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Good jobs without a degree? Boston’s $3 million test

Graduates who are hired at unionized hotels – nearly 6 in 10 in the Boston area – typically start on $18 or more an hour, nearly double the state $10 minimum wage, plus union benefits that include family health plans and housing loans.

We’re talking about an industry that’s incredibly profitable. It’s expanding and investing here. Well, you’re coming to Boston. Let’s see you share the wealth,” he says.

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Boston City Council President Wu Stands with Harvard Club of Boston Employees

Thank you Harvard alumni and Boston City Council President Michelle Wu for standing with employees of the Harvard Club of Boston last week.

Harvard and Ivy League alumni are needed to show support for workers who serve alumni at the Club. Sign today.

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Boston City Council President Michelle Wu stands with Harvard Club of Boston employees Juan Carlos Galdamez, Vidal Arevelo, Julio Rodriquez, and Manuel Lazo.

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Religious & civic leaders: “End intimidation & surveillance at Wyndham Boston hotel”

Workers at the Wyndham hotel located across the street from Massachusetts General Hospital have been public with demands for stronger protection while cleaning rooms used by hospital patients.

The hotel settled with the National Labor Relations Board in December over worker complaints they’d faced surveillance and were offered money and benefits to stop organizing.

Rabbi Barbara Penzner of the Temple Hillel B’nai Torah synagogue, Father Philip C. Jacobs, and a representative of Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley returned to the Boston Wyndham hotel Thursday to speak with management about these concerns.

The hotel also faces proposed fines of $12,000 from OSHA for alleged violations related to worker safety.

The hotel is owned by Felcor, a Houston, Texas-based real estate investment trust. IMG_3572