Center in Protest in Support of Janitors
Nine people--seven students, one Emerson professor, and a community supporter--were arrested while protesting for health benefits for janitors. The protest, in Boston Properties' Prudential Center, was directed against Boston Properties, which is the only major building owner that has not yet declared its support for Boston janitors in their negotiations with cleaning contractors for health benefits, full time work, and wage improvements.
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13 Sep 2002 | Filed under: News /
HEALTHCARE: State Audit Catches 62 Nursing Homes Stealing Public Money Meant for Workers
A state audit of 90 nursing homes found that 62 facilities failed to give certified nursing assistants (CNAs) wage increases funded by the Commonwealth. The 62 facilities will be required to return the monies allocated for the direct care givers along with a 50 percent penalty.
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12 Sep 2002 | Filed under: News /
IRAQ: Interfaith Walk for Peace with Iraq Passes Through Boston
An interfaith peace walk, seeking to prevent war with Iraq, that has been traveling across Massachusetts, passed through Boston on September 6. The group wants not only to prevent an escalation of the on-going bombing of Iraq, but to end the sanctions that have destroyed Iraq’s economy and killed hundreds of thousands of people, and to end the Bush administration’s ever expanding “war on terror”.
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08 Sep 2002 | Filed under: News /
LABOR: Boston Janitors on the Verge of a Strike
An audio report and interviews; 5 minutes total. As part of the Justice for Janitors campaign, Boston janitors with SEIU 685 are preparing to go on on strike if the city-wide contract negotiations with cleaning contractors fail. The union is pushing for decent wages (most janitors currently earn about $39/night), affordable family healthcare (most janitors have no health care) and full-time job opportunities (75% of jobs are currently part time).
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07 Sep 2002 | Filed under: News /
EDUCATION: Higher Education Union Members Demand that the State Government Fund Their Contracts
At campuses across the state, thousands of college faculty, education professionals and support staff left work briefly this morning for a "unity coffee break." The coordinated campus actions were designed to show Governor Swift, the Legislature and college administrators that quality higher education hinges on funding for their union contracts. The unprecedented statewide mobilization was in response to the refusal by Governor Swift and the Legislature to fund union contracts at 29 university, state and community college campuses in Massachusetts.
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05 Sep 2002 | Filed under: News /
LABOR: NECCO Factory Machinists on Strike
NECCO factory machinists are striking for improvements in their contract, especially in health care coverage. As the current contract stands, health care fees would be ramped up to $150/week within the next two years. NECCO is scheduled to move out of Cambridge this winter, to a new, non-union location in Revere, resulting in many layoffs. Although negotiations are happening today, the machinists are not hopeful and expect the strike to continue.
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27 Aug 2002 | Filed under: News /
STATE REPRESSION: Local Activist Still Faces Trumped Up Charges From R2K Protest in 2000
Camilo ViveirosBoston area activist Camilo Viveiros still faces charges from the R2K protests against the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in 2000. Charges against most of the 400 people arrested at R2K have been thrown out, but Viveiros is still being targeted as the Phildelphia city government tries to justify its heavy-handed repression.
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22 Aug 2002 | Filed under: News /
LABOR: Gucci Store Briefly Shut Down in Protest Against Union-Busting and Sweatshops
On August 9, a small but lively action gave the ritzy shops of the Copley Place mall a taste of the grassroots. About twenty activists from UNITE and Union Summer picketed outside the Gucci store, protesting union-busting and the use of sweatshop labor by Gucci's parent company, PPR. Store managers responded by locking their doors, keeping out both activists and potential customers.
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10 Aug 2002 | Filed under: News /
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