BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Marine Corps did not renew sponsorship of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

Las Vegas, Nevada – After a nationwide public outcry, the U.S. Marine Corps did not renew its sponsorship of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the Las Vegas-based promoter of cage fighting events. “We applaud the Marine Corps for taking this important step that respects the dignity of our men and women in uniform,” said Beatriz […]

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Boston UFC Delegation

On July 12th, this past Thursday, a group of summer organizers, volunteers, members of Veterans for Peace, and one veteran member of our union delegated the US Marine Corps to tell them that the UFC is Unfit for the Corps. After preparing for this delegation for several weeks, and roleplaying some possible outcomes, we were […]

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New England Joint Board Joins the Training in NYC

You know you had a fun and meaningful day when you’ve been up since 4:30 a.m., travelled through three states, drove an hour home at 10:00 p.m. and still had plenty of energy to tell your roommate all about it.  In late June, members and OBBers from the New England Joint Board went to New […]

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Victories in University Food Service: “We Discovered How Powerful We Really Were”

Great news from Northwestern and Harvard! Will reports from Chicago: “After 8 months of organizing and fighting, workers here at Northwestern won an amazing contract. “After several negotiating sessions, including a marathon pair of sessions that totaled 24 hours over two days, workers on the negotiating committee finalized a deal that includes a new wage […]

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A Chance to Reflect

My fellow Summer Organizer Chris and I were so glad to be a part of Local 217’s retreat last weekend. We deeply appreciated the opportunity to reflect on our work and grow closer as a team. -Jen, Summer Organizer, Providence  

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