In her native Sri Lanka, Yoga Pasupathipillai was too poor to go to college, buy a home, or even get married.
Jan 13Boston Globe
Oct 09Boston Globe
We agree that “you should not put a dollar figure on what is right for student learning,” as Dot Joyce, spokeswoman for Mayor Menino, says in reference to the announcement of a proposed $261 million construction project to house two Boston schools (Page A1, Oct. 1). But does it depend on who foots the bill — the state or the City of Boston?
Sep 30Boston Globe
After seeing [Boston mayoral candidate] Marty Walsh repeatedly questioned about his ability to be both pro-labor and a mayor who can effectively negotiate with municipal employees (“Path carries Walsh closer to his dream,” Sept. 25), I felt compelled to rebut the notion that this is a contradiction.
Aug 28The Pump Handle
On July 5, James Baldasarre, a 45-year old a Medford, Massachusetts US Postal Service employee who had worked for USPS for 24 years, died from excessive heat. According to news reports, shortly before collapsing in the 95-degree heat, Baldasarre texted his wife to say, “I’m going to die out here today.
Co-authored by Tolle Graham, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health
The Pump Handle
Really? Industry group launches campaign against worker centers, low-wage workers
Posted by Kim Krisberg on August 16, 2013
Aug 09The New York Times
By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
Published: August 7, 2013
Wal-Mart Stores has agreed to a corporatewide settlement to improve safety conditions related to trash compactors and cleaning chemicals in more than 2,800 of its stores, the United States Department of Labor announced on Wednesday.
Aug 01The Boston Globe
A hearing officer with the National Labor Relations Board’s Boston office has recommended that all objections filed by Citizens League for Adult Special Services Inc. regarding an employee vote to unionize be overruled.
Jul 30Boston Globe Magazine
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Jul 28Cape Cod Times
Workers concerned they were exposed to asbestos while renovating a town building have asked state Attorney General Martha Coakley to investigate whether Barnstable officials allowed the work to continue despite knowing the carcinogenic material may have been present.