Work

By - 12/9/13 - 6:52 pm

Updated.

A worker at a steel-fabrication plant in the Boston Harbor Shipyard was crushed to death tonight by "a piece of steel shaped like an arch weighing 12,000 pounds," according to the Boston Fire Department.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says the incident, around 6:15 p.m., appeared to be an accident. State Police and OSHA are investigating.

By - 11/21/13 - 8:24 am

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.

By - 10/7/13 - 7:17 am

InternHub is just what it sounds like, is a joint product of the Federal Reserve of Boston and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Via the Daily Free Press.

By - 10/3/13 - 9:59 pm

The famous non-profit organization is suffering at the (stage)hands of LocalOne.

See below for a couple of takes on the situation.

By - 8/29/13 - 4:28 pm

WGBH reports on the protests for better wages outside a number of outlets in the city today, including on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.

By - 7/23/13 - 11:51 am

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.

By - 5/22/13 - 8:26 am

HubSpot, which offers online marketing software from its offices in Kendall Square, today launched a referral program: Refer a software developer to them, and if they hire him or her, you get $30,000.

By - 3/21/13 - 12:01 pm

The Bay State Banner reports on the demise of the Roxbury Comprehensive Health Center this week.

By - 3/12/13 - 11:47 am

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 at commutes around 20 minutes or under.

By - 1/28/13 - 9:13 am

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, and New Wave - Young Boston Feminists.

Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet the friendly faces of the group that’s grown to over 2200 members, hosted 145+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our founding 6+ years ago.

Cost: $5-$20 collected at the door.

(every $10 includes a raffle ticket)

Complimentary appetizers will be provided.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. Anyone who's single and/or available is invited! Attendees are all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. Some just moved to Boston and others were born here. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

By - 1/25/13 - 12:01 pm

At least, in Boston. Just over the transom is a press release from Hizzona's office:

By - 1/21/13 - 7:54 pm

With Boston snowfall currently measured in microns, somebody has already put out a space saver on Juniper Street in Roxbury.

By - 1/5/13 - 10:39 am

Cambridge's Culture, which bills itself as "the word on cheese," is seeking an editor. Think you're gouda 'nough? At least five years' print experience required.

By - 12/10/12 - 2:39 pm
By - 9/25/12 - 8:23 am

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.

By - 9/22/12 - 6:17 pm

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.