Industrial Workers of the World/Student Labor Action Movement – Harvard
This is number 15 in our ongoing series of local audio newscasts. “Local Edition,” the biweekly news program, is sponsored by the WMBR Radio News Department and Open Media Boston.
Everett, Mass – An Everett woman is suing the Everett Police Department and the Cataldo Ambulance Service, alleging that excessive force was used during her arrest in March last year, and that she did not receive adequate medical attention.
Jeraldine Fountain filed the lawsuit in federal court in Boston earlier this month against Everett Police Officer Michael Sabella, and the ambulance service based in Somerville.
BOSTON/Boston Common - Marking a year since President Obama repeated his intention to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, and release prisoners held there, activists called on the president to follow through on his promise.
Massachusetts Nurses Association – State House
Somerville, Mass. - At a press conference at city hall on Wednesday, Somerville City Mayor Joseph Curtatone announced an executive order that will limit the city’s participation in the federal Secure Communities deportation program.
Waltham, Mass. – A former employee at Demos Restaurant in Waltham is suing his ex-employer alleging that he was not paid earned overtime owed to him.
Adjunct Action, Northeastern University – Fenway
Adjunct faculty at Northeastern University last week voted in favor of forming a union as part of the Adjunct Action campaign of the SEIU. The adjuncts have formed the largest part-time faculty union in Boston, and along with 2,000 adjuncts at Tufts University and Lesley University, they are now united as part of the metro organizing strategy.
This is number 14 in our series of local audio newscasts: "Local Edition." The biweekly news program, sponsored by the WMBR Radio News Department and Open Media Boston, is produced by Dave Goodman.