St. Vincent Nurses' Strike Victory

The St. Vincent Hospital nurses have reached a Tentative Agreement to end their 285-day strike against Tenet Healthcare. The agreement was reached on Friday, December 21st after an all-day meeting mediated by Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. The Tentative Agreement guarantees the striking nurses the right to return to their original positions. It also provides the staffing improvements the nurses need to provide care to their community in the face of an emerging new surge of COVID-19 driven by the Omnicron variant. Continue reading

An Appeal To Our Readers and Supporters:

Can you do some limited online research? The GPUS has asked our Candidate Development and Legislative Committee (CDLC) to identify Greens who hold any pubic offices in Massachusetts. The project would involve acquiring lists of town meeting members and other elected/appointed officials in Massachusetts towns.  These names would be compared to the list of registered GRP voters in each town.  Training is available and the work could be divided up by town or city.  For more information, contact John Andrews at [email protected].

What Did NOT Make the COP-OUT 26 Report

With thanks to Greta Thunberg 1. Over 500 fossil fuel lobbyists were at COP 26, more than any other single delegation. 2. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautioned that promises emerging from COP 26 will "ring hollow when the fossil fuel industry still receives trillions in subsidies."; 3. Selling more than 1.7 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas development just days after the international climate talks makes a mockery of those commitments.;; 4. According to researchers behind Climate Action Tracker, global greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 will be roughly twice as high as necessary to limit warming to 1.5 degrees centigrade even if the nations meet their pledges - including those issued at Glasgow. 5. The US' blockage of loss and damage finance is a betrayal of the communities most impacted by, and least responsible for, the climate catastrophe. - Yahoo News 6. Militaries, remain exempt from this climate agreement, AGAIN; like the US military - one of the largest single carbon emitters in the world. 

Jill Stein and the Future of Third Parties

  Jill Stein really needs our help. The FEC is demanding that she pay back $175,000. This was public funding used for ballot access during Jill's presidential run in 2016. Please read the story here and make a donation to fight this injustice.