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Markey drafts resolution to reverse FCC on Net Neutrality

Markey drafts resolution to reverse FCC on Net Neutrality

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) drafted a Congressional Review Act resolution to reverse the FCC decision to repeal Net neutrality. Congressional Democrats and proponents of an open Internet plan to fight the FCC decision. “We will fight the FCC’s decisions in the courts, and we will fight it in the halls of […]

Labor blames Verizon strike for weak job growth numbers in May

Video Courtesy Reuters The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday reported that the country’s labor market added a mere 38,000 jobs in nonfarm payroll employment in May, down from 123,000 (adjusted) in April. Labor (BLS) attributed some of the weakness in numbers to striking Verizon communications workers who took to the picket lines in […]

Verizon union workers prevail; jobs, retail contracts gained stateside

Verizon union workers prevail; jobs, retail contracts gained stateside

Verizon union workers are headed back to work on Wednesday having stood their ground in a 45 day old strike and negotiating a new contract in principle with the communications giant. “This contract is a victory for working families across the country and an affirmation of the power of working people.” – Chris Shelton, President […]

Boston bringing BYOB back to the city

Boston bringing BYOB back to the city

BOSTON, MA – Mayor Marty Walsh’s office announced on Friday that “Bring Your Own Bottle” (aka Bring your own Booze) is coming back to the city. In a press release, the Mayor’s office revealed that the City of Boston’s Licensing Board unanimously voted on Thursday to amend their rules and regulations to allow BYOB in Boston. […]

Verizon East Coast workers go on strike, picket lines manned

Verizon East Coast workers go on strike, picket lines manned

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union on Wednesday announced the intention of 40,000 Verizon East Coast workers to strike. Joined by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the announcement came after 10 months of negotiations with Verizon Communications, Inc. failed to result in a fair contract. Workers from Massachusetts to Virginia […]

Sanders supports striking Verizon workers, decries corporate profiteering

Video Courtesy Bernie Sanders 2016/Youtube NEW YORK, NY – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) supported the more than 40,000 Verizon communications, technical and wire line workers who voted to strike against the corporate giant on Wednesday morning. Sanders openly backed the union workers, members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA)and International Brotherhood of Electrical […]

Rhode Islanders Raise a Pint, Welcome Narragansett Brewery Home

Curt Gowdy, an NBC Sports newscaster and voice of the Boston Red Sox for 15 seasons, introduces the 1950’s Narragansett Beer Jingle written for Red Sox baseball. The jingle and slogan “Hi neighbor” stuck and the slogan remains in use today. Video courtesy Narragansett Beer PAWTUCKET, RI – Narragansett Beer on Monday announced that it […]