[act-ma] Labor protests and Cuban film showing this week
Boston Militant Labor Forum
bostonmlf at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 18 06:09:31 PST 2014
There is no Militant Labor Forum this week but we invite you to participate in the labor protests and Cuban film showing that are taking place this week. Thank you.In Solidarity,Ted LeonardDirector, Militant Labor Forum
Action to End Our Pain: Support Workers at Harvard'sDoubletree Hotel
Thursday, November 20, 2014 -5:00pm
On Nov. 20th at 5pm at Harvard Square (Holyoke Center,next to Au Bon Pan), please join housekeepers from the Harvard University ownedDoubletree Hotel as they march to end high rates of work-related injuries andpain resulting from their work. The incidence rate for work-related injuryand illness for workers across all job classifications at Harvard’s hotelduring 2013 was 75% higher than the average for hotel and other accommodationworkers in Massachusetts during 2012—the most recent year for which thegovernment has reported data. For more information on health and safetyissues facing Doubletree housekeepers, please see the attached report.
In 2011, Harvard earned $22,5 million in income fromowning this hotel. ShouldHarvard be allowed to gain from the pain of these workers? Workersare courageously speaking up and standing up for their safety. Supportthem and march with them and their families on the 20th as they ask HarvardUniversity to play an active role in reviewing the safety of the housekeepersat their own hotel.
Fairness at Fairpoint
Thursday, November 20
15 Arlington Street
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOROUR STRIKING BROTHERS AND SISTERS AT FAIRPOINT
IBEW AND CWA STRIKERSARE HOLDING A RALLY AT A MEETING BEING HELD BY ANGELO GORDON APRIVATE EQUITY FIRM HEAVILY INVESTED IN FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS
ORGANIZED BY IBEWSYSTEM COUNCIL T6 AND CWA LOCALS
SOLIDARITY BEGINS WITHYOU!
Gloria Rolando’s Reembarque/Reshipment
CubanStudies Program / ARTS at DRCLAS Film Series
Friday,November 21, 2014, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
HarvardCGIS South, Belfer Case Study, S-020, 1730 Cambridge St.
“Reshipment" Film & Discussion
Followedby Q & A with the director
Reshipmentis a documentary film that builds on the memories of Haitians
andtheir descendants in Cuba to understand a chapter of the complex
economicand social history of the Caribbean
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