Projectionists at the Somerville Theatre continue demand union recognition. We feel that is only through the collective power of the union that we can effectively combat our exploitation at the hands of Mel Fraiman. Projectionists at the Somerville Theatre are paid minimum wage, are not offered benefits, and work in an unhealthy and undemocratic environment. We cannot afford to live on poverty wages, so the struggle must go on!
Projectionists at the historic Somerville Theatre were outraged by what they decried as unsafe working conditions. Poor air quality, projectors precariously perched on cinderblocks, exposed wires, and hidden fire extinguishers, had made their behind-the-scenes work treacherous, workers alleged.
"We are hated, we are marginalized, and are basically unwanted by a party that has forsaken the principles of Abraham Lincoln and become dominated by a right-wing that falls far short of representing main-stream America."