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Unions unite around attorney general candidate Warren Tolman, but split in the governor’s race

Unions unite around attorney general candidate Warren Tolman, but split in the governor’s race

BOSTON – State treasurer Steve Grossman on Thursday stood in front of a rally of around 100 Logan Airport workers who were fighting to unionize and led the room in a chant. “We will win!” Grossman chanted, sounding more like a union organizer than a Democratic candidate for governor. “Si, se puede,” he repeated in… Read more »

Seven Things You Should Know About Our International President

Seven Things You Should Know About Our International President

D. Taylor, president of the hospitality workers’ union Unite Here, was in Boston recently for the organization’s convention, held every five years. While he was here, Taylor, 57, participated in a picket line in front of the Hilton DoubleTree Suites on the Charles River and talked to reporter Katie Johnston about the role of unions… Read more »

National Union Members Descend on DoubleTree for Protest

National Union Members Descend on DoubleTree for Protest

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston last Wednesday to advocate for the unionization of the hotel’s workers. Many on hand noted that the rally was by far the largest yet in support of the workers. The protesters included hotel employees, Harvard students, Cambridge city councillors, and hundreds of… Read more »

Sodexo Cafeteria Workers Regain Health Coverage

A giant food service company unexpectedly reversed course Thursday after bumping thousands of college cafeteria workers from its health plan earlier this year and pointing a finger at President Barack Obama’s overhaul. Sodexo’s experience could serve as a cautionary tale for other employers trying to pin benefit reductions on “Obamacare.” The company’s cutbacks fueled a… Read more »

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