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Boston Scenes 04-28-2016

Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission host a luncheon for area hospital presidents. (left-right) Dr. Paula Johnson, President of the Board of the Boston Public Health Comm and chief of the Division of Women’s Health Brigham and Women’s Hospital, BPHC Executive Director, Monica Valdez-Lupi and Walsh.
Labor activists picket in front of Verizon’s Boston Street location, joining 36,000 other strikers across the country in the largest U.S. strike action in four years. The strikers walked out after negotiations broke down. The communications giant has been consolidating and outsourcing jobs in its call centers.
Labor activists and elected officials turned out for a fundraiser marking the first year of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, which works to build bridges between labor activists and the black community. The event was attended by over 200 hundred representatives of community groups, elected officials and black and white labor leaders.
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