D&S 45th-Anniversary Event

Dollars & Sense held its 45th-anniversary celebration on November 14th at the Nonprofit Center in Boston. About fifty former and current collective members and supporters gathered to hear short speeches by D&S co-founder and columnist and econ professor emeritus at UMass-Boston Arthur MacEwan, and Boston College sociology professor and former D&S collective member Juliet Schor. There was also food, drink, birthday cake, a timeline, and memories and celebrations of the magazine and the the economic justice organization that produces it.

You can find the text of Julie Schor’s speech at Triple Crisis blog, here.

The event was also a fundraiser; we are still accepting donations to support our work and make the organization financially sustainable for years to come.  You can donate online here.

D&S co-editor Liz Henderson cuts the cake; D&S collective member Cadwell Turnbull enjoys the cake.
D&S co-editor Liz Henderson cuts the cake; D&S collective member Cadwell Turnbull enjoys the cake.
Former staff member Dan Fireside and current collective members Will Beaman, Zoe Sherman, Sarah Cannon, and Cadwell Turnbull sing "Happy Birthday" to D&S.
Former staff member Dan Fireside and current collective members Will Beaman, Zoe Sherman, Sarah Cannon, and Cadwell Turnbull sing “Happy Birthday” to D&S.
A timeline of Dollars & Sense
A timeline of Dollars & Sense
The evening's speakers: D&S co-editor Chris Sturr, D&S co-founder Arthur MacEwan, and Prof. Juliet Schor.
The evening’s speakers: D&S co-editor Chris Sturr, D&S co-founder Arthur MacEwan, and Prof. Juliet Schor.

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Back issues on display
Back issues on display
Signed prints of former D&S art director Nick Thorkelson's "Comic Strip of Neoliberalism" were on sale at the event.  Contact us or look for info at the D&S website in the next few weeks if you'd like to purchase prints.
Signed prints of former D&S art director Nick Thorkelson’s “Comic Strip of Neoliberalism” were on sale at the event. Contact us or look for info at the D&S website in the next few weeks if you’d like to purchase prints.
Many thanks to our generous solidarity sponsors.
Many thanks to our generous solidarity sponsors.

Please Support the Striking Battery Wharf Hotel Workers

D&S‘s 45th-anniversary celebration last night was a big success, with around 50 people, including many former members of the D&S collective and staff and many other longtime supporters, food and drink, and wonderful talks by Arthur MacEwan and Juliet Schor.

We encouraged people at the event to contribute to the Thanksgiving strike fund for the Battery Wharf Hotel workers, of Boston’s UNITE HERE Local 26, who have been on strike since early October.  Here is the email we received about the Thanksgiving strike fund.  Please consider contributing and spreading the word.

Donate to Give Thanksgiving to a Family on Strike at the Battery Wharf Hotel

My name is Yu-Zhen Yu. I have worked as a room attendant at the Battery Wharf Hotel in Boston for four years. Here in Boston, we’ve started our third month on strike. As we near Thanksgiving 2019, we will remain on strike.

We are striking because we believe one job should be enough for every hotel worker in Boston. Westmont’s Battery Wharf Hotel is the ONLY union hotel that has not agreed to a fair contract that ensures sexual harassment protections, job security, and affordable health care. Without these things, we cannot take care of our families.

We will not let this hotel get rid of everything that makes working at the Battery Wharf Hotel a good union job! We are asking for your help to win this fight. We are raising money to give gift cards to strikers like myself so we can buy food for our families this Thanksgiving. Your support will keep us strong.

Please donate to support the strike at https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/local-26-strike-assistance-fund-2/.

Then, send this email to five more people who will dig deep to help striking families like mine this Thanksgiving.

In Solidarity,

Yu-Zhen Yu

UNITE HERE Local 26