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 hadContinue reading “Stolen Wages Returned for 3 Hotel Workers, Highlighting Need To Fight Wage Theft”
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 2022Continue reading “Tufts RA Union Wins Big in NLRB Election”
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 blogContinue reading “Love and Solidarity Will Beat Far Right Attacks on Queer Spaces”
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 largestContinue reading “Rail Workers, Socialists Seek Right Track in Wake of Biden Sellout”
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 StreetContinue reading “#RedCupRebellion Shows Barista Militancy”
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 andContinue reading “HAVERHILL AND MALDEN EDUCATORS STRIKE AND WIN“
In a historic vote, graduate workers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute came out 96% in favor of forming the largest new bargaining unit won in a union election in Worcester in over a decade.
Concerns include a lack of needed staff and supplies, items possibly left inside patients, and at least three “never events” — serious medical errors that should never happen.
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 hasContinue reading “Opinion: 100 Years On, the TUEL Is a Strong Framework for DSA’s Labor Work“
Today members of Clark University Graduate Workers United (CUGWU-Teamsters) ratified their first contract, ending an indefinite strike.