To hear the pundits and political professionals talk about it, this election is all about turning out a party’s base. That’s because there are few if any undecided voters left and the only undecided voters that count are the ones residing … [Read more...]
Ai-Jen Poo, National Domestic Worker Leader and Time 100 Honoree, Will Speak at the Boston Care Congress on June 16th
Ai-Jen Poo, a gifted community organizer recently honored by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, will speak at the Greater Boston Care Congress on June 16th. The Congress will launch the Massachusetts … [Read more...]
The Future of Unions?
Scot Lehigh is up to his usual in this column about Rep. Dan Winslow. Scratch the surface of a complex issue. Take at face value the pronouncements of a glib and ambitious politician. That's great journalism. Lehigh just loves Dan Winslow's … [Read more...]
Hundreds in Mass kick off campaign for passage of Employee Free Choice Act
"Management constantly threatened our livelihood and our retirement security if we were to form a union," said Kevin Simoneau, a former Comcast field technician who experienced employer intimidation. "Giving us a choice about how to … [Read more...]
For Labor Day: Boston-area workers finding new paths to rights and respect
The Employee Free Choice Act would remedy the problem by giving workers a simple one step process to freely choose a union. It would also strengthen penalties for companies that intimidate employees from trying to form unions and provide … [Read more...]
Hillary and cynicism
An ABC News analysis of the videotapes of at least four stockholder meetings where Clinton appeared shows she never once rose to defend the role of American labor unions. The tapes, broadcast this morning on "Good Morning America"; were … [Read more...]
Hey bloggers: Union support for Wilson for state Auditor is growing!
"Back in 1989, Rand Wilson worked hard to support us during our three month strike to stop the telephone company from balancing skyrocketing health care benefit costs on our backs. And he has stood by Local 2222 members in every … [Read more...]