08 June, 2007

June 8th Show

Listen to this week's show here. (hosts this week: Dave, Jeff and Josh)

What is Socialism?
Why are unions important?
Important unions in the history of the USA: Industrial Workers of the World and please check out a history site about the IWW.

Quincy Teachers Strike!
- let Mayor Phelan know how you feel!

Clear Channel Billboard workers On Strike!
Boston Public Library Unions:
*Friday, June 8, 2007
Support Your Librarians* from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.! Please join Boston Public Librarians and Jobs With Justice as we distribute informational leaflets outside the Boston Public Library Foundation Annual Gala. BPLPSA – CWA local 1333 has been in contract negotiations with the City of Boston and the Library for a year but the primary issues of staffing, salaries, and health care remain unresolved. We will gather at the corner of Boylston Street and Dartmouth Street at 6:00 p.m. and leafleting the event around the Boston Public Library until 10PM. For more information email saveourlibrarians@gmail.com .

Boston Gay Pride Parade
- Official website
- Ask Tell Act Coalition (against militarization and corporatization of the pride festivities)

Lawrence General Hostpital Nurses info picket Thursday, June 14th Noon.
*Support Lawrence General Nurses! *Join the Lawrence General Hospital nurses for an informational picket to appeal for safe staffing and a fair contract talks. Management has stalled over unsafe staffing, poor working conditions, wages and benefits. Informal picket from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Outside the entrance to the hospital (the corner of Marston St. And General St.). For more information contact the Mass Nurses Association www.mnarn.org .

Justice for Janitors - SEIU Local 615
*Thursday, June 14th, 2007**
**Justice for Janitors Campaign Kick Off Rallies! Stay tuned for rallies times and locations across the state! *March for a Fair Contract for Janitors in New England. This is the time to fight for better jobs, more benefits and respect!!!! Come lend your voice & energy for our future, for a stronger union! Marches start at 4:00pm Kendall 'T' station/State Street 'T' Station/Downtown Crossing by the SEIU Local 615—26 west st., 3rd floor—boston, ma 02111. Contact Ana Horton for more information:

please explain to us why there is nothing about this on the SEIU 615 website?

Iraqi Labor Leaders Speaking Tour:
*VOICES OF IRAQI WORKERS Solidarity Tour!* Hear directly from Iraqi trade unionists about the role that the labor movement is playing in working against privatization, for a fair oil law and creating a secular, progressive Iraq. Join Faleh Abood Umara, General Secretary, Southern Oil Company Union Iraq Federation of Oil Workers and Hashmeya Muhsin Hussein, President Electrical Utility Workers Union, Iraq Federation of Trade Unions (First woman to lead an Iraqi national union) at UMass Boston 6:00 pm, Wheatley Student Lounge, 4th floor. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Russ Davis 617-524-8778 russdavis@comcast.net .

Boston School Bus Drivers and their grievances.

Cochabamba Bolivia link to CWI article

New issue of Justice at SocialistAlternative.org

Soldiers of Solidarity: soldiersofsolidarity.com

California anti-war initiative: BBC article
No Vacation Nation
Harvard Security Guards: Info about their First Contract!
College costs rising worldwide
USA ranks last for Healthcare in "first world"
Sicko - new film by Michael Moore
The Nation on child care in the USA - USA not in top 20 of places to be a mother!
The G8 protests
MBTA bill in Mass. legislature
- MBTA debt is highest of public transit in the US!

Deval is in the Details:
Deval Patrick's financial statement: he is very rich.

Matt Geary for Boston City Councilor At-Large, 2007!
keep an eye out at boston.socialistalternative.org

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