LABOR

Daily Hampshire Gazette editor Dave Eisenstadter wears a pin advocating for a labor union.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Employees at the Daily Hampshire Gazette got a letter Tuesday from the president of the company that owns the paper, saying he opposes the union they're trying to form.

Amazon Is Expanding In Boston, Even Without HQ2

Nov 13, 2018

Boston may have lost out on Amazon’s second headquarters, but the company already has a large — and growing — local presence.

Amazon has opened three Greater Boston offices in recent years and plans to open another. It’s also acquired a couple of notable startups in the area.

In short, Boston remains part of Amazon’s expansion plans, even without HQ2.

Amazon Doesn't Deliver Its HQ2 To Boston

Nov 13, 2018

Boston and Somerville were contenders, even finalists, in the Amazon selection process to locate its second headquarters. But in the end — to the relief of some here and the sadness of others — the giant online retailer decided to split the site in two and set up new its headquarters in Northern Virginia and Queens, New York.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette newsroom in April 2018.
Carol Lollis / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Updated at 5 p.m.

Staff at the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Valley Advocate are taking steps to form a labor union. It'll be called the Pioneer Valley NewsGuild.

Mass. Voters Say 'No' To Nurse Staffing Ballot Question

Nov 6, 2018

Massachusetts voters have decided the state will not write nurse-to-patient ratios into law. A ballot question that would have set the maximum number of patients assigned to a nurse in hospitals at any given time failed on Tuesday.

“Thank you to the voters of Massachusetts for a vote to protect the best health care system in the nation,” said Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association president Steve Walsh, in a victory speech.

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