June 2007

CLU Rally June Pic 1On Tuesday, June 26th, BWA members joined Community Labor United in a Press Conference and Rally to demand that the Blackstone Private Equity Group gives back to the community through money and CORI friendly jobs. Blackstone Group is one of the wealthiest businesses in the world, and is the largest property owner in Boston. Blackstone earns billions of dollars by buying up land and businesses to sell them at a profit.

Summary of the Public Safety Act of 2007 *click to download*

The Public Safety Act of 2007 - H.B. #1416 (full text) *click to download*

The Public Safety Act of 2007 (House Bill #1416)

Youth Rally Pic 1

On Thursday, June 21, the United Youth and Youth Workers Alliance organized a rally in government center to demand more funding directed toward youth related employment. Since City Council’s cut in funding for such employment, a correlated rise in youth violence and homicides has been witnessed. Along with calling attention to this issue, the BWA joined other progressive organizations and young activists to commemorate those young Bostonians lost to the rise in violence.

June 21, 2007
2:30 am

12:30 - 2pm @ City Hall

Support the youth in demanding more $$ in the city budget for:

* youth summer jobs * youth year-long jobs * summer jobs for youth with CORI * grants for youth empowerment organizations * more city funded Street Workers *

CORI meeting June 14th

In attendance- Aaron, Terri, Blue, Hakim, Gene, Lynnea, Brecklyn, Art, Marie Williams, Maggie, Takia, Dru, Patrick (IWW of boston) Bob, Phil, Stanley

Announcements and Reportbacks:

BWA News Vol 1 Cover Pic*BWA News Vol 1 - June 2, 2007 (click here to download)*

Check out the Boston Workers Alliance’s first Newsletter, produced by the Media Committee. “BWA News” has pictures from the April 19th, March for Jobs & CORI Reform, an interview with a CORI Friendly Employer, our regular “CORI Story,” and the colum “Ask Chuck.”

June 13, 2007
10:00 amto1:00 pm

On Wednesday, June 13th, the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hold a public hearing to receive testimony on HB1782.


HB 1782 prohibits employment discrimination based solely on a CORI.   While this is not the big CORI Hearing that we are asking everyone to attend, the hearing this Wednesday is very important.

June 7, 2007
5:00 pmto7:00 pm



June 2, 2007
12:00 pmto3:00 pm

If you’re unemployed, working temp jobs, can’t get a job because of your CORI, or just sick and tired of being “sick & tired” - be seen & be heard.

Saturday, June 2nd
Dudley Library Auditorium