By Josh Block on June 28, 2017
“With just one severe storm – one major flood – the Providence River and surrounding communities could be inundated with toxic substances, yet Shell has done nothing to safeguard us from this fate. It’s time they be held accountable for this grave inaction.”
Posted in Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Providence, Rhode Island | Tagged Bradley Campbell, Clean Water Act, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, CWA, Hurricane Katrina, Port of Providence, Providence Harbor, Providence River, Providence Terminal, RCRA, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Shell | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 29, 2017
“What could be in the cross-hairs next?” asked Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, “Doing business with companies that sell soda, or garden hoses, or a polka dot ties, or provide paper towels, you get the point.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Business, Civil Rights, Climate, Corporate Greed, Environmental Racism, Featured, Infrastructure, Johnston, Labor, Louisiana, National News, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, Texas, Water, Westerly | Tagged Bayou Bridge Pipeline, Building and Construction Trades Council, citizens bank, Community Safety Act, CWA, Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, John Igliozzi, jorge elorza, Justice Gaines, Kate Shapiro, Laurie White, Luis Aponte, Mariner East Pipeline, Michael Sabatoni, narragansett indian Tribe, Providence City Council, Providence City Council Ordinance Committee, Providence Water, Randy Noka, RI Bankers Association, RI Jobs with Justice, Sabina Matos, Scott Duhamel, SEIU National, Selene Means, seth yurdin, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Terrence Hassett, Trans-Pecos Pipeline, William Farrell | Leave a response
By Josh Block on September 29, 2016
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed a lawsuit today against ExxonMobil for its endangerment of communities along the Mystic River – the first lawsuit of its kind in the nation since revelations last year about the corporation’s decades-long campaign to discredit climate science.
Posted in Activism, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, International News, National News | Tagged Allan Kanner, Clean Water Act, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, CWA, ExxonMobil, Maura Healey, RCRA, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act | Leave a response
By Andrew Stewart on May 23, 2016
Sunday was a somewhat rainy day but the spirit of solidarity was not dampened as family members and supporters, including General Assembly member Aaron Regunberg and local candidate Jeremy Rix. Noisemakers and even a few costumes were to be found as there was a great deal of spirit within the crowd.
By Josh Block on May 17, 2016
“ExxonMobil knowingly and unlawfully misled regulators about whether its Everett facility can withstand rising seas, more intense precipitation, and other climate impacts without spewing oil and other toxic pollutants into adjoining neighborhoods, the Mystic River, and the Boston Harbor. Today’s lawsuit – the first of its kind – aims to hold ExxonMobil accountable…”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Economics, Energy, Events, Featured, History, Infrastructure, News | Tagged Allan Kanner, Clean Water Act, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, CWA, ExxonMobil, Maura Healey, RCRA, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on May 15, 2016
For good jobs and a just transition, Sierra Club stands in solidarity with Verizon workers.
By Andrew Stewart on February 6, 2016
We have reported on issues throughout the past year related to the ongoing contract struggle between management at Verizon and the IBEW and CWA. A source familiar with these matters forwarded us this email from their bargaining unit which we quote in full: Regional Bargaining Report Friday February 5, 2016 As you know from prior […]
By Andrew Stewart on October 11, 2015
Verizon worker negotiations with the company have come to a major impasse and a strike now seems imminent, says a source close to the situation who asked not to be identified. In an email to members, the IBEW said: “The Business Managers informed us that the company has started the process toward a unilateral imposition […]
By Steve Ahlquist on October 2, 2015
Even as Verizon demands cuts in job security, health care and retirement security, and even seeks to eliminate benefits for workers injured on the job or caring for a sick family member, the company “made over $18 billion in profits over the last 18 months–$1 billion per month–and paid its top executives $249 million over the last five years.”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, Labor, Photos, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged CWA, IBEW 2323, James Riley, Matt Taibi, Maureen Martin, Michael Sabitoni, Mike Araujo, RI Jobs with Justice, verizon | 1 Response
By Andrew Stewart on September 10, 2015
Within the past few years, the issue of privacy in telecommunications has become a major controversy. Following the revelations by Edward Snowden and the WikiLeaks organization, the role of the providers in collaboration with the National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other law enforcement agencies has become a subject of debate. On August […]
By Andrew Stewart on September 8, 2015
Previously I posted a story regarding the current standoff between the IBEW and CWA with Verizon in regards to its impact on the labor movement. This post will discuss how a strong unionized workforce impacts the customer service of subscribers. The issue of customer service is fundamentally an issue of unionized labor. If the call […]
By Andrew Stewart on September 7, 2015
This is the first of a three-part series. Part two deals with customer service and part three deals with privacy issues. On August 1, 2015, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America contract with Verizon expired. However, unlike previous years, they decided to not strike – a move meant to […]