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By adamg - 11/10/19 - 12:59 pm

No, we're not talking about fever dreams about high-speed rail between Basketballville and the Hub, but about the estimated 10,000 people who already commute from the western part of the state to jobs in the Boston area. MassLive.com interviews one guy who spends $230 a week in tolls and gas to commute from Springfield to downtown Boston - 25% of his take-home pay.

By adamg - 10/4/19 - 9:58 pm

WFXT reports National Grid has told that worker who blared his horn and yelled at a Belmont woman with Warren, pro-LGBTQ and national-park stickers on her car that his services are no longer needed.

By adamg - 9/26/19 - 5:15 pm

The city of Boston is looking to hire 11 "parking meter supervisors" to patrol city streets and municipal lots looking for vehicles that merit you issuing parking tickets or that need to be simply towed away, all while acting in a "courteous and professional manner" as you explain the law to people who are getting a ticket or watching their car be hooked up to a tow truck. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 10:04 am

Cambridge Day reports the Cambridge zoning board has agreed to enforce a limit on live entertainment at local pubs despite the fact that the limit is not actually incorporated in the city zoning code. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/19 - 4:19 pm

Workers at Wayfair, the online home-furnishings concern, are organizing a walkout tomorrow afternoon to protest the company's decision to keep selling furniture to a government contractor that runs detention camps along the border. The walkout is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., with organizers hoping to have workers converge on Copley Square to demand the company end the contract and give the profits it's already made on the sales to RAICES, an immigration support group in Texas.

By adamg - 6/12/19 - 12:04 pm

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that an American who worked as an administrative assistant in the Canadian consulate in Boston can try to convince a judge that the consulate should pay her for injuries she suffered in a fall there, in a case in which both the Canadian government and the US State Department were forced to consider the intricacies of Massachusetts workers compensation law. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/19 - 9:33 am
Rendering of proposed Flint Street farm

Rendering of proposed Flint Street farm from filing with BPDA.

The Urban Farming Institute of Boston is getting ready to break ground on quarter-acre farm on Flint Street in Mattapan, behind the Wave gas station. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/19 - 12:16 am
A single Stop & Shop picketer at 11:50 p.m. in South Boston

Roving UHub photographer George Carroll Jr. reports that at 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, in the cold and rain, he spotted Geoff Applegate maintaining a solo picket outside the Stop & Shop on East Broadway in South Boston. The store wasn't open to the public but, Applegate told Carroll, he was there in case the company tried making a delivery.

By adamg - 4/18/19 - 9:34 am

The Huntington News reports Northeastern University wants the National Labor Relations Board to rule that non-tenure-track professors are managers ineligible to unionize, no matter how poorly they might get paid.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 3:28 pm

After Christine Fontánez's video of Roy Bourque coming out of the North Andover Stop & Shop this morning started spreading, the former Bruins player responded: Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/19 - 1:21 pm
On strike at the Truman Parkway Stop & Shop

On strike on Truman Parkway in Hyde Park.

At 1 p.m., the United Food & Commercial Workers declared a strike against Stop & Shop across New England. As workers walked out of stores, managers, with nobody left to do any work except for Marty the Spill Finding Robot, shut the stores and associated gas stations. Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/19 - 11:04 pm

Local 12003 of the United Steelworkers posted tonight:

As of 10:15 PM tonight all picketing operations in Local 12003 and 12012-04 will cease immediately. Together both locals have reached a tentative agreement. There is a number of peripheral issues that will be resolved tomorrow. A follow up email will be sent out to all members with a Date, Location, and Time for a ratification meeting as soon as a hall is confirmed.

By adamg - 11/17/18 - 10:58 am

UPDATE: Union members approve contract.

Unite Here Local 26 holds a vote at the Hynes this afternoon on a possible contract reached with the Marriott chain for workers at seven Boston hotels.

Arisia convention being moved to non-Marriott hotel.

By adamg - 10/17/18 - 1:31 pm

The Boston City Council voted unanimously today to support 1,500 striking members of Unite Local 26 in their action against local Marriott hotels, which include the Westin and the Ritz-Carlton. Every councilor rose to voice support for the workers at what they said was one of the world's most profitable hotel chains, with a corporate "core values" statement that includes treating workers well.

By adamg - 10/5/18 - 6:33 pm
Union protesters at Ritz-Carlton

Craig Caplan took in the picket line outside the Ritz-Carlton where striking members of Unite Here protested the decision of their alleged union brothers on the Yankees to cross the line and stay there.

By adamg - 10/4/18 - 8:54 pm

Boston Magazine reports that the Yankees, up here for their first ALDS game, didn't let a picket line stop them from checking into the Ritz Carlton today, even though the players, at least, are all themselves union members.

By adamg - 9/12/18 - 8:07 pm

Unite Here Local 26 reports that workers at Boston Marriott hotels voted today to authorize the union's bargaining committee to call a strike. Read more.

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