Coakley, Healey Pocketed Donations From Steward Executives As AGO Enabled Private Equity Looting Of Hospital Non-Profit

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As Steward Health Care Faces Acute Crisis, A Pattern of Favorable Regulatory Rulings and Large Campaign Contributions to the Attorney General’s Office Raises Optics Of Quid-Pro-Quo By Henry De Groot Steward Health Care in Crisis When Steward Health Care announced in early December that it would close New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton, Massachusetts in the spring of 2024, it was…

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Dining Workers Stage Walkout At Meta’s Cambridge Offices

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By Vanessa Bartlett and Oscar Strzalka Workers and community supporters picket outside of META's Cambridge offices. CAMBRIDGE, MA - About 30 cafeteria workers at Meta’s Cambridge offices staged a walkout on Friday, escalating their ongoing fight for a fair contract. The food service workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 26, have been working without a contract since Meta replaced their subcontractor…

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Historic Newton Teachers Strike Highlights Divided MA Democratic Party

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Newton Teachers Defeat Corporate Mayor After 11 Day Strike By Oriana R. and Henry De Groot “Jubilant” Newton Educators Return to Classroom NEWTON, MA - The strike of more than 2000 Newton Teachers Association (NTA) public school educators ended last Friday night with a tentative agreement, making it not only the largest, but now the longest teachers strike in recent Massachusetts…

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Hundreds Rally at Rep Clark’s Office as MA Unions Demand: “Ceasefire Now!”

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By Eli Gerzon and Henry De Groot MALDEN — More than 300 union members and community activists picketed outside the constituent offices of Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) on Wednesday evening, calling on her to endorse a ceasefire of the ongoing Israeli invasion of Gaza. Clark is the second most powerful Democrat in the House and has built her career as a…

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Members of DSA and other community members show their support for Starbucks Workers on Red Cup Day in November 2023

‘No Contract, No Coffee’: Starbucks Workers United Strike Hurt Holiday Sales

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By Vanessa Bartlett At the start of the holiday season, unionized Starbucks workers at hundreds of stores went on strike to demand that Starbucks sit down at the bargaining table with workers. Community members also mobilized to hand out fliers in front of non-union stores, encouraging customers to call Starbucks and share their support for workers.  Red Cup Day is an…

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UFCW 2023 Convention: My Experience Fighting for a More Democratic Union

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by Iris Scott The 9th UFCW International Convention was both infuriating and inspiring - that was my experience as a rank-and-file member serving as a delegate and pushing for reform within UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers International Union). The primary camps in opposition at the convention were the ironically named Members First uncontested slate fighting to maintain the status quo…

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Workers Unite at First Amazon Picket in Massachusetts 

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By Tarang Saluja and Eli Gerzon  Norwood, MA — On Saturday, July 8, between the early hours of 4 am to 8 am, Massachusetts saw its first Amazon picket. Teamsters and roughly 200 supporters from other unions and socialist organizations stood in solidarity to block about six tractor-trailers from entering the DCB4 Amazon warehouse in Norwood, Massachusetts. All tractor-trailer drivers chose to…

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OPINION: Despite Controversy, Rail Workers are Winning Paid Sick Leave

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By Paul Garver and Eli Gerzon DISCLAIMER: The entire Working Mass board appreciates the research and reporting that went into this important article and of course the big wins for rail workers across the US. However, some members of the board strongly disagree with some of the analysis in the article especially regarding the actions by members of Democratic Socialists of…

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