Today, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that McDonalds is a co-employer, along with its franchisers, of McDonald's workers. Throughout the efforts to organize and the Fight for $15, McDonald's has stated that they are not responsible for setting employees' wages, pointing the finger instead at franchise owners. Today's ruling will have huge implications for the campaign to organize fast food workers in Boston and across the country.
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In response to the humanitarian crisis that has left more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors ranging from 3 to 17 years-old alone at the US-Mexico border, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is helping accommodate the youth while they are being processed. This decision has been met with an outburst of hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric directed at these children and their families.
At Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, we applaud and stand by Governor Patrick's proposal to welcome and shelter 1,000 children to Massachusetts. We stand with our community partners, including Chelsea Collaborative and Lynn United for Change, in the struggle to help provide relief for these children and organize our immigrant communities.
If you would like to join the network of individuals and organizations offering support to these children and the communities that will now support them, take a moment to let us know how you’d like to get involved – we will connect you to actions and forums currently being planned to spread the word and build solidarity.
There is no better time than now to show our brothers and sisters in the immigrant community that we recognize their struggle is also ours.
"During the next year, I will be there are least five times for someone else's fight, as well as my own. If enough of us are there, we'll all start winning."