People have been discussing Ballot Question 1 (Nurse-Patient Assignment Limits). This weekend I shared with my daughter Maya, a new voter, how I make decisions on ballot questions, and I figured I'd share with others too, using Q1 as an example. (Feel free to take or leave, or pass along if you find it useful.)Read More
Tech workers in Boston are in solidarity with hotel workers on strike! Make sure to follow Boston Tech Workers for Justice to follow tech workers taking action against corporate greed. And make sure to support UNITE HERE Local 26 hotel workers on strike!
Join Us for the Next Meeting at 6:30 PM on November 1 at JWJ 375 Centre Street, JP
Victory for UMASS Lowell Adjunct Faculty! They have reached tentative agreement with the University on all articles - there is power in the Union! Ratification Vote coming soon!Read More
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice!
Published by Lily Huang · October 27 at 12:09 PM ·
Lily, Co-Director of Mass. Jobs with Justice, wrote a LTE on why she is encouraging her neighbors to vote #Yeson1 #SafePatientLimits. Check it out
Stop corporate greed! Hospital administration has dumped $18 million on their anti-union and anti-worker campaign to intimidate nurses, staff and patients to stop question 1. But we're voting #Yeson1 with working people! Join us and vote #Yeson1 for #SafePatientLimits with Massachusetts Jobs with Justice!, Massachusetts Nurses Association, Safe Patient Limits Save Lives!
This year, despite attacks from all sides, working people in Massachusetts are still fighting back… and still winning!Read More
Mariah Tangney (UMass Medical Center Memorial Campus) It both angers and saddens me to see this sign outside of my place of work. A place where (on most days) I look forward to coming to. While management might not agree on setting safe patient limits, I can ASSURE YOU that a large majority of the floor nurses, the nurses who take care of both you and your family members, are voting YES ON ONE for safe patient limits. #voteyesonone Safe Patient Limits Save Lives
The corporate agenda is not working for us. That’s why this November, we’re fighting for the People’s Agenda! We need a YES vote on ballot questions 1, 2, and 3 to ensure working people feel safe & healthy in their communities. Here’s how you can get involved…Read More
The great thing about the story of our ballot is that we are the ones who write the ending. The corporations may have their agenda, but we, the people, have an agenda too. By casting a YES vote on all three ballot initiatives, you can join with other working people in saying that we’ve had enough of exploitation and discrimination. You can write an ending to this election cycle that will make our hospitals better, our democracy more democratic, and our trans siblings safer in their communities. And together we can do it without waiting on politicians for the change we need now.Read More
SEIU Local 509 members at CLASS Inc. are fighting for a fair contract to improve the care of people with disabilities in our communities.
Low wages and high turnover make it extremely difficult to serve individuals at CLASS. The fight for a strong contract is about worker justice and building a stronger community.
And that's why direct care workers at CLASS are set to strike on Monday, July 9th.
From the border to Boston and all over the country, families are being torn apart by a government that criminalizes, detains, and deports them. Recently, the Trump administration escalated its racist attacks on immigrants by separating children from their parents at the border and putting them in cages. After public outcry, their “solution” was to keep families together... in detention centers. Jailing families is not a solution.
Here in Massachusetts, we’re calling on elected officials to protect community members by passing basic protections included in our state budget: YES to due process for detained immigrants, NO to local police acting as ICE agents and asking about immigration status.
Join us on for a march & rally in Springfield or Boston on June 30th at 11 a.m. as part of a National Day of Action to stand against family separation.
Yesterday, the US Supreme Court released their decision on the case of Janus vs. AFSCME. In this ruling, they had the chance to side with working people and reaffirm our right to organize for dignity on the job.But the “Justices” who make up the court did not deliver justice.Read More
Right now senators and representatives at the Massachusetts State House are considering changing or eliminating the time-and-a-half pay that retail and grocery workers receive on Sundays and holidays. Around $300,000 workers would be affected. This is legislative wage theft -- taking money from the pockets of working people just to cater to corporate interests. The Senate President and Speaker of the House need to hear from you! Please make two quick phone calls to help protect time-and-a-half pay.Read More
I’ve been thinking about these things because I’m struck by how the news of Mt. Ida seems to once again isolate UMass Boston, a university struggling with unsustainable debt, as an institution with no future. We are a campus that serves the public. We are a campus that gives opportunity to the poor, the working class. We are a campus that understands intimately the links between race and class, the persistence and legacies of racism, and we understand this not because it’s something that is taught in our classes – though it is, and it should be – but because our community, our majority-minority students, bring these experiences into the classroom. We are a campus that is rich in opportunity and experience but poor in resources.Read More
From layoffs to budget cuts to tuition and fee hikes, workers, students, and staff at UMass Boston are under attack! To add insult to injury, while UMass is buried in debt and its infrastructure is literally crumbling, UMass Amherst just announced that they will be purchasing Mt. Ida College's Newton campus as a satellite location for students completing internships in Boston.
Here's how you can get involved in the fight back!Read More