Love and Solidarity Will Beat Far Right Attacks on Queer Spaces

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After a pitched scuffle to defend a drag queen story hour last month in Fall River left comrades injured but victorious, the Boston DSA is planning to show up in force in Fall River tomorrow to protect queer spaces from far-right attacks. This piece was originally published in the Boston Political Education Working Group's blog as "Step right up, come one…

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Rail Workers, Socialists Seek Right Track in Wake of Biden Sellout

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By Henry De Groot WORCESTER, MA — Dozens of railroad workers, socialists, union members, and community supporters rallied in front of Union Station on Tuesday, two weeks after Congress voted to impose a contract which rail workers had voted down. The rally was part of a national day of action called by SMART-TD, the largest rail union, and organized with the…

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#RedCupRebellion Shows Barista Militancy

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By Eli Gerzon #RedCupRebellion Strikes Profitable Promotion Day The #RedCupRebellion on November 17th was the largest action by Starbucks Workers United (SBWU) yet. Across the U.S., 114 stores went on strike - with solidarity actions in several other countries as well.  In Massachusetts 8 stores went on strike, with the Starbuck on Mt Auburn Street in Watertown emerging as the epicenter.…

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Haverhill educators show up in force at mayor's press conference to demand a fair contract.

HAVERHILL AND MALDEN EDUCATORS STRIKE AND WIN

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By Eli Gerzon Haverhill and Malden public school educators both went on strike on Monday, October 17 — the first time in decades that multiple educators’ unions have coordinated strikes in Massachusetts. Educators struck for one day in Malden and for four days in Haverhill, and union members in both districts secured new contracts and major wins. Reflecting on the strike,…

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Opinion: 100 Years On, the TUEL Is a Strong Framework for DSA’s Labor Work

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By Henry De Groot The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not represent the official position of Working Mass. DSA Emerges as a Force in Labor As the Democratic Socialists of America has grown into the country’s largest socialist organization in recent memory, its work in the labor movement has taken tremendous steps forward. Thousands of…

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Boston University Grad Workers Call for Voluntary Recognition

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By Henry De Groot and Shane Levett BOSTON — On October 11, the Boston University Graduate Workers Union (BUGWU) called on BU president Robert Brown to voluntarily recognize their union, indicating in a letter that a “growing majority” of BU’s over 3,000 graduate student workers have signed authorization cards. BUGWU is affiliated with SEIU Local 509. The union called on the…

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BU Graduate Workers Build Momentum on Union Drive

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By Eli Gerzon Boston - Last week, a lively crowd of a few hundred rallied on Marsh Plaza at Boston University in support of Boston University Graduate Workers United (BUGWU). The union went public this month and is now building up support in the lead-up to eventually filing for a vote to unionize. Speakers talked about how vital graduate student workers…

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