Labor Strikes and Disputes

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A gay day off

A day without gays sounds like a Christian Right wet-dream come true, but it's actually the idea behind a 24-hour nationwide strike and economic boycott in support of gay marriage for all Americans.
Striking Out
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 25, 2008

Union dos

Film Culture wanted to check out Boston’s first rally supporting the Writers Guild of America strike to see which New England–based screenwriters would answer the call.
The Hollywood writers strike east
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 26, 2007

Tru opportunity

With scripted television in limbo thanks to the Writers Guild of America strike, network bosses have been relying on reality programming to soften the blow.
Will the real reality show please stand up?
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  December 19, 2007

Smooth sailing

With the current Guild contract due to expire at the end of this month, union officials believe that a new three-year pact will be settled imminently.
Unlike ’99, Guild and management are poised for new contract
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 05, 2007

Never-see TV

The Writers Guild of America strike, now in its fifth week, has exacted a serious toll.
Writing wrongs
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 05, 2007

Activist Tales

Cleve Jones told a fascinating tale about how the assassination of Harvey Milk led him to become a prominent bridge-builder between the LGBT community and the labor movement.
Cleve Jones offers a model of labor-LGBT solidarity
By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  November 07, 2007


Beware of falling scabs

Boston drivers can be excused for being a tad skittish about falling objects, after experiencing two motorist fatalities in 2006.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 22, 2007

The truth behind the MBTA fare hike

How the state is screwing T riders
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 01, 2006

Flashbacks: February 17, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.  
By EDITORIAL  |  February 16, 2006

A change is gonna come

I was raised in the south. It was the 1950s. The civil-rights movement was just getting started. Nobody in my fourth-grade class considered it unusual when our teacher told us racial segregation was the “natural” state of humanity.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  January 18, 2006