St. Vincent Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement as Strike Nears 300 Days

By Cory Bisbee WORCESTER — Early Friday night, the Massachusetts Nurses Association announced a tentative agreement had been reached with Tenet Healthcare Corporation to end the nine-month nurses strike at St. Vincent Hospital. Pending ratification by the union’s membership at the hospital, the agreement provides safe staffing improvements and guarantees all nurses the right toContinue reading “St. Vincent Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement as Strike Nears 300 Days”

Opinion: What Is DSA’s Role in a Broader Progressive Movement? A Response to Matt Miller’s “Lydia Edwards Doesn’t Deserve Socialists’ Energy”

By Beth Huang The views expressed in this article are the author’s own, and do not represent the official position of Boston DSA, its working groups, National DSA, or the National Political Committee. I am responding to Boston DSA member and nationally elected leader Matt Miller’s provocative statement that socialists should not spend their timeContinue reading “Opinion: What Is DSA’s Role in a Broader Progressive Movement? A Response to Matt Miller’s “Lydia Edwards Doesn’t Deserve Socialists’ Energy””

Opinion: Lydia Edwards Doesn’t Deserve Socialists’ Energy

By Matt Miller The views expressed in this article are the author’s own, and do not represent the official position of Boston DSA, its working groups, National DSA, or the National Political Committee. Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards is running for Joseph Boncore’s vacated State Senate seat in a December 14th special election. The FirstContinue reading “Opinion: Lydia Edwards Doesn’t Deserve Socialists’ Energy”

Confessions of a Liquor Store Clerk

By Conrad Codder In a small town a liquor store is more than a place to get booze, cigarettes and lottery tickets. It becomes that impromptu place where locals gather to catch up on news, engage in more than a little gossip and commiserate about their lives. In some cases this may be their onlyContinue reading “Confessions of a Liquor Store Clerk”

Defeat For Boston Old Guard as Progressives, Socialists Make Gains in Historic Election

By Henry De Groot *The views expressed in the article do not represent the official position of the Boston DSA* Broad Mandate For A New Boston As national media observers have recognized, last week’s election was a big win for the progressive movement, as Michelle Wu swept the mayoral race and a slate of DSAContinue reading “Defeat For Boston Old Guard as Progressives, Socialists Make Gains in Historic Election”

Emerson College Workers Fight For Fair Pay

By Binx Perino Two years of labor organizing started in the Service Employees International Union Local 888 office on Tremont Street, when John Albert-Moseley and Anna Feder walked in to unionize the staff workers at Emerson College. John had emergency surgery shortly after being hired by the College and didn’t have the sick hours toContinue reading “Emerson College Workers Fight For Fair Pay”

Opinion: HB1094 Is Our Best Weapon Against Uber’s Assault on Worker Rights

By Henry De Groot Big Gig’s tidal wave of propaganda is coming to Massachusetts.  Do you remember when Michael Bloomberg’s radio and TV ads flooded the airwaves? As a presidential candidate in the 2020 Democratic primary, Bloomberg spent around $1 billion dollars—or $3 per U.S. resident—on his campaign. It seemed like his ads—on TV, radio,Continue reading “Opinion: HB1094 Is Our Best Weapon Against Uber’s Assault on Worker Rights”

MNA Healthcare Workers Strike For Fair First Contract With Boston VNA

By Danish Kidwai Amid prolonged negotiations for their first union contract, the 39 healthcare professionals (HCPs) at Visiting Nurse Associates Care (VNA Care) of Boston just concluded a seven day strike that interrupted home care for hundreds of patients in the greater Boston area. The HCPs at VNA Care of Boston offer countless services forContinue reading “MNA Healthcare Workers Strike For Fair First Contract With Boston VNA”

Tenet’s Dismay : Another Strike Enters the Fray.

By Ariel Banks Dragging the negotiations on by giving little more than crumbs, Tenet’s likely strategy of waiting out the nurses pandemic unemployment might be backfiring…and not just for Tenet. On the Battleground in Worcester, MA Back to back talks occurred last Thursday and Friday between the nurses, MNA and Tenet. The first of which,Continue reading “Tenet’s Dismay : Another Strike Enters the Fray.”

Public Hearing Highlights Unemployment Reform Needs at State Level

By Molly Kivi On the importance of unemployment insurance–and how an upcoming public hearing could elevate the need for reform, to the benefit of workers and communities statewide. On July 22nd at 5pm the Commission to Study Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Solvency will hold a public hearing about the importance of safeguarding Massachusetts workers’ accessContinue reading “Public Hearing Highlights Unemployment Reform Needs at State Level”