Tufts Educational Daycare Center – Medford
Tufts Educational Daycare Center – Somerville/Medford
BOSTON/State House - A large rally in Boston on Tuesday continued protests against the Israeli invasion of the Palestinian Territories that began earlier this month, and has reportedly claimed the lives of hundreds, including dozens of Palestinian civilians.
Pro-Choice Massachusetts – State House
In a statement released last week, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts thanked Gov. Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Senate President Therese Murray, State Senator Harriette Chandler, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo for their efforts in filing the bill entitled, An Act to Promote Public Safety and Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities, which aims to address safety concerns that have arisen since the US Supreme Court struck down the Massachusetts buffer zone law.
Domestic Workers – State House
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the bill dubbed the "domestic workers’ bill of rights" on Wednesday. His assent to the bill follows a state senate endorsement of the bill last month, and will guarantee basic labor rights and government benefits for a wide range of home services workers. Massachusetts is the fourth state with similar legislation, along with New York, California, and Hawaii, and the act will impact around 60,000 domestic workers.
Gas Leaks – State House
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
Youth Justice and Power Union – Boston
The Youth Justice and Power Union staged a rally at Boston City Hall on Tuesday last week. In a rally dubbed a "youth unemployment fair," the group hit out at the lack of funding for youth jobs in the city, and called for greater resources to be made available for creating employment for young people.
BOSTON/State House - Joined by several sympathetic legislators at a State House briefing on Thursday, the union representing custodians who clean MBTA stations and trains took another step in their campaign to stop what they are calling disruptive job cuts this fall. The Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ – who represent nearly twenty thousand service workers throughout New England - believe contractors are poised to lay off almost a third of the T janitors beginning September first.
Massachusetts Nurses Association – State House