February 20, 2014
From our Tip o’ the Service Tip desk
Wednesday’s Boston Globe featured the conclusion of an unusual editorial-page series called Service Not Included.
For four days the Globe’s editorials have been exclusively dedicated the plight of restaurant-industry employees. The full-page kickoff appeared in the Boston Sunday Globe.
Because waiters making poverty wages turn to public aid, American taxpayers effectively subsidize the restaurant industry to the tune of $7 billion per year.
From there, Monday’s editorial addressed the tipping system, Tuesday’s took on the living wage, and yesterday’s addressed the need for advocacy and activism.
All in all, an admirable effort that didn’t get the attention it richly deserved.
December 19, 2012
When a local labor union decides to take a workplace dispute public in a newspaper ad campaign, the knee-jerk locale would be the Boston Herald, champion of all things blue-collar.
Not so in the case of the SEIU’s current crusade against HealthBridge that surfaced in a Tuesday Boston Globe ad:
A HealthBridgeWatch video:
This isn’t the first healthcare organization the SEIU has targeted. The union also has a longtime beef with BIDMC, as the hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider has previously noted.
So far, the SEIU hasn’t made a dent in HealthBridge’s image. We’ll see if the Globe ad helps.