I. State Street Bank Protest - Report Back
On Wed, May 16, BWA joined our MassUniting partners to take over the
State Street Bank’s Annual Shareholders Meeting. State Street is
responsible for dodging corporate taxes, investing in private prisons,
defrauding pensions and outsourcing American jobs. We bought over 50
shares and had our members attend the meeting as legitimate
stakeholders. Once the meeting started, teams of protestors
interrupted the proceedings and demanded changes to State Street
Bank’s practices. As protestors were escorted out of the meeting,
they joined a crowd of supporters outside who held a “public trial”
for State Street Corp, finding them guilty of major “corporate
II. RoxVote Coalition Event
Please join Madison Park Development Corporation and other members of
the RoxVote Coalition for an afternoon of civic education, engagement,
and empowerment this coming Monday, May 21st from 4 - 6 PM at
Hibernian Hall. Help us ensure that Roxbury will be ready for and well
represented in the 2012 elections! Hear from keynote speaker Malia
Lazu, founder of MassVote, and a panel of community leaders who will
inspire us to take action together in the upcoming election season -
All are welcome to attend this free, non-partisan event. Refreshments
will be served. Please the announcement below for more details, RSVP
and spread the word on facebook, or contact Hasib with any questions
at 617.849.6321, [email protected]. We hope to see you there!
Madison park Development Corp | 184 Dudley Street, Suite 102 | Roxbury, MA 02119
III. Justice for Janitors Rally: May 24th, 4pm, 31 St. James in the Back Bay
On May 11th, 20 members of the SEIU Local 615 that clean the Park
Square Building at 31 St. James in the Back Bay lost their jobs
because the owner of the building decided to displace the union
cleaning company with a non-union, low-wage company.
Over a hundred activists and union members took to the streets, but
the building owner, Capital Properties, a New-York based company,
would not budge on their decision. Many members, like Claudia Chavez,
have been working at 31 St. James for nearly a decade, if not more.
Most of these displaced workers are women and have children they need
As members and allies of Local 615 fight all summer long for a
full-time work and respect and dignity in the cleaning industry, we
must let building owners like Capital Properties know that their
decisions hurt our economy and our families.
Join us on Thursday, May 24th to demand that Capital Properties bring
back union work.
4PM – 6PM
31 St. James Street in the Back Bay.