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Labor Rallies and Marches Against Fossil Fuel at Climate Rally in Oakland on Nov 21, 2015 - by Labor Video Project
Trade unionists marched and rallied against fossil fuels in Oakland at a climate rally on November 21, 2105
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:42PM
Joe Hill's Last Will, 100 Years Later - by Bob English
Today we remember and honor Swedish-American labor organizer, poet and songwriter Joe Hill who was executed 100 years ago Nov 19, 1915. Traveling widely and organizing workers under the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), he was popular and visible as a speaker, writer of political and union songs - the first written for the American working class - which he performed at strikes and rallies. Those songs helped galvanize the union movement and IWW, whose activism triggered violent oppositio...
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:37AM
Cal. State University Faculty and Allies March & Rally at the CSU Trustees meeting Nov. 17 - by via California Faculty Association
LONG BEACH, CA – More than 1,000 faculty and their allies congregated in Long Beach yesterday, November 17, for a massive “Fight for Five” protest outside the California State University Board of Trustees’ meeting.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:01PM
Nurses Hold Rally, Speak Out on Unsafe Patient Lift Practices at UC Medical Centers - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses will gather at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay on Thursday to speak out about the UC Medical Center’s failure to provide RNs with legally mandated safe lifting practices, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:54PM
Day Worker Center of Santa Cruz Seeks Funds to Build a Tool Lending Library - by via Day Worker Center of Santa Cruz County
The Day Worker Center of Santa Cruz County is asking for your help to raise funds for a Tool Lending Library. We've got the tools, but need your help!
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:21PM
UC Santa Cruz Students Participate in Million Student March - by Alex Darocy
On November 12 students at UC Santa Cruz joined students at college campuses across the country for a "Million Student March," a day of local actions organized nationally around three principle demands: tuition-free public college, cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers. Million Student March actions were organized at over 100 schools, and the movement has been endorsed by political figures such as Noam Chomsky and Jill Stein, as well as by organizatio...
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:23PM
Labor Justice Groups Release Report on Low Wage Workers in Santa Cruz County - by via Working For Dignity
A new report titled "Working for Dignity: The Santa Cruz County Low-Wage Worker Study" (see PDF) addresses the conditions low-wage workers face locally. The report is the result of a collaboration between the UCSC Center for Labor Studies (CLS), California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA), and the Chicano Latino Research Center (CLRC). "As this report shows, the conditions of low-wage work pose a daunting challenge to both workers and our wider community. We found a broad range of serious workpl...
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:43PM
Picket to Support CCSF Faculty in Contract Negotiations - by Bob Price
City College of San Francisco Wellness Center Ocean Avenue at Howth Street, 1 block from Balboa Park BART
Event Date:Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:00PM
Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:05PM
Hundreds of Nurses Will Join Million Student March Action at U.C. Berkeley - by via California Nurses Association
Hundreds of nurses from throughout Northern California will join a student rally at U.C. Berkeley today as part of the Million Student March national day of action, the California Nurses Association announced today.
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:46AM
120 Healthcare Workers at Dignity Health in Santa Cruz Join SEIU-UHW - by via SEIU-UHW
[Nov. 10, 2015] SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – One-hundred twenty healthcare workers recently voted to strengthen patient care at Dignity Health clinics in Santa Cruz by joining SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West.
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:18PM
Contra Costa County Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify New Contract - by via California Nurses Association
In membership meetings held last week, Contra Costa County nurses voted overwhelmingly—by 95 percent—to ratify a new contract, the California Nurses Association announced today.
Posted: Mon Nov 9, 2015 3:19PM
Fight for the Livable Wage! Join FF15 National Day of Action - by John Torok
Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland
Event Date:Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:00PM
Posted: Sun Nov 8, 2015 9:48AM
Work Week Radio 11-3-15 On Tech, UBER, The Sharing Economy & Taxi Workers - by WorkWeek Radio KPFA Pacifica
WorkWeek Radio examines the affect of Tech, Apps on working people and the ideology of tech titans who want to "disrupt" the economy.
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 7:51PM
California State University Faculty Votes to Authorize Strike - by via California Faculty Association
Members of the California Faculty Association on the 23 campuses of the California State University voted “Yes by over 94% percent” to authorize a strike, CFA President Jennifer Eagan announced today at a news conference.
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 1:46PM
Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement with Contra Costa County - by via California Nurses Association
California Nurses Association Press Release, 11/2/15 - In a critical breakthrough, after 15 months of bargaining and a recent two-day strike, Contra Costa County nurses have reached a tentative agreement with the County, the California Nurses Association announced today.
Posted: Tue Nov 3, 2015 11:20AM
EPA to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos - by via Pesticide Action Network
Children, communities and workers to benefit from long overdue phaseout of neurotoxic agricultural chemical, the subject of Salinas Valley studies.
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:50PM
SEIU1021 SF General Hospital Pharmacy Worker & Other Unionists Protest Workplace Bullying - by Labor Video Project
San Francisco General Hospital workers on October 26, 2015 protested an epidemic of workplace bullying and attacks on labor and human rights. The rally was initiated by SEIU 1021 SF General Hospital chapter.
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:15PM
California State University Faculty Conclude Strike Authorization Vote - by via California Faculty Association
Yesterday, members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) at the 23 campuses of the California State University system concluded a statewide vote on whether or not to authorize union leadership to call a strike if contract negotiations with management fail to result in a fair deal.
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:45PM
Tense Meeting on Minimum Wage in Mountain View Ends in Victory - by R. Robertson
A tense meeting in Mountain View city council chambers ended in victory for workers yesterday. The decision to raise the minimum wage came after contentious appeals from restaurant owners who wanted exceptions that would allow them to pay less than minimum wage to those earning tips and to teenagers.
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:19PM
Cops Called On CTA Rep At San Lorenzo High & Zionists/Mossad NLRB Complaint Against UE - by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio looks at the use of Alameda County Deputies to intimidate and bully a California Teachers Association union representative at San Lorenzo High by the District Superintendent. It also gets a report on a Mossad supported Isreali legal nonprofit which filed a complaint against the United Electrical Workers for supporting the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. They also sought to get GE to break their contracts with the UE
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:59AM