Somerville, Mass. – Pedro sought a safer life. He traveled to Somerville from Chalantenango, El Salvador on foot, by bus, car, and in the back of a tractor-trailer truck.
Tufts Educational Daycare Center – Medford
Tufts Educational Daycare Center – Somerville/Medford
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
BOSTON/Financial District - The Campaign for a Debt-Free Future hit out at the growing levels of student debt in a rally outside the US Department of Education (DOE) in Boston on Friday.
BOSTON/State House - Calling on Gov. Deval Patrick to do more to address the issue of climate change, hundreds of students and young people left their classes as part of a demonstration in front of the State House on Monday.
Around 300 protesters from across the Bay State gathered to demand that the state divest from fossil fuels and fossil fuel-related infrastructure, and to highlight the growing threat from climate change.
BOSTON/Fenway - An officially recognized Northeastern University student organization, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), has been suspended by the Northeastern administration for a string of alleged violations of school policy regarding protests.
In a letter on Friday, the administration suspended the group until the end of the year, revoking SJP’s access to finances, campus space, and their right to organize.
BOSTON/State House - Calling on state legislators to reinvest in the Bay State’s public colleges and universities, students, faculty, and staff held an advocacy day at the State House on Wednesday.
Over 500 people packed the Gardner Auditorium to hear a union representative, and several students who shared their experiences of attending public institutions.
BOSTON/State House - The Boston Teachers Union called on lawmakers Tuesday to keep limits on the number of charter schools in the Bay State.
Addressing an audience at the State House, the union joined with members of the Boston Area Youth Organizing Project in support of the public school system over charter schools, which would rise in number if state caps are lifted.