NO HONEYMOON FOR BIDEN: 1/20 PROTEST ON BOSTON COMMON, 4 PM

WRITTEN BY MATTHEW ANDREWS

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2021

Four years ago Boston saw massive protests against the incoming Trump administration. Tens of thousands of people joined together in the streets to defend immigrant rights, women’s rights, Muslims, and the credibility of science. Today we are counting down the days until we don’t have to see Trump in the daily news cycle anymore. But the mood in the streets is starkly uncelebratory.

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Worker organizing flyer

ORGANIZE YOUR WORKPLACE AGAINST COVID-19

Are you a frontline worker working right now without hazard pay or adequate protections?

Are you interested in organizing your workplace for dignity, respect, and racial equality?

Visit workerorganizing.org and we will connect you with workplace organizers to get you the support you need.

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Coming in September – Union Time

Boston area premiere – a new documentary film that tells the story of one of the greatest union victories of the 21st century.

“It’s Union Time, people!” — the rallying cry of workers at the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina. Since its opening in 1993, employees of the plant have endured various abuses such as intimidation tactics, low pay, and dangerous working conditions which resulted in bodily injury and, on one occasion, death. Often treated as expendable, the workers came together and engaged in a 16-year-long struggle for the right to unionize and receive safe, fair working conditions — and won.

September 2020

Location/Date to be announced

Sponsored by the Boston Labor Solidarity Committee

https://bostonlsc.wordpress.com/contact

To arrange your own film showing, visit https://www.videoproject.com/Union-Time.html

Who were the Knights of Labor?

Join us to learn what they did and how we can benefit from their ideas and activities in today’s working world!

Thursday, September 26 – 7:00 p.m.

Somerville Public Library

79 Highland Avenue, Somerville

The Knights of Labor, founded in 1869, was once the mainstream of organized labor in the U.S. By 1886 it had between 700,000 and a million members and engaged in significant acts of class struggle.

The Knights proclaimed a vision of a cooperative society and proposed to create bonds of solidarity embracing all workers regardless of race, sex, nationality, religion, occupation, or skill level.

Largely written out of history the Knights have much to teach us about class-wide solidarity and alternatives to exploitative capitalism.

Sponsored by the Boston Labor Solidarity Committee