After Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination on February 15, Trump immediately announced his choice of Acosta for the cabinet position. R. Alexander Acosta is the Dean of Florida International University’s Law School; he was also a former assistant attorney general and a member of the National Labor Relations Board from 2002 to 2003 under President George W. Bush. Following that appointment, he later served as Assistant Attorney General for the civil rights division of the Department of Justice.
Katie Cohen joined North Shore Labor Council this month as the new council organizer!
If you live anywhere near the Boston area, you’ve probably heard or read something about the Boston Globe’s recent delivery debacle. Since the newspaper contracted with a new delivery company starting December 28, the entire delivery system collapsed, and subscribers have been puzzled and furious that their daily newspaper has vanished with little explanation and little hope for restoration any time soon. Though it isn’t being reported as such, this is a labor issue.
The new Boston Globe delivery company, ACI Media Group of Long Beach California, has significantly worsened the already difficult, demanding and exploitative working situation of the workers who make newspapers appear on doorsteps across the Commonwealth everyday.
In Lynn, Massachusetts, workers found significant labor and community support for their demands as members of the Lynn Worker Center, the North Shore Labor Council, the New Lynn Coalition, IUE-CWA Local 201, the Lynn City Council and the Lynn School Committee vowed to support their struggle.