Work

By - 9/4/17 - 1:02 pm

WFXT reports on the picket line that started this morning on Tremont Street downtown.

By - 8/23/17 - 9:09 am

MassBudget is out with a report that finds 50.2% of the Massachusetts workforce has at least a bachelor's degree, compared to 35% nationally.

By - 7/16/17 - 3:03 pm

WCVB gets the statement from State Police about an incident at the Logan Hilton early this morning at which Tufts Medical Center claims locked-out nurses and supporters threw coffee at a bus taking replacement nurses to the hospital: State Police say nothing was thrown and the protesters quickly and willingly dispersed when troopers told them to because they didn't have a permit.

By - 7/11/17 - 1:05 pm

Associated Press reports the company is leasing space in a Fort Point building.

By - 5/16/17 - 12:46 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Boston may have to resume paying worker's comp to Brian Benoit, who suffered an incapacitating ankle injury while transporting a patient in 2011, a little more than a year before he was indicted for stealing painkillers and sedatives from vials in the backs of Boston EMS ambulances. Read more.

By - 2/21/17 - 8:06 am

Xconomy reports Boston (and New York) saw its weakest quarterly increase in tech jobs in five years in the last quarter of 2016.

By - 12/6/16 - 11:42 am

Somebody in Harvard Square (of course) is looking for an amanuensis:

Eccentric Harvard Square CEO of private equity/foundation seeks Tiro who has brains to burn and an ability to juggle projects around the globe. Oresteia a plus. Of course, you have outstanding communication skills (written oral)... and decline to understand number, case, and gender. ABD even better. Much flexibility for the right person (f/t, flex for family etc).

Send cv and salary requirements, in confidence...

p.s. If you know Faulty Towers, more Basil than Manuel (may he RIP).

By - 11/29/16 - 9:08 am
Minimum-wage protesters in Central Square

Central Square protesters. Photo by Andrew Farnitano.

Workers and supporting clergy and residents blocked Mass. Ave. outside the Central Square McDonald's around 6 a.m. this morning. in a protest calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Read more.

By - 11/28/16 - 7:47 pm

A federal judge in Boston today issued a temporary restraining order against W.B. Mason that requires it to rehire two drivers who claimed they were fired last year during a successful organizing effort by Teamsters Local 25 at the company's warehouse on Summer Street in South Boston. Read more.

By - 10/26/16 - 3:02 pm
Boston job mapping

MIT's Mobility Futures Collaborative, which is figuring out ways to promote bus rapid transit systems (think Silver Line, but more rapid), has used 2014 job data to map the locations and types of jobs in the Boston area.

Via Chris Devers.

By - 10/24/16 - 5:40 pm
Harvard students occupy Harvard builidng in support of striking workers

Carlos Aramayo shows us the scene inside 124 Mt. Auburn St. in Cambridge, home to Harvard's HR department. The Crimson has more.

By - 10/21/16 - 9:23 am

The Crimson interviews some of the small number of Harvard food-services workers who have gone back to work.

By - 10/14/16 - 9:20 am

Wonder if the researchers will look at the impact of paying workers a living wage on reducing poverty rates.

By - 9/30/16 - 9:38 pm

A union representing 13,000 Boston-area janitors and the organization representing local building owners reached a four-year contract deal tonight that will stave off a planned strike.

In a statement, the union, 32BJ SEIU, said: Read more.

By - 9/16/16 - 5:18 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the workers voted overwhelmingly to walk off the job in two weeks if their union and the university can't come to a contract agreement. Workers are seeking annual salaries of at least $35,000 and more affordable health insurance.

By - 8/23/16 - 4:21 pm

A federal railroad law passed in 1938 means the two railroads don't have to comply with a state law - passed by voters in 2014 - that requires Massachusetts employers to set aside paid sick leave for their workers. Read more.

By - 8/3/16 - 4:50 pm

Industries have a life cycle just like humans . Like a person’s childhood, teenage years, adulthood and golden years, industries have distinct life stages. A local example is the Nantucket whaling industry. Let’s review the lifecycle.

1659: Nantucket settled.

1752: Start up stage. Whaling voyages begin. The market for clean burning whale oil is small but growing. Industry profits are negative and large amounts of capital are required to build ships and train mariners.

1760-1789: Growth stage. In this stage capital requirements are still high, but sales grow rapidly and profits are positive.