12/11/2019 - Labor attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan nabbed a notable endorsement as she campaigns to unseat Senator Edward J. Markey in the Democratic primary next fall: Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards.
12/5/2019 - U.S. Senate candidate Shannon Liss-Riordan spoke to students at the University of Massachusetts on Wednesday about her top issues for the upcoming 2020 race.
Senate candidates Joe Kennedy, Shannon Liss-Riordan take ‘People’s Pledge’ to limit outside spending as incumbent Ed Markey pitches his own proposal
12/2/2019 - “I believe all outside money should be kept out of our politics and out of this race for U.S. Senate," Liss-Riordan said in a statement. “I am running to give a voice to the working people of Massachusetts, a voice that is too often silenced by powerful special interests who spend millions to swing elections their way.”
Kennedy and Liss-Riordan want to limit outside spending in Senate campaign. And what about Ed Markey?
12/2/2019 - The year was 2013 and Edward J. Markey was a huge fan of the People’s Pledge — going so far as to hold a news conference with an empty chair to hammer his Republican opponent for refusing to sign the pact that would limit outside spending in the Massachusetts Senate race. On Monday, there was another news conference about the People’s Pledge. Only this time, Markey was the one missing from the picture. And the two Democrats hoping to unseat him were doing the hammering.
Shannon Liss-Riordan calls for $6 million cap on campaign spending in Senate race with Markey and Kennedy
11/25/2019 - Liss-Riordan — the prominent Brookline labor attorney who first announced her primary campaign in May — has called for the campaigns to agree to a $6 million spending limit in the 2020 primary race, testing her well-heeled opponents’ rhetoric about reducing the influence of money in politics.
Election 2020: Five takeaways from Senate primary climate forum with Sen. Ed Markey, attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan
11/11/2019 - At least 300 people packed into a Stonehill College auditorium Sunday night to hear Democratic Senate primary candidates Sen. Ed Markey and labor attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan discuss climate change, which both described as the most daunting crisis facing the nation.
11/10/2019 - Kennedy’s absence gave Liss-Riordan plenty of space to showcase formidable debate skills. While she and Markey broadly agree on the issues, she criticized Markey for failing to win more legislative successes in his 43 years in Washington, said the Green New Deal he champions isn’t specific enough, and hit him for taking thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from an investment company that she says backs a controversial natural gas project in Weymouth.
Joint statement of shannon liss-riordan, ed markey, and steve pemberton campaigns for u.s. senate regarding november 10 climate change debate
10/4/2019- Boston, Massachusetts: Ed Markey, Shannon Liss-Riordan, and Steve Pemberton have agreed to participate in a climate change debate on November 10th, and we are still hopeful that Congressman Kennedy will join us.
9/12/2019- Boston, Massachusetts: Shannon Liss-Riordan, Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, announced more labor endorsements of her campaign today. The new endorsements came from members of United Steelworkers Local 12026S, IBEW Local 1228, and the Alliance of MBTA Unions.
9/8/2019- The Boston attorney also talked about her experince of running a pizzeria after going toe-to-toe with a pizza chain in court.
9/8/2019- The Boston attorney says she is bringing a different perspective as a "political outsider."
9/6/2019- Peter Kadzis and Adam Reilly speak with Shannon Liss-Riordan and Steve Pemberton about their campaigns and then size up their prospects (spoiler: they're impressed).
8/7/2019- "I am tired of half steps, old ideas and fake urgency around the problem we face"
7/24/2019- "It is time for Congress to do its job and begin impeachment proceedings"
7/16/2019- Attorney and labor rights activist Shannon Liss-Riordan should be taken seriously- and for now her Democratic opponent, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, seems to be getting the message.
7/8/2019- State Lawmakers will conduct an oversight hearing later this month to look into problems at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, where administrative lapses delayed license suspensions for nearly 900 people.
7/8/2019- A day after allegations surfaced that the MBTA fired a senior employee because he raised safety concerns, Gov. Charlie Baker said he stood by the agency’s decision but declined to discuss the matter in detail.
US Senate candidate Shannon Liss-Riordan testifies in favor of eliminating sub-minimum wage for tipped workers
6/18/2019- Shannon Liss-Riordan, the Democratic attorney running for U.S. Senate against Democratic U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, testified before a Massachusetts legislative committee on Tuesday in support of a bill that would eliminate the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers.
6/17/2019- Citing her long history of fighting for workers, and her track record of success, six IBEW locals announced their endorsement of Liss-Riordan.
6/20/2019- U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary in Massachusetts. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers' rights lawyer, announced her intention Monday to challenge the one-term senator for the Democratic nomination.
6/23/2019- U.S. Sen. Ed Markey has served in Congress for more than 35 years, but one Brookline labor lawyer has decided that this term should be his last. Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan will challenge Markey in the Democratic primary next year. Liss-Riordan has spent the past two decades fighting for worker's rights, against companies which include Uber, Starbucks, FedEx and American Airlines.
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11/13/2012- Starbucks workers in Massachusetts just got the tip of a lifetime. Late last week, a federal appeals court in Boston awarded a group of baristas at the Seattle-based coffee chain $14 million, the Boston Globe reports.
9/1/2011- The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that Coverall North America Inc. illegally collected franchise fees from a worker, clearing the way for hundreds of workers involved in a class-action lawsuit against the cleaning company to be awarded millions of dollars in damages.
9/21/2012- The Harvard Club of Boston reached a tentative settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by servers who said they weren’t paid tips. “It has been amicably resolved,” Shannon Liss-Riordan, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said yesterday in a phone interview. She declined to comment further. A Sept. 10 entry in the case docket in Massachusetts state court says “case settled” without giving details.
6/24/2015- Shannon Liss-Riordan, a Boston-based employment-rights lawyer, is leading the charge against Uber and Lyft. She has represented drivers from both companies who have filed lawsuits, alleging they've been misclassified as "independent contractors" when they should be classified as "employees."
12/23/2012- Shannon Liss-Riordan has built her reputation those who say they were wronged. In the three and a half years since Lichten & Liss-Riordan opened its doors, the law firm has won tens of millions of dollars for low-wage workers, often immigrants, who claim to have been wronged by their employers.