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Solidarity Picket with USW 5 refinery workers! - by IWW - EUC
Join us this Friday, March 6th to support the picket lines of USW 5 Refinery Workers. Friday - March 6th - Noon - Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery - 150 Solano Way, Pacheco, CA 94553
Event Date:Fri Mar 6, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2015 2:29PM
An Open Letter about Student Protests at UCSC - by SA Smythe and Jennifer Teschler
While there have been vociferous expressions of support and solidarity for the recent UC student protests, a number of students, parents, faculty, administrators, and members of the greater Santa Cruz community have expressed frustration, what borders on vitriolic hatred, and ad hominem attacks against those who took to the highways and most recently to the campus entrances. As longterm members of the UC community, we know firsthand that these students are fighting so that all students might ...
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2015 1:37PM
The 105th International Working Women's Day March and Celebration - El 105a Día Internacio - by Irma Bajar
Lake Merritt Amphitheater 12th St & 1st Ave Oakland
Event Date:Sun Mar 8, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2015 9:10AM
MUA(Mujeres Unidas Y Activas) update of DAPA AND DACA Injunction on Setting the Standard (audio/mpeg 35.4MB) - by paz
Regional Immigrant Rights Work MUA is a leader in regional efforts that ensure that the Bay Area continues to be on the cutting edge of pushing pro-immigrant rights policies. In addition to halting the deportations and ensuring due process for all, MUA works in coalition with other organizations to respond to emerging issues in the immigrant community. Among these are a response to the current humanitarian crisis of mothers and children crossing the border form Central America and Mex...
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 5:08PM
Hands Off OSHA Lawyer &AFGE Steward Darrell Whitman-Defend Health And Safety Whistleblower - by Labor Video Project
A press conference and rally was held to defend Federal OSHA lawyer and AFGE steward Darrell Whitman who has been bullied and is in the process of being fired for standing up for OSHA health and safety whistleblowers
Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2015 12:13PM
National Scholarly Research ~ Historic Stockton Waterfront District - by khubaka, michael harris
Historic Stockton Waterfront District builds on an amazing legacy 1840-1870. 2015 Stockton Black History Month ends with new primary source documents towards sharing a historic legacy unknown, unvalued or to be kept underground. The Ebony Boat Club is a welcomed maritime resource and recreational opportunity to join a growing collaboration of City, County, State and National officials eager to highlight the positive contribution by people of African ancestry. In context of a national conv...
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:04PM
Bosses ‘fire’ 300 Local 10 members in Oakland after tentative agreement at West Coast port - by Cheryl LaBash, Workers World
News broke on Feb. 20 that an agreement between the Pacific Maritime Association — the organization of the West Coast port bosses — and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union would allow full-time work to unload a two-month backup of shipping pending a ratification vote of the union. The PMA had imposed mini lockouts for the past months on the union in an attempt to win a contract that left workers at a disadvantage. But the battle is still on.
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:09AM
San Mateo County Nurses Contract Strengthens the County Health System - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses have reached a tentative contract agreement with San Mateo County that they say will lead to improved patient care and strengthen the County health system. Nurses secured wage improvements that will help retain experienced nurses, added workplace violence protections, and expanded a committee of RNs tasked with addressing patient care concerns, among other gains.
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:08PM
Issues Facing The ILWU-Local 10 Member Anthony Leviege - by Labor Video Project
ILUW Local 10 longshore worker Anthony Leviege talks about the ongoing struggle with the Pacific Maritime Association and the need to have a democratic and rank and file controlled union.
Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:15AM
Santa Cruz Dream Inn Workers Go on Strike - by Alex Darocy
Workers at the Santa Cruz Dream Inn began a two-day strike today, prompting the hotel to close its restaurant, Aquarius. Cooks, Waiters, Bartenders, Bell Persons, Front Desk Clerks, Room Cleaners, Maintenance Workers, and all other employees are refusing to work, and picket lines are scheduled for the front of the hotel from 6am-10pm for both days of the strike. Workers approved the action after months of failed contract negotiations with owners, who have been expecting them to accept a three...
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:09PM
Mark w/ BAMN Interview Work-To-Rule Action in Oakland; 20 Schools Participate (audio/x-wav 130.8MB) - by paz
Teachers at about 20 Oakland public schools are working the minimum number of required hours in a labor action to protest the slow pace of contract negotiations, teacher union president Trish Gorham said Friday Several hundred Oakland Education Association teachers as well as students and parents rallied outside an Oakland Unified School District Board meeting on Jan. 28. After they went inside, they spoke out against proposals to privatize Fremont, Castlemont and McClymonds high schools, ...
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:57PM
IBEW 1245 Scabs On Striking Sheetmetal Workers In San Francisco - by repost
IBEW 1245 in San Francisco is crossing the picket lines of striking Sheetmetal Workers Local 104
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:46PM
National Adjunct Day of Action: Saint Precaria's Pilgrimage - by
UCSC Quarry Plaza
Event Date:Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:25PM
Nurses to Rally At Attorney General’s Sacramento Office Tuesday - by via California Nurses Association
Dozens of Daughters of Charity registered nurses, joined by other hospital workers, will rally outside the offices of Attorney General Kamala Harris calling on her to approve the sale of six endangered California Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) hospitals to Prime Healthcare without conditions that would likely scuttle the sale and force the hospitals to close.
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:32PM
RNs to Join Martinez Refinery Workers on Picket Line Thursday - by via California Nurses Association
In a show of support for striking refinery workers and their fight for stronger health and safety standards, registered nurses will hold a press conference with them Thursday in Martinez, Ca. Environmental organizations are also expected to join.
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:38PM
Forum: IMPERIALISM GONE CRAZY? Imperialism, Inter-Imperialist War and Labor - by IDG
A forum was held on 2/7/15 in San Francisco with the title Imperialism, Inter-Imperialist War, Labor And Capitalism Are We Headed Toward An Imperialist World War? As the presenters pointed out the US has a long history of intervention in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia.
Posted: Sun Feb 8, 2015 11:44PM
Fire All Cops! - by Solidarity Monterey
On February 22nd, 2014 a CSU Monterey Bay police officer arrived at a student’s apartment because the student was supposedly trying to commit suicide. Now that cop is likely going to be fired for not using excessive force; specifically, for not tasing the student. The details vary according to who recounts the story, and the whole thing has been complicated by a legal shitstorm between the CSUMB cop and their union on one side, and the city of Marina police department on the other. The CSUM...
Posted: Sat Feb 7, 2015 7:01PM
Protest at Pacheco Refinery - by repost
150 Solano Way Pacheco, CA 94553
Event Date:Sat Feb 7, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Feb 6, 2015 9:47AM
Salinas RNs Endorse Community Mediator to Settle Contract Dispute - by via California Nurses Association
Following 10 months of contentious talks that have failed to produce movement by stubborn hospital officials on demands that registered nurses say would jeopardize patient safety, including a management plan to eliminate about 10 percent of all bedside nurses at the hospital, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital RNs said yesterday that they support a proposal by State Assembly member Luis Alejo for a community mediator to work to resolve the dispute.
Posted: Wed Feb 4, 2015 1:44PM
A Year in the Streets: Resistance in the Bay in 2014 - by FireWorks
From the blockading of Google buses to the blockading of major freeways. From riots against white supremacy and police in Oakland to anti-tech and gentrification brawls in San Francisco, 2014 was an explosive year. Battles erupted in a variety of places and around various issues. Against surveillance, against the eviction of squats and homeless camps, against Israeli attacks on Gaza at the Port of Oakland, and in workplaces and neighborhoods across the region. While the bay changed for the wo...
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:36PM