BOSTON/Government Center - A coalition of over 30 religious and community organizations held a rally Tuesday calling for an end to raids, mass arrests and deportation of thousands of undocumented immigrants around the nation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. About 250 people participated in the event - which was coordinated by members of the Arlington Street Church Unitarian Universalist.
Faith Leaders Demand a Moratorium on ICE Raids at City Hall Rally
Security Officers Hold 9/11 Memorial, Highlight Need for Unionization
BOSTON/Government Center - About 30 unionized security officers and community allies gathered at 1 Washington Mall next to Boston City Hall yesterday for a short memorial event for fellow security officers killed in the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001.
Latino Workers Launch Campaign Against Labor Abuse; Call for Apology from Local Restaurants
BOSTON/Government Center - Workers contracted to clean and maintain several well known restaurants in the greater Boston area are accusing their employers of withholding wages, refusing to pay overtime, and other violations of state and federal labor laws.
City Hall Plaza Rally Denounces ICE Raids, Demands Fair Immigration Policies
BOSTON/Government Center - Over 150 advocates from immigrants rights organizations, unions, religious groups and allies held a rally at City Hall Plaza on Wednesday to demand fair immigration policies and denounce the ongoing raids against immigrant communities by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
Coke-Free Boston? City Council to Decide
BOSTON/Government Center - Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner introduced a resolution to “declare that Boston, Massachusetts is a "Coke Free" city” and asks the city administration not to serve Coca-Cola products. Underlying the resolution is a show of solidarity with Colombian workers.
Health Insurance Industry Challenged to Debate Best Way to Control Costs and Improve Quality
BOSTON/Government Center - Protesters gathered at the offices of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans in downtown Boston to protest waste and abuse by private health insurance companies and challenge health insurance industry leaders to a debate about the future of reform in Massachusetts.
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