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By adamg - 12/7/21 - 10:19 am

Mass General Brigham yesterday asked a judge to let them shield the identities of most of the members of its panels that decided which employees got religious or medical exemptions from Covid-19 shots because of what's happened to officials in other states who stood up for the vaccines and other anti-Covid-19 measures. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/21 - 3:26 pm

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer today rejected a request by a small group of Mass General Brigham employees to make the hospital system give them their jobs back while they fight in court to overturn a hospital requirement they get vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 6:24 pm

A small group of Mass General Brigham employees who were either fired or quit over their refusal to get vaccinated against Covid-19 have asked the US Supreme Court to order the hospital chain to let them back to work while they continue to pursue their suit over their terminations. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/21 - 9:41 pm

The Boston Newspaper Guild, which represents newsroom and advertising staffers, announced the deal tonight.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 9:17 pm

A federal jury yesterday awarded Donna Gavin, a lieutenant in the Boston Police Department, $2 million in lost wages and damages after agreeing that not only did her superior discriminate against her because of her gender, he retaliated against her after she filed a complaint with the state. Read more.

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By adamg - 11/4/21 - 11:34 am

A federal judge today rejected a request by more than 260 Mass General Brigham employees to block the hospital network from firing them tomorrow because they don't want to get a Covid-19 shot. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/21 - 11:13 am

The State Police Association of Massachusetts reports supervisors have told six troopers and six sergeants they are now on the verge of losing their jobs for refusing to get vaccinated against Covid-19:

By adamg - 10/17/21 - 6:32 pm

A group of employees at Mass General Brigham, the state's largest hospital concern, today asked a federal judge to block a requirement that they get vaccinated against Covid-19, saying it violates not just their religious freedom but their rights under federal disabilities law. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/21 - 11:10 am

Update: Judge rules against union.

A federal judge today continues to ponder a request by state corrections officers to order Charlie Baker to let them continue working without getting a Covid-19 shot even after his Oct. 17 deadline for state workers to show proof of vaccination. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/21 - 10:15 pm

WBZ Newsradio's Karyn Regal reports 812 of Boston's roughly 18,000 municipal workers are no longer drawing a paycheck because they won't get a shot or a weekly test.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 9:52 pm
Globe employees with signs

Photo by Greta Gaffin.

Members of the Boston Newspaper Guild, which represents the newsroom and advertising staff at the Globe, stood outside WBUR's auditorium at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul Street this evening as Globe CEO Linda Pizzuti Henry was inside speaking on a panel titled "Trailblazers: Women news leaders from Katherine Graham to today," led by NPR's Robin Young - who asked if she wanted to say anything about the guild's lack of a contract for three years now. Henry said the panel was not the place to discuss labor issues.

By adamg - 9/6/21 - 3:02 pm

On Sept. 6, 1886, Boston held its first Labor Day parade: Several thousand cigar makers, carpenters, painters, roofers, sheet-metal workers, mechanics, hat makers, newspaper pressmen and other workers started marching at 9:30 a.m. through Park Square and other parts of Boston Proper, ending up on Atlantic Avenue, where they boarded steamers for the ride to Downer Landing in Hingham - sort of the Salem Willows of its day - for a daylong picnic. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/21 - 11:45 am

A registered nurse pursued by an angry woman who tagged Children's Hospital in a Facebook rant after learning the nurse had gotten a job there can continue her suit against the hospital under a state law intended to protect victims of domestic violence and harassment, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/21 - 11:35 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a Canton country club that withheld a 10% "service charge" from workers at private events may have to hand the money over to the workers because, come on, anybody reading a contract with that phrase would assume the money is meant for tips. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 10:39 am

The Boston Carmen's Union, Local 589, vowed yesterday to fight any requirement to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination without something in return from the T. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/21 - 7:14 pm

While the Boston Teachers Union gave its immediate support to acting Mayor Kim Janey's impending vaccination mandate for city workers, Boston Firefighters Local 718 is saying tonight it may fight the order, not because it opposes vaccination but because the requirement represents a change in working conditions without any bargaining. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/21 - 3:09 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced today that the city will phase in a mandatory vaccination requirement for its 18,000 employees over the next two months. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/21 - 11:58 pm

The president of Boston Firefighters Local 718 says the union is willing to fight any city policy requiring employees to get Covid-19 shots - unless the city gives members some form of compensation. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 4:41 pm
Toppled crane at VFW Parkway

Gary, of the eponymous liquor store on VFW Parkway, reports nobody was hurt when a lift toppled over at a small residential development under construction next to the Shell station on VFW Parkway inbound in West Roxbury this afternoon. In addition to a news helicopter, the fallen lift attracted kids from the nearby Hynes Field.

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