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Dream Inn Workers Keep Pressure on Management During Contract Negotiations - by Alex Darocy
On October 17, workers, union reps, labor organizers, and community supporters returned to the Santa Cruz Dream Inn for a second rally in a month's time as workers at the hotel continue to demand a fair contract during negotiations. Management wants workers to take a three-year wage freeze, with raises limited to 1% and 2% in the fourth and fifth year. Dream Inn Workers have been negotiating with the Dream Inn for several months now and this offer continues to be unacceptable to them.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:44PM
Stop Lying And Cheating Us-Uber Drivers Protest At World Headquarters In SF - by Labor Video Project
UBER workers rallied and spoke out at the world headquarters of UBER in San Francisco in a global protest day on Thursday October 22, 2014 against the attack on their working conditions and pay.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:07AM
California Leads the Way in the “Block the Boat” Movement - by Ben Norton, Counterpunch
Fighting the Occupation on the West Coast
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:27PM
Block The Boat for Gaza - by @BlockTheBoat
Port of Oakland 1717 Middle Harbor Road, Berth 57 or meet at West Oakland BART
Event Date:Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:00AM
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:42PM
SF SEIU 1021 Court Workers ULP Strike For Wage Increases And Against Workplace Bullying - by Labor Video Project
San Francisco court workers who are members of SEIU 1021 shutdown the courts to protest a failure to bargain over wages and also workplace bullying that has targeted workers at the San Francisco courts. They charged that public employees face a rampant epidemic of bullying in the workplace that is causing serious harm in the workplace.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:13PM
WW 10-11-14 From Ferguson To Andy Lopez And Alex Nieto In California - by WorkWeek Radio KPFA
In special programming on KPFA WorkWeek radio we look at the connection between Ferguson and The Bay Area
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:49PM
Mountain View's Lack-Luster Minimum Wage Increase: Who is the Problem? - by R. Stevens
Despite a council chamber filled with proponents of a minimum wage increase that would come closer to matching Seattle's $15 an hour, the Mountain View City Council only approved an hourly rate of $10.30. Vice-Mayor Jack McAlister is a business owner who should recuse himself; council member John Inks claims that most people work minimum wage jobs only temporarily, although the evidence shows otherwise.
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:19PM
10/11 KPFA Live Streaming-From Ferguson To The Bay Area - by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
There will be special programming on the KPFA streaming channel on From Ferguson To The Bay Area on Saturday between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at www.kpfa.org streaming channel
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:56AM
Only Tiny Increase to Minimum Wage in Google's Backyard - by Tsurugi/Robertson
Rents are expensive in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View, California, home to Google and LinkedIn. For people working for minimum wage there is no money left for food, clothes, health care, transportation or education, after paying monthly rent. Often they share apartments with strangers, while others live in their cars. Despite this, on October 9 the city's council voted against all proposals for increases to the minimum wage except one allowing the tiniest of increases. "We cannot be...
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:59AM
KPFA Pacifica Flashpoints Slashed By Management With Collusion of CWA 9415 Union Officials - by repost
KPFA programmers Brian Edwards-Tiekert in collusion with management of KPFA and Pacifica ED Margy Wilkinson is seeking to destroy the activist news program Flashpoints by illegally laying off people without regard to seniority. They are doing this collusion with CWA 9415 union official Christine Huggins and pro-managment stewards at KPFA.
Posted: Thu Oct 9, 2014 9:49AM
Tell No Lies - a book review - by Mike Rhodes
Dolores Huerta, UFW co-founder says “Tell No Lies is a vivid account of the 1970's United Farmworkers Union. Read this novel to understand the dangers faced by organizers and all who worked with them.”
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 4:47PM
SF PUC Protest Rally Calls For Removal Of CPUC Chair Michael Peevey - by Labor Video Project
A protest rally was held at in front of the California Public Utility Commission to demand the removal and persecution of the chair Michael Peevey on October 2, 2014.
Posted: Thu Oct 2, 2014 9:04PM
Giant tree fruit grower suggests suing Berkeley over resolution supporting Fresno workers - by United Farm Workers
Berkeley, Calif.—One of America’s largest tree fruit growers is suggesting a lawsuit against Berkeley if its city council approves a resolution at tonight’s meeting urging giant Gerawan Farming Inc. to refrain from violating state labor laws and to “immediately implement [a] union contract issued by [a] neutral mediator and the state of California” last year.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:35PM
Stop ZIM Action Committee Thanks Supporters of Zim Shanghai Pickets and ILWU Local 10 - by Longshoreman's Daughter
The Stop ZIM Action Committee thanks participants and supporters of the Zim Shanghai blockade on Saturday, September 27, and salutes ILWU Local 10 longshore workers for honoring the picket lines.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:44AM
Liverpool Dockers Solidarity with ILWU Local 10 and Oakland Community Picket of ZIM Ships - by Longshoreman's Daughter
Following the successful blockade of the Zim Shanghai at the Port of Oakland on Saturday, September 27, Liverpool dockworkers both past and present sent the following statement of solidarity to ILWU Local 10 longshore workers, for refusing to cross community picket lines against the Israeli-owned ZIM ships. All day Saturday the Zim Shanghai was prevented from doing business in the Bay Area and sent back out to sea with all its cargo untouched. For several days in August another ZIM ship, ...
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:21AM
Bay Area activists again prevent unloading of Israeli ship - by Charlotte Silver, Electronic Intifada
Labor and Palestine solidarity activists in the San Francisco Bay Area came together again in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning, September 28, to greet a cargo ship from the Israeli line Zim at the Port of Oakland.
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:31PM
Israeli Zim Shanghai At Standstill In Oakland By ILWU Action & Picket Line - by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 10 longshore workers refused to work the Israeli Zim ship Shanghai on September 27, 2014 and over 200 picketed the SSA terminal 57 in solidarity with Palestinian trade unionists and people against the military attack on Gaza
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:01PM
Santa Cruz Dream Inn Workers Rally for a Fair Contract - by Alex Darocy
On September 26, workers held a rally at the Santa Cruz Dream Inn to send a strong message to the owners of the landmark hotel that they are demanding a fair contract with meaningful wage increases. Dream Inn workers are presently without a contract and have been negotiating with the hotel for months. Owners are proposing they take a three-year wage freeze followed by 1% and 2% raises in the fourth and fifth years. "We can barely support ourselves now and the Dream Inn wants to make it worse ...
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:57PM
Forum On Richmond Progressive Alliance, Workers And Marxism - by United Public Workers For Action
A forum was held on Sunday September 21, 2014 on the Richmond Progressive Alliance and Marxism with a focus on it's role in labor struggles in the City of Richmond and the bullying of city workers to stop the exposure of corruption by Leslie Knight the former Human Resource Director and the cover-up of this corruption by Richmond city manager Bill Lindsay.
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:49AM
Workers Speak Out At Oakland Climate Rally - by Labor Video Project
Trade unionists including teachers and nurses spoke out about the climate crisis in Oakland. Also Boots Riley spoke and performed for the rally. He called for workers to take over the economy
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:26AM