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Contra Costa County Nurses Begin Two-Day Strike Tues. Oct 6 - by via California Nurses Association
Nurses who work at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and clinics across the County will officially begin a two-day strike Tuesday, October 6, after what nurses say is the County’s continued failure to address serious patient care concerns they have been bringing to the County’s attention for over a year.
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 5:07PM
Contra Costa County Executives Lose Effort to Block Walkout - by via California Nurses Association
Nurses who work at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and clinics across the County remain on track to begin a two-day strike Tuesday, October 6 after County officials lost court efforts today to enjoin the walkout.
Posted: Fri Oct 2, 2015 6:13PM
Whistleblower Wins $613K Verdict against City of Oakland - by Siegel & Yee
Jury Rules that Ex-City Administrator of Oakland Deanna Santana Fired Ex-Employee Relations Director Lawanna Preston for Disclosing and Refusing to Participate in Unlawful Acts
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:21AM
Zuckerberg: Get Your Greedy Hands Off Our Public Education System! - by United Public Workers For Action
Zuckerberg's Mansion 3450 21st St./Fair Oaks St., San Francisco, CA
Event Date:Mon Oct 5, 2015 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:31PM
RNs at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and County Clinics Announce Plans to Strike - by via California Nurses Association
After more than a year of negotiations and Contra Costa County’s continued refusal to address deteriorating patient care conditions at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and numerous County clinics—County nurses will hold a two-day strike October 6-7, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced yesterday. Photo: Contra Costa RNs picketing for safe patient care in July, 2015
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:29PM
New Report Shows Widespread Water Body Contamination from Neonicotinoid Insecticides - by via Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety (CFS) on September 16 released a new report, “Water Hazard: Aquatic Contamination by Neonicotinoid Insecticides in the United States” (see PDF), showing widespread water contamination with neonicotinoid insecticides and threatening a range of aquatic invertebrates including crabs and insects. In particular, the report draws attention to the use of neonicotinoid seed coatings, up to 95 percent of which ends up in the environment, not the crop. Neonicotinoids are a cl...
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:09PM
Santa Clara Doctors Oppose Plan to Contract Out Care for Mentally Ill Inmates - by via Union of American Physicians and Dentists
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The alleged murder of Michael Tyree by guards in the Santa Clara County Main Jail made clear how vulnerable mentally ill inmates are, and that communities must do more to ensure their proper care. However, Santa Clara County executives are poised to take a huge step in the opposite direction by replacing the County psychiatrists who care for inmates at the Main Jail, Elmwood Correctional Facility and Elmwood Correctional Center for W...
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:55PM
Hyatt Outsources Jobs: The People Protest - by R. Robertson
Hyatt's aggressive use of subcontractors allows it to pay poverty wages to workers. Yesterday in front of the Tech Mart and the Santa Clara Hyatt, pro-labor groups protested the giant hotel chain's lack of corporate responsibility. More on this story and more photos at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/23/18777988.php
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:48PM
Another report on Sawant & Hedges meeting - by John Reimann
A socialist perspective on the meeting with Sawant, Hedges & McGloughlin in Oakland last Saturday. Among other things, the meeting provided an interesting view of the difference between Sawant and Hedges. The latter is well to the left of Sawant.
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:30PM
Silicon Valley Low Wage Workers Rise Up! - by R. Robertson
Silicon Valley’s "invisible" workers do not share in the success of the tech industry. Many large companies use underpaid black, Latino and immigrant contract labor as landscaping workers, janitors, cooks and security guards. Yesterday, a joint effort between Silicon Valley Rising and SEIU-United Service Workers West brought together workers and their supporters in a demonstration in front of the Hyatt Santa Clara. The group then marched to one of the contractors that the Hyatt uses, Univer...
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:58AM
Stop Hanging Noose Incidents And Retaliation Against Whistleblowers At SF Recology - by Labor Video Project
Labor and community activists rallied against the racist hanging noose incident at San Francisco Recology and other racist workplace bullying incidents at the company. Teamster IBT Local 350 was called on to back up Daryle Washington who was retaliated against for reporting the incidents. Also another IBT 350 member Marcus Ward reported that there is a pattern of racist insults and bullying for workers at the facility. The management denied that these incidents are continuing to take place.
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:53AM
Public Letter To SF Mayor Ed Lee, Sheriff Mirkarimi, and SF Sups On Hanging Nooses - by United Public Workers For Action
IBT Local 350 Member Daryle Washington wrote a letter to SF city officials about the blatant racist incidents at the Recology Company including a hanging noose incident and a city investigation since Recology has a major contract with the city and county of San Francisco "A injustice to one is an injustice to us all"
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:41PM
SF Rally To Stop “Hanging Noose” Incidents And Other Racist Attacks In The Workplace - by United Public Workers For Action
Recology Company 501 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco
Event Date:Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:09PM
Stop The Displacement: SF Housing Evictions Threaten Workers, Children, Seniors & Poor - by Labor Video Project
Hundreds of workers, seniors and community members rallied against the evictions and displacement of poor and working people from San Francisco. They demanded legislation that would stop the epidemic of evictions.
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:03PM
Restaurant Workers at Monterey Bay Aquarium Ratify New Contract - by via UNITE HERE Local 483
On September 9, restaurant and cafe workers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium voted to ratify a new agreement with their employer S.S.A., who took over operation of the aquarium's food services in February of 2015.
Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:54PM
Hotel Frank(enstein) Becomes Hotel G(oofy) - by Marc Norton
Almost five years after I was illegally fired from my job as a bellman at Hotel Frank, the current owners of the Union Square hotel at Geary and Mason (now called Hotel G) are telling guests that they are no longer providing luggage service, but that guests can store their luggage in a roped-off section of the lobby if they wish. Hotel management recently instituted this goofy practice in order to keep me from coming back to work at the hotel. It is now five years since the workers at the ...
Posted: Tue Sep 8, 2015 8:48AM
Campaign contributions fuel UFCW bid to unionize cannabis workers - by Bud Green
The arrest of former UFCW organizer Dan Rush calls into question efforts to unionize California cannabis workers, as well as pro-union provisions found in Assembly Bill 266 and other pending state legislation.
Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2015 4:20PM
"No More Monsters In The Mission" One Victory In Fight For Worker & Poor Housing In SF - by Labor Video Project
San Francisco housing activists and community members rallied to report on the failure of the Maximus Real Estate Partners to purchase a development project at the corner of Mission and 16th St. in the Mission.
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:29PM
Driscolls, The Strike And Struggle For Labor & Human Rights At San Quintin, Baja Mexico - by Labor Video Project
Gloria Gracida Martinez a spokesperson for the Alliance of National, State and Municipal Organizations and a teacher spoke a the San Francisco Labor Council about the struggle of the San Quintin farmworkers and their families fight for justice and human rights.
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:10PM
Lessons On 70th Anniversary Of Hiroshima Bombing & Protest At CA Lawrence Livermore Laboratory - by Labor Video Project
On the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima actions took place around the world and in the East Bay at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where nuclear weapons are designed.
Posted: Fri Aug 7, 2015 9:03PM