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, [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

OP-ED: Time for Mass. to give working mothers a break

In a recent Patriot Ledger op-ed, early education teacher Beth Fauteux and CLU’s senior researcher Nicole Rodriguez discuss how the state legislature can support working mothers and their [...]

CLU’s Lindsay McCluskey in Conversation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

CLU’s Lindsay McCluskey in Conversation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. This week CLU’s senior organizer Lindsay McCluskey sat down with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to discuss how [...]

Shedding light on short-term rentals in Chinatown

A recent article in Pacific Standard examined the impact of short-term rentals, like Airbnb, on Boston’s Chinatown. The recent boom of short-term rentals in the neighborhood have displaced [...]

OP-ED: With more control, communities choose clean energy

In an op-ed published earlier this month in CommonWealth Magazine, our executive director, Darlene Lombos discussed how Community Choice Energy is allowing communities in our state to choose [...]