Bakery Workers Rise Together: How to Support the Fired Hoff’s Employees

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By Colleen Koperek ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATED March 25, 2021 with a message from Allie Rojas, a community organizer at La Comunidad:  On Tuesday, March 9 we delivered the petition with over 400 signatures to Hoff's. We gave Vincent Fraturra a week (Tuesday, March 16) to respond to the workers requests to meet with them. We have yet to hear from Vincent. Workers…

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DSA in Office: Interview with Erika Uyterhoeven

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By Ricky Crano This interview has been lightly edited for clarity Ricky Crano (RC): So, you’ve just been elected to serve as a State Representative for the 27th Middlesex, covering much of Somerville. You brought up labor issues frequently throughout your campaign. Can you share why you care about the labor movement? Erika Uyterhoeven (EU): Great question! For me it starts…

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DSA in Office: Interview with JT Scott

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By Brian Zug This interview has been lightly edited for clarity Brian Zug (BZ): Would you give a brief description of your role as an elected official, and then compare that to your role as an activist and organizer? JT Scott (JTS): As City Councilor, I am an elected member of our legislative branch, accountable only to the 11,000 residents of…

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DSA in Office: Interview with Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler

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By Evan Fleischer This interview has been lightly edited for clarity Evan Fleischer (EF): First things first: how long have you been on the Cambridge City Council, and how long is your term? Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler (JSW): This is my first term on the Council. I was elected in November 2019 and started in January 2020, shortly before the pandemic started. The…

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Boston DSA and Worcester DSA Stand In Solidarity With Saint Vincent MNA Nurses

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By Joe Herosy Boston DSA, Worcester DSA, and Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) members joined the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) in Worcester on Monday to stand out for the healthcare workers at Saint Vincent Hospital.  Present were two members of the BDSA Labor Working Group who are also members of the MTA. It was great to see our comrades and the good…

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DSA in Office: Interview with Ben Ewen-Campen

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By Shayna Take This interview has been lightly edited for clarity Shayna Take (ST): You are a member of the Somerville City Council, ward three, and you’re on a few committees. Somerville is a pretty unique community and it looks like the City Council could have a leftist majority in this upcoming cycle: what would it mean to have a left-wing…

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