Beautiful Stuff Project; CHA nurses in contract fight Welcome to this ninth episode of the Weekly Wire—an audio roundup of highlights from this week’s articles in the Somerville Wire news service. Our headlines for May 28, 2021 are: THE BEAUTIFUL STUFF PROJECT PROVIDES TREASURE THROUGH PANDEMIC and SOMERVILLE NURSES FIGHT FOR FAIR CONTRACT. Reporter: Shira […]
THE HURRICANE CONTINUES
Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC 22) leads residents to an MH-60s Sea Hawk helicopter for evacuation following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released) The perils of being ‘foreign in a domestic sense’ All the instruments and […]
WAITING FOR RECIPROCITY
Nurses, teachers, other Puerto Ricans in Mass struggle to get professional licenses When Hurricane Maria devastated her area of Isabela, Puerto Rico, 52-year-old Brenda Trujillo traveled to Holyoke in search of a more stable life and employment. Trujillo has been a nurse for nearly 30 years, but since arriving on Nov 3 she has not […]
STRIKE. IRON. HOT.
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) demonstration with Joseph J. Ettor speaking from platform to striking barbers in Union Square, New York. (1913) You don’t need a union to take action for justice on the job July 18, 2017 BY JASON PRAMAS @JASONPRAMAS Last week 1,200 Tufts Medical Center nurses unionized with the Mass Nurses Association (MNA) called […]