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Alert: S26Events Need Media Coverage
19 Sep 2000
Ongoing and Upcoming Events/Actions in Boston area
before S26, during, and Oct.3 Need Alternative Media
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S26 and Oct 3 Events Need Alternative Media!
19 Sep 2000
Events in Boston area that need alternative media coverage.
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UNIONIZED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS ON STRIKE

The strike will begin Tuesday September 19 at 8 a.m. in front of
FSGB at 31 Heath Street (corner of Columbus Avenue, one block
north of Jackson Square Station, Orange Line). It will continue daily
thereafter Mon-Fri from 8 am to 5:30 pm. The workers provide
mental health and family stabilization services to thousands of
lower-income local residents and go into troubled, often violent,
homes usually under court referral.
The unionized clinical social workers of SEIU Local 285 who work
for Family Service of Greater Boston (FSGB) have been pushed
into a strike by FSGB's director Randal Rucker. Rucker wants to
eliminate the workers' seniority raises and increase their
productivity and workload to unattainable levels.

The seniority raises for all 33 social workers cost $16,000 while
Rucker's last raise was $12,000. Plus he has a "golden parachute"
package of one year's pay and benefits which means the agency
budgets close to $300,000 per year just for him. The workers and
their families live paycheck to paycheck.
For more information call Brian Wilder at (617) 442-4100 X 109.
Brian Wilder
SEIU Local 285
(617) 442-4100 X 109



UMass Boston's Radical Student Alliance Presents:
EXPAND THE DEBATE TEACH-IN SERIES

[All Teach-ins will be held in the Lipke Auditorium at UMass Boston]

3. CONTINGENT LABOR AND SOCIAL WAGE
Friday September 22 - 2:30-5:00
* Diane Dujon Director of Independent Learning, CPCS at UMass Boston.
* Jason Pramas from the Campaign on Contingent Work.
* Gary Zabel from the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor.

4. PUBLIC EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SPENDING
Monday September 25 - 2:30-5:00
* Annie Zarin from the Lynn Teachers Union and the International Socialist
Organization.
* Representative from the Mass. Labor Party.
* Representative from Fair Test.

5. HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY
Wednesday September 27 - 2:30-5:00
* Representative from the Mass. Labor Party.
* Representative from Mass. Senior Action.

6. GLOBALIZATION
Thursday September 28 - 7:00-10:00
* Michael Albert editor of Z Magazine.
* Arthur MacEwan Professor of Economics at UMass, author of Neoliberalism
or Democracy?
* Robert Naiman Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Economic and
Policy Research (DC).
* Representative from the National Organization for Women.

7. THE DEATH PENALTY (Organized by the Free Mumia Coalition.)
Friday September 29 - 6:30-9:30
* Moderated by City Counselor Chuck Turner.
* Taped message from Mumia Abu-Jamal on death row.
* Ramona Africa from MOVE.
* Steven Hawking lawyer for Mumia's federal appeal.
* Laywer Johnson former MA death row inmate.
* Monica Moorehead presidential candidate for the Workers World party.
* Professor Becky Thompson of Simmons College and Academics for Mumia.
* Kazi Toure former political prisoner.
For more information and other events: www.expandthedebate.org

8. Global Community Forum for Economic Justice
Monday, September 25, 2000
6-9 PM
Roxbury Community College, Roxbury
Academic Building, Room 121
Roxbury Crossing T, Orange Line
free & wheelchair accessible
translation into Spanish, Portugese and Creole will be available
We're told that globalization is inevitable--but what kind of globalization?
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and other "business
first" policies and practices are jeopardizing communities around the world
as well as here in Boston. This forum will address how we can rebuild our
communities together in the face of corporate globalization.
"How did corporate globalization affect me where I came from?"
"How does it affect me now in the US?"
An evening of testimonials by members of different immigrant communties of
the greater Boston area (including Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto
Rico, Brazil and Senegal) will ask these questions and offer their
experiences. Afterwards, all participants are invited to strategize,
"What can we do about it?"
Come be part of the answer.
Contact Jean Carmel St. Juste at 617-542-7654, ext. 14 for more information.

9. September 26 Solidarity IMF/World Bank Protest
DROP THE DEBT! DROP THE PRICES!
Rally at MIT 5pm, March to Pfizer 6pm

October 1 Nader Rally at the Fleet Center
On Sunday, October 1st at 2pm at the Fleet Center in Boston, the NADER 2000
campaign, along with the New England Green Parties, will be holding a "Rally
for Ralph!" Tickets are $10 and can be ordered by calling 617-995-2595. This
may be Ralph Nader's only New England speaking appearance. Also scheduled on
the bill to speak are Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky and possibly Susan Sarandon.
(I am trying to get us in as press for free, let me know if you are interested,
Linda lsetchell (at) cleanwater.org)

October 3 (Day) FREEDOM FOR SALE TRAIL
FYI...With the debates back on, we are moving forward on holding a
"Freedom for Sale, Trail" march and direct action (of whatever type
folks feel compelled to do) beginning at Noon at the Park St. station in
Boston.
We will have music and puppets and march through the downtown
visiting various corporate wankers as we go.... (we should be done by
2pm...in plenty of time to move to the next event)
Hope everyone can spread the word and turn folks out...We ain't
asking anyone's permission to do this (including the city) so expect the
un-expected..



10. Debate in the Streets October 3
Street theatre, public forums, puppetry and festivities will be taking place in
the streets on October 3 on the route to UMASS Boston. Labor unions, Mumia
supportors and residents from the Dorchester area among others will be out in
full force.
March after the fleet center
21 Sep 2000
Shouldn't there be a March after the Fleet Center Rally? There will be 13,000 people inside and who knows how many outside. -John in Seattle