BOSTON/State House - Immigrant rights groups continued their calls for an end to the federal Secure Communities deportation program, and for the passage of a bill dubbed the “Trust Act” in a rally at the State House on Thursday.
BOSTON – Fast food workers and their supporters in the Fight for $15 and a Union campaign hit out at Burger King and other minimum-wage employers in a demonstration on Tremont St. in Boston on Thursday.
Over 400 protestors were critical of fast food jobs paying far below the city’s living wage, and are demanding a $15 per hour minimum wage across the Bay State, and the right to a form a union without retaliation from employers.
School Janitors, SEIU Local 888 – Malden
BOSTON/Roxbury – A Roxbury man is suing the Benjamin Healthcare Center (BHC) alleging that his former employer failed to pay him earned overtime and vacation pay.
BOSTON – Calling for an affordable MBTA youth pass, a coalition of groups held a rally and march on Thursday claiming that the existing reduced fares for students shuts out many young people from riding the T.
Around 250 demonstrators marched from Park St. station to the offices of the MBTA at the Transportation Building demanding a youth pass for those between 12-21 years of age, with no time-of-day use restrictions, and costing no more than $10 per month.
Somerville, Mass. – A former auto-service advisor at Herb Chambers car repair in Somerville is suing the company alleging that he was wrongly categorized as an exempt employee and consequently not compensated overtime pay owed to him.
Scott O’Brien, a former Massachusetts resident now living in Pennsylvania filed the class-action lawsuit in federal court in Boston against the company after working at its Somerville dealership for an unspecified length of time.
For the thirteenth episode in our audio newscast collaboration with WMBR Radio in Cambridge, we feature a conversation with MIT Ph.D. student Geoffrey Supran, a leader of Fossil Free MIT, an organization of students, faculty, and staff calling for the Institute to divest its financial holdings in the fossil fuel industry.
Students for a Just and Stable Future and 350 Massachusetts – State House
Chelsea, Mass. - Highlighting ongoing immigration and labor issues, including the need for a path to citizenship and a higher minimum wage, Boston area activists celebrated International Workers' Day - better known as May Day - on Thursday.
Around 800 people took part in the event in the heart of Boston’s surrounding immigrant communities - with marches from East Boston, Everett and Revere to a rally at Chelsea City Hall.
Cambridge, Mass. - Demanding an open meeting with Harvard University President Drew Faust to discuss the school’s investments in fossil-fuel related industries, which they say has been denied to them since the fall, protestors blockaded her office on Wednesday.