Getting onto the New Grid in Greater Boston

Maria Belén Power had never heard of a microgrid when the idea was proposed as a climate resiliency initiative for her city, Chelsea, a predominantly Hispanic community bordering the heavily [...]

#LetUsBreathe Tours: Taking Back Our Neighborhoods

Private companies are polluting and profiting off public land. The cost paid by our communities is too high. Governor Baker has allowed corporate polluters to treat our neighborhoods like toxic [...]

Unmasking Pioneer Institute and Governor Baker’s Privatization Agenda

On Tuesday, October 30th, we joined parents, teachers, and education advocates to unmask the Pioneer Institute’s efforts to profit off the privatization of public services — and in [...]

LYNN DAILY ITEM: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEST PART OF STATEWIDE #LETUSBREATHE TOUR

LYNN — Community activists took to Lynn Beach earlier this month to protest waterfront development as flooding continues to be a problem in the city. The Nov. 3 protest was part of a statewide [...]

Op-Ed: Wage Theft Should Be at the Top of Legislature’s Agenda

If you put in an honest day’s work, you should get an honest day’s pay. It’s that simple. The problem is, it’s not happening. Wage theft is occurring across the Commonwealth and dishonest [...]

OP-ED: We Need Child Care That Works for Working Families

Jamaica Plain families are breathing a collective sigh of relief that public schools reopened last week, after spending the summer scrambling to piece together childcare options that don’t break [...]

Hundreds Tell Beacon Bill: Stop Wage Theft Now

Hundreds of us marched on Beacon Hill last week with a clear message for lawmakers: No more victims. No more excuses. Stop wage theft now. “Every day there are 1,000 victims of the wage [...]

Bay State Banner: Coalition Seeks Solutions to Vexing Childcare Challenges

No parent should have to worry about being able to secure high-quality, affordable childcare, but all too often, they do. We recently co-sponsored a briefing for state lawmakers on the issue, [...]

LABOR GROUP KNOCKS TARR OVER WAGE THEFT BILL POSTPONEMENT

By Michael P. Norton STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 14, 2018…..Disappointed activists trying to mount a late-session push for a bill to crack down on employers who fail [...]

AD CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING TO PROMOTE WAGE THEFT BILL

Michael P. Norton State House News Service As the Senate gears up for a Thursday debate on the issue, proponents of legislation targeting “wage theft” by employers are launching an ad [...]