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By adamg - 1/26/23 - 10:27 am

A judge in bankruptcy court in Boston has ruled a manager at a Massachusetts marijuana dispensary can't take advantage of federal bankruptcy laws because marijuana remains illegal under federal court. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/23 - 12:48 pm

A Quincy psychiatrist fired by Mass General Brigham after it rejected his request for an exemption for Covid-19 shots on both medical and religious grounds is appealing a judge's ruling to toss his case. Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/22 - 10:42 pm

A videographer who was fired from his job working on WCVB's "Chronicle" show in 2021 for refusing Covid-19 shots has sued the station and the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance for his firing in November, 2021 and denial of unemployment benefits, saying the station refused his legitimate request for a religious exemption and that the state is also discriminating against him by refusing to pay him unemployment. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/22 - 10:16 pm

Michael Browder, Jr. today sued Boston for a minimum of $8,342,068 in damages for putting him on unpaid leave in October, 2021 after denying his request for a religious exemption from the city's requirement that employees get Covid-19 shots. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/22 - 2:00 pm

A Boston Police officer who is already part of a suit seeking millions of dollars in damages from Boston over its rescinded indoor vaccination requirements today filed a separate suit seeking at least another $2 million because the city fired him last month after rejecting his request for a religious exemption from Covid-19 vaccinations. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/22 - 1:17 pm

A former RN at Boston Medical Center is the latest to sue the hospital for firing her last October, saying her rights under the First Amendment and federal equal-opportunity laws were violated because she provided proof of religious reasons she shouldn't get the shots. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/22 - 11:43 am

A group of 20 employees at Beth Israel Deaconess and affiliated hospitals and health-care facilities say they were deprived of their religious, due-process and equal-protection rights when they were fired between November, 2021 and January, 2022 for their refusal to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/22 - 9:09 am
Starbucks workers on strike in Cleveland Circle

Strikers and supporters outside Cleveland Circle Starbucks. Photo by Saul Tannenbaum.

Workers at several Boston Starbucks walked off the job this morning as part of a nationwide strike, including: Cleveland Circle, 1304 Commonwealth Ave. and 217 Western Ave. in Brighton, 874 Commonwealth Ave. at BU and Federal Street downtown.

By adamg - 11/15/22 - 9:59 am

A Boston Medical Center staff nurse who believes Mother Nature doesn't want her getting shots or even taking medicines yesterday sued her former employer because it rejected her request for a religious exemption from Covid-19 shots and fired her last October. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/22 - 2:09 pm

A former staff nurse at Boston Medical Center who believes Covid-19 vaccines are an affront to her God-given immune system and were grown out of the remains of aborted fetuses today sued Boston Medical Center for firing her in October for refusing to get the shots. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/22 - 5:06 pm

A technician who helped administer EEG exams at Boston Children's Hospital today sued over her firing in December for refusing to get Covid-19 shots. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/22 - 4:12 pm

A registered nurse who belongs to a church that rejects all vaccines in favor of spinal adjustments and who says the antibodies she developed after contracting Covid-19 are far stronger than any "products advertised as COVID-19 vaccines" is suing Boston Medical Center for firing her last last year when she refused to get vaccinated. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 9:52 pm

The owners of the Simco's stands in Mattapan and Roslindale today acknowledged they paid 20 workers below even the federal minimum wage and refused to pay overtime, in a proposed settlement of a US Department of Labor complaint filed in US District Court in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/22 - 11:38 am

WFXT reports Wayfair is making the cuts due to declining sales. On its most recent quarterly sales call the company reported a loss for the second quarter of this year atop declines in both revenue and the number of "active" customers.

By adamg - 7/27/22 - 12:11 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a federal law that lets certain workers engaged in interstate commerce file class-action suits over pay disputes doesn't apply to GrubHub drivers who clicked their agreement to settle any disagreements in arbitration with the company. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/22 - 3:54 pm

City Feed Unite reports that workers at the two City Feed stores voted 20-10 yesterday to unionize, as members of the Boston Industrial Workers of the World.

By adamg - 6/9/22 - 2:56 pm

WBUR reports a worker died in a construction incident at 65 Northern Ave. in the Seaport around 6:30 this morning.

The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health reports the man died during "the unloading of street curbing material when the heavy blocks became loose and crushed him."

By adamg - 6/9/22 - 9:41 am

Brookline Police report a man working an overnight security shift at the Country Club in advance of the upcoming US Open, was found dead yesterday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/22 - 9:15 am

Workers at the Starbucks at 1948 Beacon St. in Brighton struck this morning after they say the shop's owners refused repeated requests to fix problems that finally cascaded into water coming out of ceiling lighting fixtures, streaming down "onto the floors, espresso machines, counter spaces and the partners themselves" for several hours yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 8:46 am

Negotiators for the town and the Brookline Educators Union reached a contract deal at 4:20 this morning, and school will be open first thing.

State Rep. Tommy Vitolo reports the deal runs through 2026 and "with improvements in pay and working conditions."

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