Tufts Educational Daycare Center – Medford
"Local Edition" is our ongoing series of twice a month audio newscasts sponsored by Open Media Boston and the WMBR Radio News Department.
In this episode, we feature stories on the offer made by MA Governor Deval Patrick to give sanctuary to some of the undocumented migrant children stranded in Texas. And thousands protest in Boston against the Israeli attacks on Gaza. Plus our local news roundup and a commentary from a former school bus driver on the union's controversial public relations strategy.
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USW local 8571, School Bus Drivers – Dorchester
Bostonians hit out at the Israeli assaults on the Palestinian Territories that began last week, and has reportedly claimed the lives of dozens of Palestinian civilians so far.
In a rally at Boston City Hall on Tuesday, state and local legislators, and pro-choice advocates, hit out at the recent US Supreme Court rulings, which struck major blows against the provision of women’s reproductive healthcare.
Minimum Wage – Statehouse
Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law on Thursday an act that will gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017. The current state minimum wage is $8 an hour and the first increase will take place on January 1, 2015, when the minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour.
SEIU 888 – Malden
"Local Edition" is our continuing series of bi-weekly local audio newscasts sponsored by Open Media Boston and the WMBR Radio News Department. This is number 17 in the series.
BOSTON – MBTA custodians and their hit out at the planned layoff of nearly 100 cleaning service workers from the public company later this year.
Around a thousand members and supporters of the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ staged a march in protest of the cuts from the Transportation Building in Boston on Saturday, followed by a rally on Boston Common.
Pride Parade, Boston
An estimated 25,000 people took part in Boston Pride parade on Saturday, the culmination of the Pride festival, which began on June 6. The parade was the 44th annual event to celebrate the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community in Boston, and push for greater equality for the community. Boston City Mayor Marty and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick led the parade as grand marshals.
BOSTON - Following the agreement reached in the Massachusetts House and Senate on Wednesday to raise the state’s minimum wage gradually to $11 an hour, union advocates continued calls for a minimum higher than that proposed by legislators.