OSHA is investigating a Boston hotel after staff claims they were forced to regularly deal with bodily fluids and medical waste without proper equipment or training.
Our President Brian Lang has been appointed by Governor Baker to serve on the MassDOT Board, which oversees the MBTA. From the Governor’s release:
After a harsh winter that impaired the MBTA and disrupted public transportation for commuters, Governor Baker appointed a special panel of transportation leaders to take a deep dive into the structural problems with the T and deliver recommendations for short and long term plans to improve our transit system.
Boston Globe article here.
Governor Baker’s press release here.
THERE IS arguably no path to middle-class life in Boston more swift and secure than a job in a big hotel. But if you’re a member of Unite Here Local 26, the union that covers more than half of the hotel workers in Boston and Cambridge, the pay and benefits are striking:
Workers at the Harvard-owned DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge in Allston announced Saturday they have won a union. Workers joined UNITE HERE Local 26, Boston’s hotel workers union, ending a more than 2-year public fight and boycott.
After a high-profile, two-year effort to organize workers at the Hilton DoubleTree Suites hotel, involving a boycott, a sharply divided workforce, and an appeal to “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg, a majority of employees voted Friday to form a union.