Posts Tagged ‘Mayor’

Jan
2014
6

Boston Contractor’s Association Head Praises New Mayor Walsh’s “Sensible Unionism”

Boston Contractor's Association Head Praises New Mayor Walsh's
  For Boston’s new mayor Marty Walsh, a career as a union laborer and Building and Construction Trades Council head has been a double-edged sword.  It helped him shape his world view and ultimately win the election, but it has also left many with a preconceived notion of how he will handle city contracts and [&hellip...
Dec
2013
9

The Best Kind of Waterloo: Iowa Mayor Pledges Raise to Equalize Non-Union, Union Wages

  In a true ‘rising tide lifts all boats’ story, the mayor of Waterloo, Iowa is pushing a pay raise for all non-unionized city employees based on his desire to keep pace with union earnings.  Mayor Buck Clark’s decision comes months before the city’s unionized workforce is set to receive a 2.9 percent pay raise [&hellip...
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Nov
2013
14

Boston Media, Scot Lehigh Reveal Anti-Union Bias in Election Coverage

Boston Media, Scot Lehigh Reveal Anti-Union Bias in Election Coverage
  This is a cross-post from the Massachusetts Building and Construction Trades website, written by MBCTC President Frank Callahan… *** Last week, The Boston Globe published a provocative Scot Lehigh column, “Unions Need To Retire Tired Tropes,” in which he criticizes unions for objecting to the way they are portrayed in the media....
Nov
2013
6

Union Laborer Marty Walsh Elected Boston’s New Mayor

Union Laborer Marty Walsh Elected Boston's New Mayor
  Yesterday’s mayoral election in Boston may not have come down to who spent and organized the most, as most elections do. It may have come down to relatability.  Marty Walsh, the former union laborer who withstood cancer as a child and alcoholism in his 20’s, used his life story to show the voters of [&hellip...
Oct
2013
22

Boston Globe Columnist Defends Police Raises, Highlights Corporate Tax Break Double Standard

  A recent pay raise given to Boston’s policemen has become a hot issue in the city’s Mayoral race and has led to a wave of union bashing that paints labor-backed candidate Marty Walsh with brushstrokes of negativity.  But Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi rushed to Walsh’s aide in a recent column, “Why the...
Oct
2013
17

Unions Mobilizing in Boston Behind Mayoral Candidate Marty Walsh

  Union members are out in force to support Boston Mayoral candidate Marty Walsh in the general election, hoping to recreate the momentum that helped him win the primary.  Over 40,000 union members are registered to vote in Boston, making up 11 percent of the electorate.  With the race down to two candidates, Walsh and [&hellip...
Oct
2013
10

Bus Drivers’ Wildcat Strike in Boston Brings Labor Issues, Completeness of Marty Walsh’s Vision to the Fore

Bus Drivers' Wildcat Strike in Boston Brings Labor Issues, Completeness of Marty Walsh's Vision to the Fore
  Recent labor disputes in Boston have changed the public discussion surrounding the mayoral race and put candidate Marty Walsh’s experience as a labor leader in the spotlight.  City school bus drivers this week staged a one day “wildcat strike”, shocking parents and voters and making collective bargaining a hot topic.  Now, with the...
Aug
2013
13

Labor Favorite Marty Walsh in Dead Heat for Boston Mayor Spot

Labor Favorite Marty Walsh in Dead Heat for Boston Mayor Spot
  As the Boston mayoral race heats ahead of Labor Day, union favorite Martin “Marty” Walsh is one of the front-runners to succeed Tom Menino. Menino has been mayor since 1993.   Walsh, the former State Representative and President of the Boston Building Trades, has earned the endorsement of several unions including the Teamsters,...
Jun
2013
5

Framing “Fragmented” Union Endorsements in NYC Mayor’s Race As a Failure Is an Unfair Double Standard

Framing
  Articles are cropping up around New York which address the labor movement vis-a-vis the race to replace Michael Bloomberg as mayor. Many of these pieces seem to be reveling in the fact that the labor movement is not unified behind one candidate as if this somehow displays a weakness or poses a serious problem. [&hellip...