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Action Alert from the Greater Boston Labor Council

Call to Action: Solidarity Needed as Verizon Contract Set to Expire Amid Tough Negotiations

IBEW Local 2222 along with other locals of Verizon workers throughout New England are calling on union members and allies to turn out for a rally on the day before their contract, covering 40,000 Verizon workers, is set to expire. This comes amid another tough round of contract negotiations with Verizon, which may lead to a showdown on August 1st. Stand with workers at Verizon and against Verizon's corporate greed:

Thursday, July 30

6:00 PM

Read more: Stand with Verizon Workers at July 30 Contract Expiration Rally

Earned Sick TimeEmployee NoticeEffective July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time law went into effect.

You can read all about the Earned Sick Time law on the MA Attorney General's dedicated page or download the final version here (pdf).

For more information, please contact the Union hall.

Download and post notice of the law at your workplace.


The outlook looks grim for the future of Greece as the EuroSummit forced the country to accept a punishing deal, worse than they were offered three weeks earlier!

Read more: Greeks forced to accept worse deal than before

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Robert Reich for MoveOn.org

Greece is all over the news this week—but how come so few people are talking about Wall Street's role in creating the crisis, or what people like us can do to change the outcome?

Let's talk about it—and do something about it.

Read on to see how I see it. Once you've read this, please chip in to help MoveOn launch an emergency global campaign for progress, not austerity.

People seem to forget that the Greek debt crisis—which is becoming a European and even possibly a world economic crisis—grew out of a deal with Goldman Sachs, engineered by Goldman's Lloyd Blankfein.

Read more: Help Expose Wall Street role in Greek crisis


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