After having been locked-out for over ten weeks, projectionists at the Somerville Theatre have emerged victorious in their struggle for union recognition. The management has agreed to voluntarily recognize the union, sign a fair contract, and pay full back wages to all locked-out employees. Although this was a modest struggle in and of itself, we see it as a significant victory for young, exploited and pissed off workers everywhere.
At the same time as it sacrifices essential services to taxpayers on the altar of “budget cuts,” the Massachusetts state government is ignoring a potentially far-reaching strategy for trimming costs, and, many observers say, worsening already-existing problems in the Department of Corrections for a waste totaling tens of millions of dollars annually.
Free Press encourages you to attend the National Conference on Media Reform, November 7-9, in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference will provide an opportunity to meet with other activists to build a stronger and more effective media reform movement.
One would think that with the horrible economy, graduates who have tried to better themselves with higher education would be able to take advantage of the low interest rates when paying back their student loans. Only it's not that easy...