Boston Teachers Union Reaches Tentative Agreement

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By Henry De Groot *7/15 - Article has been updated to clarify the rate of proposed pay increases. Tentative Agreement Announced at AFT Convention This morning, Boston Teachers Union (BTU) President Jessica Tang announced that the union had reached a tentative agreement with the City of Boston. BTU members have been working for 11 months without contract. A tentative agreement (TA)…

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Neo-Nazi March In Boston Shows Increasing Threat of Far-Right

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by Henry De Groot De Groot shows last weekend's fascist demonstration as part of serious escalation in fascist organizing around the US. He discusses the threat of fascism, the strategies and tactics required to defeat it, and the differences in ideology and class-basis between fascism and other far-right movements. Patriot Front Marches In Boston This past Saturday, around 100 members of…

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First Greater Boston Starbucks Unanimously Back Unionization

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By Henry De Groot BROOKLINE — On Monday, two Greater Boston Starbucks stores voted unanimously to unionize. The 1304 Commonwealth Ave Starbucks in Allston voted 11-0 to unionize. The ballots of an additional 5 shift managers were challenged by the company, but the margin was such that the National Labor Relations Board certified without counting these ballots. The Coolidge Corner store…

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Victory for Grad Workers, Left Unionists at MIT

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By Henry De Groot On Wednesday, graduate student workers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) voted 1785 to 912 in support of unionizing with the MIT Graduate Student Union (MITGSU-UE), an affiliate of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE).  The landslide victory overcame opposition from the university administration and set MIT graduate student workers on the…

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Opinion: Bhaskar is Wrong – The Left is Not In Purgatory

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By Henry De Groot Responding to Jacobin’s Bhaskar Sunkara, who writes in a February editorial that the socialist movement is stuck in purgatory, Henry De Groot contends that the last 10 years have been marked by incredible progress and that the socialist movement continues to take steps forward, even if we have work to do. This is the first part of…

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Uyterhoeven Only Candidate To Advance To Boston DSA Endorsement Vote

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Credit: Audrey Odom-Mabey https://unsplash.com/@octoberroses By Henry De Groot On Wednesday morning, the Boston DSA Electoral Working Group (EWG) announced the results of its candidate review. The EWG screens candidates and recommends them to the chapter to finalize an endorsement. A candidate forum will be held on Thursday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m., and the endorsement vote will take place at the…

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MNA nurses of St. Vincent Hospital vote to keep MNA union

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By Ri Banks and Jacquelyn On Monday February 28th, St. Vincent nurses voted overwhelmingly to keep their union and representation with Massachusetts Nurses Association. The 10-month St. Vincent nurses strike — the longest of its kind in Massachusetts history — came to an end in early January with a stunning victory for the workers. Raises, improved safety regulations, and a promise…

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