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Spirited Rally at McDonalds in Oakland Demands $15 Dollars an Hour Minimum (video/x-ms-wmv 96.6MB) - by Jonathan Nack
Posted: Sat Dec 7, 2013 12:25PM
Will UESF fight for a Living Wage? - by Andy Libson & Adrienne Johnstone
This article summarizes the major issues around UESF's upcoming contract fight and argues that the issues surround the wages and work hours of our poorest members must be central to our fight this year. It also makes the case for the need to prepare for a strike.
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 8:53PM
People’s Democratic Club resolution supports striking engineers - by People's Democratic Club of Santa Cruz County
The People’s Democratic Club of Santa Cruz County, at its November meeting, unanimously passed a resolution supporting members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 39 in their on-going strike against Dominican Hospital’s corporate parent, Dignity Health.
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 12:16PM
SA Ambassador Ebrahim Rassol Presents Mandela Award To Honor Leo Robinson & ILWU Local 10 - by Labor Video Project
The ILWU Local 10 was the only union in the United States to take direct labor action to oppose the South African apartheid regime in 1984 when they refused to move South African cargo at Pier 80 in San Francisco. Their action was recognized by Nelson Mandela when he came to Oakland after release from prison and also the Local and ILWU Local 10 member Leo Robinson who was honored by the South African government with the Mandela award.
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 7:40AM
Oakland Fastfood Workers Walk-Out At McDonalds In Nat Action For Wages & Union Rights - by Labor Video Project
Fast food workers at the Oakland McDonalds near civic center went on strike and were joined by other fast food workers and labor supporters. Also Oakland Musican Boots Riley of "The Coup" joined the protest.
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 8:18PM
Low Pay is NOT Okay: Protest in front of McDonalds in San José - by Laura Tanner
A raucous rally in San José in front of the McDonalds on W. San Carlos drew dozens including union members from the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Industrial Workers of the World, and Service Employees International Union. A member of the United Food and Commercial Workers union came from the Safeway next door to the fast food establishment and addressed the crowd in both Spanish and English. Somos unionistas!
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 6:52PM
Protest Rocks Oakland McDonalds – Part of nationwide day of actions - by Jonathan Nack
Young workers celebrated and danced as much as they protested. They appeared excited to be coming together to organize. Photo by Jonathan Nack Protest at MCDonalds in Oakland for $15 minimum wage December 5, 2013
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 4:48PM
Independent Truckers Make Their Voices Heard: Third Recent Job Action at Port of Oakland - by Jonathan Nack
Photo by Jonathan Nack The Port of Oakland Truckers Association (POTA) said the strike was called, “in protest of unsafe working conditions and unfair labor practices by terminal owners and Port of Oakland management.“
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:09PM
Fifteen people arrested at Walmart protest in Roseville - by Dan Bacher
“We're standing with Walmart Associates across the nation today,” said Meisha Bradley, who works at the Florin Road Walmart and is a member of OUR Walmart, an organization working for higher pay and better treatment of the retail giant's workers. “I consider this protest to be a big success - we got young and old people here today and we’re going to win this fight together." Photo: Protesters block the street prior to the arrests. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:21PM
Protesters at Capitola Mall Say: Boycott SodaStream, Stop Exploiting Palestinian Land! - by Alex Darocy
Today, Black Friday protesters positioned themselves in various locations at the Capitola Mall to raise awareness about SodaStream, a product that is produced in a factory built on illegal Israeli settlements located on occupied indigenous Palestinian lands.
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:05PM
Making Change at Walmart - Fresno/Covis Black Friday demo - by Mike Rhodes
Protesters held signs in front of the Shaw avenue Walmart in Clovis today (Black Friday) as part of a nationwide effort to hold Walmart accountable for low wages.
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:31PM
IUOE Local 39 St Francis Hospital Engineers Strike Dignity Health To Defend 40 Hr Week - by Labor Video Project
IUOE Local 39 stationary engineers have been on strike against Dignity Health formers Catholic Care West since early October 2013 and the company is demanding the end of he 40 hour week and other concessions. The CEO Lloyd A. Dean is the CEO and is also on the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo Bank. He makes over $5 million a year.
Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:49PM
Oakland Port Truckers and the 99% Maintain Roaming Blockade of the Oakland Port - by Ryan Rising
Oakland Port Truckers and their allies in the 99% maintain a roaming blockade to shut down the Oakland Port despite Oakland Police Department repeatedly moving the picket line with force.
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:46AM
Truckers Shut Down Port Entrance This Morning 5 a.m. Oakland - by Ryan Rising
This morning, starting at 5 a.m. the Oakland Truckers shut down the first entrance to the port at K Street and Middle Harbor Road. Police are already notifying truckers that they will enforce keeping the intersection open at 5:17a.m.
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:24AM
BART Board of Directors unilaterally amend union-approved contract - by World Socialist Website (repost)
A month after the latest strike by transit workers, which was called off by the unions after only four days, on the basis of an agreement that accepts most of management’s key demands: * Directors of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board reject a clause of a labor contract previously approved by workers' unions. * The cost of the clause is relatively minor compared to increased pension and health care costs for workers. * The action expresses the vindictiveness of BART management, backed by ...
Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:09PM
Solidarity With the Port Truckers on Their Picket Lines! - by
Port of Oakland, Berth 58 SSA Middle Harbor Road, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
Event Date:Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:00AM
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:36PM
Port of Oakland Truckers Assn. Send Formal Demands Letter to Mayor, Port, PMA, CARB - by Elizabeth Flynn
"The inaction of all parties addressed in this letter lead us to believe that there are no intentions to agree to any of the items that we need."
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:10AM
Saving the Berkeley Post Office: A Public Meeting to Defend Our Postal Service. - by Dave Welsh
Berkeley Arts Festival Space 2133 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
Event Date:Thu Dec 5, 2013 7:00PM
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:05PM
Earning the Ticket: Interview with Tarcilo Caldera, Oakland Port Trucker and POTA activist - by Jaime Omar Yassin (repost)
Tarcilo Caldera is a thirty year old member of the Port Trucker’s Association [POTA]. He moved to the US from Nicaragua with his family at the age of five—his father has been a Port trucker since 1989 and his mother is a janitor in San Francisco.
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:33AM
Port Of Oakland Truckers Association Votes Unanimously For Wednesday Work Stoppage - by POTA
Port of Oakland Truckers Association (POTA) members voted unanimously late Friday evening to stop work at the port on Wednesday, November 27.
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:09AM