Social Workers – Dorchester
Cambridge, Mass. - An employee at the Harvard University Mail Services (HUMS) is claiming that management in her department is retaliating against her after she previously spoke out against alleged sexual harassment in her workplace.
Johany Pilar alleges that management is now “punishing” her due to the complaints she made against a colleague in 2012, and because she also claimed she was disciplined by management for making that initial complaint.
BOSTON - Workers who clean train and bus stations are concerned that changes to their service contract that go into effect this fall, could lead to significant layoffs.
Boston Jobs Coalition – Downtown Crossing
The Boston Jobs Coalition continued protests at the construction site of a new building at the historic Filene’s Basement in Downtown Boston on Monday last week. As previously reported by Open Media Boston, the coalition is critical of hiring practices for people of color and women at the site. They claim that the developer, Millennium Partners, has broken city hiring laws, and hasn’t contributed mandatory affordable housing payments.
Budget4All – Boylston St.
Harvard students and supporters hit out at the university’s management of plantations it owns near the Iberá wetlands in Argentina in a campus demonstration on Friday last week.
BOSTON/State House - The Mass. House of Representatives passed a new bill on Wednesday that would see the current state minimum wage of $8 an hour rise to $10.50 an hour by 2016.
Cambridge, Mass. – Several former staff members of the Kendall Hotel and the Mary Prentiss Inn are alleging that their employer knowingly failed to pay overtime wages owed to them.
Massachusetts Nurses Association – North Adams
Nurses picketed outside the North Adams Regional Hospital on Thursday following the abrupt closing of the facility by its owners at the end of last month. The nurses and their union, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, are calling for state action to save the hospital, and hundreds of unionized jobs.
BOSTON/Downtown Crossing – The luxury building developer Millennium Partners was slammed in a demonstration at Filene’s Basement in Downtown Boston on Monday for its claimed lack of adherence to local policy that sets hiring rates for city residents, people of color, and women.
Around 200 members and supporters of the Boston Jobs Coalition picketed the condominium development before moving onto Millennium’s office on Tremont St., calling on them to meet the Boston Residents Jobs Policy (BRJP) rules, and to make required affordable housing payments to the city.