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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Protests Greet South Korea’s Union-Busting President in Boston and Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE – South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, a union buster, warmonger, and avowed “anti-feminist,” was met with a series of protests in Massachusetts on Friday. Here on a six-day state visit to the United States, earlier in the week, Yoon had charmed Washington by serenading President Joe Biden with a rendition of Don McLean's “American Pie.” Yet Yoon sings a different…

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Report Back: Maine DSA 2023 Convention

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By Maine DSA Communications Committee Originally published in Pine & Roses, a project of the Maine DSA. On the weekend of January 21-22, Maine DSA held its first of two semi-annual conventions for 2023. Over the course of a chapter convention weekend, members gather both in-person and online for workshops on a range of topics, as well as business meetings where resolutions and amendments…

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Stolen Wages Returned for 3 Hotel Workers, Highlighting Need To Fight Wage Theft

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By Paul Garver Metrowest Worker Center Recovers Wages for 3 Hotel Workers Wakefield, MA — On December 20th, workers and supporters demanded managers pay back wages when they made a surprise visit at the Five Points Marriott Hotel in Wakefield. The action got results: three days later, three Brazilian immigrant workers confirmed that they had received their paychecks. It's estimated $800…

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Tufts RA Union Wins Big in NLRB Election

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By Oriana R. Medford, MA  - Undergraduate resident assistants at Tufts University voted to unionize on December 14, 2022 after a semester of organizing, certifying United Labor of Tufts Resident Assistants (ULTRA) as the bargaining representative of all Tufts RAs. Years of complaints and inaction from the university came to a head during Fall 2022 RA training. Working conditions had become…

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