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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks from the stage during her open house at Springfield Technical Community College on March 9, 2018.
Mark M. Murray / The Republican / MassLive.com/photos

At a town hall in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Senator Elizabeth Warren said she would be taking a "hard look" at running for president in 2020.

Massachusetts Nurses Association president Donna Kelly-Williams speaks in favor of the statewide ballot question.
Chris Triunfo / State House News Service

A Massachusetts ballot initiative on nurse staffing ratios would cost hundreds of millions of dollars a year, according to an estimate issued Wednesday by a state panel.

1,500 Workers At 7 Marriott Hotels In Boston Go On Strike

Oct 4, 2018

More than 1,500 workers at seven Marriott International hotels in Boston went on strike Wednesday, after months of unsuccessful contract negotiations.

The workers include housekeepers, doormen, cooks and dishwashers who say they want better wages and benefits so they can afford to live in the city. They took their grievances to the street early Wednesday morning, walking out of the Ritz Carlton, the Sheraton Boston, the W Hotel Boston, Aloft Boston Seaport District, the Element Boston Seaport District, the Westin Boston Waterfront and the Westin Copley Place.

The Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

The Cranwell resort in Lenox, Massachusetts, is getting a makeover and laying off about 45 employees in the process.

A sign outside the Joe Hill cabin at Camp Kinderland in Tolland, Massachusetts.
Courtesy / Cindy Zingher

The hopes and dreams of the labor movement have long been expressed in song. Unions are less powerful than they once were. But in the Berkshires, a group of young activists are working to keep one labor movement song alive.

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