As activists gathered in New York City to protest the World Economic Forum, people gathered at Faneuil Hall to speak about the impact corporate globalization and the recession were having in Massachusetts. The unifying theme of all the testimonies is the eroding conditions of life for working people.
This spirited demonstration denounced Star’s CEO Ross McLaren for management's campaign to stop union organizing. The tactics, which have led to a formal complaint by the National Labor Relations Board, have ranged from performing surveillance on workers’ organizing activity to attempts to misrepresent and discredit the union by forcing workers to attend anti-union meetings and watch anti-union videos.
After months of hard work, Academy Manor nursing home employees have achieved a tentative agreement with management that will make long over due improvements in their pay and working conditions. (article 1)