A legislative proposal would double the minimum wage for waiters and waitresses by 2016 after five years with no increase at all. That's an outrage, Mass. Restaurant Association says.
The famous non-profit organization is suffering at the (stage)hands of LocalOne.
See below for a couple of takes on the situation.
"Accepting Local 1's demand, Carnegie said in a statement, would 'divert significant funds away from the hall’s music education programs and into stagehand fees.'"
"This is a fight Carnegie Hall... Read more
WGBH reports on the protests for better wages outside a number of outlets in the city today, including on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.
The New York Times looks at the odds of somebody's kids heading up the economic ladder, finds that can still happen in places such as Boston, not so much in the South and the Rust Belt.
The Bay State Banner reports on the demise of the Roxbury Comprehensive Health Center this week.
Boston Magazine takes a look at some data on how we get to work:
While many Boston metro area commuters are near the national average of 25.4 minutes, some take far longer: Workers in Scituate and Norwell, for example, average more than 35 minutes, as do those living in Mattapan. Some neighborhoods in the Back Bay, Cambridge, and the Financial District, meanwhile, are looking... Read more
If so, then, boy, the state has a couple of jobs for you.
Happy Valentine's Day! Ready to meet some like-minded progressives? Then you'll want to join us for Dating While Progressive, a fun and welcoming singles party!
This Socializing for Justice event is co-hosted by the Boston chapter of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS-Boston), the Boston chapter of the New Leaders Council (NLC Boston), the Bisexual Resource Center, the Boston Queer Polyamorous Women's Group,... Read more
At least, in Boston. Just over the transom is a press release from Hizzona's office:
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the Boston economy has made a full recovery from the Great Recession. New data released by the Boston Redevelopment Authority in its 2013 Economy Report shows the unemployment rate in Boston has fallen steadily over the last two and a half years. The... Read more
With Boston snowfall currently measured in microns, somebody has already put out a space saver on Juniper Street in Roxbury.
UPDATE, 10:15 p.m. The city has closed the complaint, saying crews will go around collecting space-saving crap 48 hours after the snow stops. But wait just a second there! The city also announced there's no snow emergency. The last time we got snow,... Read more
Our own Suldog discusses his new employment status.
The Crimson reports waiters at the Harvard Faculty Club and Loeb House filed suit last week, alleging mandatory "gratuity" surcharges added to bills there never go to them. The suit comes as the Harvard Club, a private institution across the river, agreed to a $4 million settlement over the same issue.
This video shows members of SEIU 615, which represents roughly 14,000 janitors at Boston-area buildings, voting to authorize a strike if negotiations with management break down.