Tyrek Lee Sr.
Stories by Tyrek Lee Sr.
THIS LABOR DAY, let’s forego the usual doom-and-gloom about a supposedly dying American union movement. The labor movement is alive, well, and shaping this country in ways all reasonable Americans recognize we need: by promoting social, economic, and racial justice and ensuring those who work long hours at hard jobs have a voice at their(...)
No full-time worker should have to live in poverty
WHEN WE LOOK back at 2016, we should remember it as the year our working class finally began turning the corner after far too many lean years. Evidence of progress – and a growing chorus of support – are all around us. Not only are voters taking the fight for fair wages to the ballot(...)
High prices at wealthy academic medical centers are hurting community hospitals
THE OVERRIDING MESSAGE from voters across the country to the political establishment could not be clearer: Level the increasingly tilted economic playing field. Stop giving 95 percent of the economic pie to one percent of our country. Provide hardworking men and women a fair, living wage. Here in Massachusetts, the message has been similarly clear(...)