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May Day: Fight for $15!
Date Wednesday May 01
Time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
14th St. and Broadway, Oakland, CA
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/AuthorFight for $15!
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With the cost of rent driven up by gentrification, plus childcare, healthcare and other bills, $8/hour is not enough to survive in Oakland! Mayor Jean Quan says Oakland is "rising" but she forgets that the lowest paid workers, who are more likely to be people of color and women, are left behind.

$15/hour livable wage for all Oakland workers!

Wed. May 1st, 5pm 14th & Broadway

Rally, march and noise demo throughout Downtown Oakland, exposing the practices of corporations who thrive off of low wage labor

Ongoing planning assemblies:

Wednesdays 6pm and Sundays 2pm at 19th and Telegraph (in the park along Rashida Muhammad St.)
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by Want to win
Wednesday Apr 24th, 2013 9:31 AM
''Bring Shit to bang on '' ? Many people want and need a campaign to raise their living standards.
Fast Food and Service industry workers are at the bottom of the working class.
And they need a serious campaign to both dramatize their situation and economically hurt the owners of the chains so their salaries and working conditions can seriously improve .
Childish , super street language like '' Bring Shit to bang on '' ! is counterproductive to building mass support
Isn't that obvious ?
by miles
Thursday Apr 25th, 2013 8:26 AM
Not really sure how making demands of bosses and the state to please give us something nice is considered radical. The best thing about Occupy Oakland was its resolute stance of making no demands; implicit in that is the understanding that these fuckers can't give us anything we want or need. Demands for a living wage lock people into capitalism, its enforcement locks people into being dependent on the whims of bureaucrats and cops, and its fulfillment locks people into the illusion that bosses and cops and government bureaucrats can be reasonable, polite, and responsive to people's pleas. Campaigns for living wages are like all other campaigns for bigger cages and longer chains. Way to undercut people's self-reliance and self-organization. Now even the ghost of Occupy Oakland is dead.
by Zachary RunningWolf
(runningwolf.zachary [at] Thursday Apr 25th, 2013 10:18 AM
First, I agree with Miles the previous com mentor with additional comments which last year on May day we (mostly Anarchists) were successfully beat the OPD out of the downtown area. After resupplying the medicine ( Sage to protect the people) I was arrested after the police said the downtown was closed which I responded "Fuck You Hall Monitors (referring to the OPD)" this happened at 3pm. I did not see any labor on their May day up to my arrests Furthermore, during the Oakland Occupation labor unions ask and received 11,000 dollars for the Port closure (1 day) with the promise to pay it back which they never did. During the Port Closure after successful shift closures the Labor Union of SIEU attack the Tree-sit in the OG Plaza around 8 am with the Police. I am not against working people but labor unions are selfish and corrupt and they are with the Industrialists. Finally we cannot have an economy with a sick environment (ie. Global Warming) as we have a saying in Oakland Occupation "We don't want your Bread (money, slave coupons), We want you kkkowards (kkkorporate heads) Dead". We want total freedom not a workers revolution which is excepting Slavery. Indigenous revolution