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EMA + DOWNTOWN BOYS TOUR STARTS TOMORROW IN DC! GET IN TOUCH WITH US IF THE SHOW IS COST PROHIBITIVE FOR YOU! COME CHILL WITH US!
Apr 23

EMA + DOWNTOWN BOYS TOUR STARTS TOMORROW IN DC! GET IN TOUCH WITH US IF THE SHOW IS COST PROHIBITIVE FOR YOU! COME CHILL WITH US!

joeyquits:

 

By Tony A, former housekeeping manager at the Renaissance Providence Hotel

****This is a piece we originally posted a couple years ago when the website first went up. In light of the current boycott of the Renaissance Providence Hotel, I wanted to repost it to further publicize how disrespectfully management treats its workers at the hotel.****

I worked as a supervisor in the Housekeeping Department at the Providence Renaissance for three years from August 2008 to August 2011. As a supervisor, I saw not only how housekeepers were abused on the job, but also how upper level managers disrespected their workers behind closed doors. 

One of the most disgusting trends at the hotel was the way management dealt with injured housekeepers. Injuries were very common. In the three years I worked at the hotel, not one housekeeper was trained on how to properly and safely clean rooms, so from the beginning the hotel was setting them up to be injured.

Not only that, the hotel never had enough supplies to allow the housekeepers to properly clean rooms in the given amount of time. We would constantly run out of towels, sheets, pillows, soaps, etc. The result is that workers always had to be rushing around getting what few supplies we had, and when we’d get more sheets and pillows out of the laundry in the later afternoon people would rush down to get supplies to be able to clean the rooms and still get out on time. The hotel even failed to provide housekeepers basic tools such long dusters, so workers would have to climb up on top of furniture to complete their cleaning. Again, the hotel was setting them up to be injured. 

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Former housekeeping manager reveals what bosses really think of workers at the Renaissance Providence Hotel
Apr 19

harryandthepotters:

COOL NEWS:

Joe is playing bass on the upcoming Downtown Boys tour. 

Downtown Boys are the only punk band on planet earth. They are amazing.

Here’s a wonderful interview with frontwoman Victoria Ruiz.

TOUR DATES w/ EMA

Thursday April 24 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel 
Friday April 25 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge 
Saturday April 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Voyeur 
Sunday April 27 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 
Monday April 28 - Greensboro, NC - ****NOT WITH EMA**** Glenwood Books w/ Daddy Issues + R Father 
Tuesday April 29 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn 
Wednesday April 30 – Nashville, TN - The High Watt 
Thursday May 1 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway 
Friday May 2 - Bloomington, IN - ****NOT WITH EMA**** Message for details! w/ Nu Youth + NYHD 
Saturday May 3 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon 
Sunday May 4 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle 
Monday May 5 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge 
Tuesday May 6 – Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern 
Wednesday May 7 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore 
Friday May 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade 
Saturday May 10 – Allston, MA - Great Scott

THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 19! HEELS ON WHEELS ROADSHOW COMES TO PROVIDENCE! 
STARTS EARLY (DOORS AT 8, SHOW ACTUALLY STARTS AT 8:30) 
AFTERPARTY WITH MALPORTADO KIDS, DJ SHOMI NOISE + DJ DVANNI THANATOS!
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Apr 15

THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 19! HEELS ON WHEELS ROADSHOW COMES TO PROVIDENCE!

STARTS EARLY (DOORS AT 8, SHOW ACTUALLY STARTS AT 8:30)

AFTERPARTY WITH MALPORTADO KIDS, DJ SHOMI NOISE + DJ DVANNI THANATOS!

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Apr 6

SICK PICS OF RAGANA FROM LAST WEEK’S SHOW HERE AT SPARK CITY

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DOWNTOWN BOYS W/ GYMSHORTS + POWER MASTERS + MIAMI DORITOS TONIGHT AT AS220!
Apr 5

DOWNTOWN BOYS W/ GYMSHORTS + POWER MASTERS + MIAMI DORITOS TONIGHT AT AS220!

Apr 1

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOEY! LOVE YOUR FRIENDS

COOL SMASH IT DEAD AFTER PARTY IN PROVIDENCE THIS MONDAY W/ RAGANA, MARGY PEPPER, GROKE, CORRESPONDENCES, MOTHER TONGUE. POSTER BY KATRINA. 
RSVP.
Mar 29

COOL SMASH IT DEAD AFTER PARTY IN PROVIDENCE THIS MONDAY W/ RAGANA, MARGY PEPPER, GROKE, CORRESPONDENCES, MOTHER TONGUE. POSTER BY KATRINA.

RSVP.

jennpelly:

I booked this show happening Sunday at MoMA Ps1 
Mar 27

jennpelly:

I booked this show happening Sunday at MoMA Ps1 

DOWNTOWN BOYS IN NYC THIS SATURDAY AT DEATH BY AUDIO WITH FILTHY SAVAGE, SARALEE + SHTKNF
Mar 19

DOWNTOWN BOYS IN NYC THIS SATURDAY AT DEATH BY AUDIO WITH FILTHY SAVAGE, SARALEE + SHTKNF