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Boston Council defeats collective bargaining proposal in 8-to-5 vote

Fifth defeat of a tenant initiative relating to rents.

Will they ever stop trying?

 

Click here to read revised “voluntary collective bargaining” proposal.

Click here to read original “compulsory collective bargaining” proposal.

Last updated October 31, 2007

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Election victory in Boston!

Voters preserve Boston City Council 8-to-5 majority
against rent control. Another SPOA victory.

 

Another SPOA victory against rent control

We did it! In the November 8, 2005, Boston municipal election, we beat down rent control once again, almost as … Read More “Election victory in Boston!”

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Boston City Council defeats Rent Control

8-to-5 vote is thanks to SPOA

 

Tenants chanted in protest after the vote

Thanks to thousands of calls, emails and letters from small property owners, on December 8, 2004, the Boston City Council voted 8 to 5 against a … Read More “Boston City Council defeats Rent Control”

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Rent control defeat shows skeletal tenant movement

Historic Cambridge Vote

 

61% say “NO”

Now they had their chance. The 1994 statewide repeal of rent control was, they always said, outsiders forcing Cambridge to give up what a majority in Cambridge wanted. Now Cambridge citizens could at … Read More “Rent control defeat shows skeletal tenant movement”

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Bolognas “win” bankruptcy

Persisting horror of rent control

The Bolognas finally won!

You mean, they didn’t go bankrupt?
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No. They did go bankrupt. Believe it or not, that’s what Vinnie and Laura Bologna wanted. They are the owners of a lovely Victoriai home … Read More “Bolognas “win” bankruptcy”

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