News

Labor Celebration

Comments ()
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Western Mass. Jobs With Justice is celebrating. It will hold a recognition ceremony at River Valley Market in Northampton on Saturday, April 6 at 9 a.m. to honor 17 Northampton employers who have pledged not to interfere with their employees’ right to organize should they wish to form a union. The drive to get businesses to sign the pledge, led by the Hampshire Workers’ Rights Committee of Springfield-based WMJWJ, has been supported by faith-based and student groups as well as labor organizations. It follows the Northampton Right to Organize resolution that passed the City Council unanimously last summer. Businesses signing on will get a decal (pictured) to put in their windows, and the Hampshire Workers group will continue its efforts to recruit more local businesses.•

Find it Here:
keyword:
search type:
search in:

« Previous   |   Next »
Print Email RSS feed

Scene Here: Outlook Farm Gang
The Wooden Spoon
Between The Lines: Back Where I Came From
There’s no place like home
From Farm to Freezer
Liquid nitrogen expands market for local farmers
Guest Column: Forget Ferguson
From Our Readers
Windy and Goliath
For one fired Walmart employee, the fight for workers’ rights has gotten personal
Traffic and Crime
Communities surrounding Springfield get hundreds of thousands of dollars to offset MGM impact