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SF Disabled Rights, Police Shooting, Courts Labor & Conard Housing And USW Strike Lessons - by WorkWeek Radio KPFA
A recent US Supreme Court decision about disability rights and police attacks centers on the role of the San Francisco police shooting of Theresa Sheehan at the Conard Co-operative Housing. It also raises the question of so called "non-profits" and the privatization of public housing and oversight by the City and County Of San Francisco. The program also hears from USW 5 Tesoro strikers and the firing of union health and safety activists
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:13PM
Sutter/Alta Bates Fined $71K for Willful Failure to Safely Isolate Potential TB Patients - by via California Nurses Association
California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has fined Sutter corporation’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center $71,275 for willful safety violations for placing two dozen suspected tuberculosis patients in airborne isolation rooms that were inoperable, potentially exposing scores of staff, other patients, and visitors to exposure for TB or other serious infectious diseases.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:13PM
Devastating Fire at AK Press Warehouse: Lives Lost, Residences Destroyed, Dozens Displaced, Businesses Damaged - by Dave Id
Before dawn on Saturday, March 21, a fire erupted in a warehouse on 24th Street in Oakland. Two resident artists died, Davis Letona and Daniel “Moe” Thomas. The fire quickly spread to the adjoining warehouse on 23rd Street commonly known as the AK Press warehouse. On the AK side, three residential units sustained severe damage, at least one being totally destroyed, with a beloved cat succumbing to the smoke and heat. As a result of the three-alarm fire, other units have borne varying ...
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:11PM
Help AK Press & Friends Recover from Fire - by AK Press
In the early morning of March 21, the building behind ours caught fire. Two people lost their lives. The fire moved to the mixed-use warehouse building we share with 1984 Printing and 30+ residents. Everyone in our building got out safely, but several units were completely destroyed. There was extensive water and smoke damage to other units, including the ones occupied by AK Press and 1984 Printing. On the afternoon of March 24th, the City of Oakland red-tagged our building, which prohibits...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:58PM
Sprouts Management Intimidates Protests of Their Brand - by Boycott Sprouts
The management of the chain supermarket retailer Sprouts “Farmers Market” is intimidating and repressing protestors who are speaking out about their greenwashed brand, which is set to pave historic Gill Tract farmland in the East Bay.
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:22PM
Shutting Down Sprouts: Reportback from the #GilltractDefense Action in Walnut Creek - by Kaitlin Oki and Kat Perkins, OTF
Reportback from the #GilltractDefense and Boycott Sprouts action on March 14, 2015 in Walnut Creek, California
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:40PM
USW5 Tesoro Pacheco Oil Workers "All Or None, We Are One" - by Labor Video Project
Tesoro oil refinery bosses in Pacheco has fired three union activists in the national oil workers strike to intimidate and threaten striking USW oil workers. A rally was held on March 18, 2015 to protest this retaliation for union activity. Workers said none will go back unless all strikers and disabled workers go back to work. The shutdown is costing millions of dollars for the bosses but they want to weaken the union with these tactics.
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:23AM
Protesters Shut Down Sprouts Farmers Market to Stop Planned Development of Historic Gill Tract - by Occupy the Farm
On March 14th, farmers and neighbors of the historic Gill Tract turned out in large numbers to disrupt business as usual and eventually shutdown a local Sprouts supermarket. Their message to this corporate supermarket chain? "Don't build a Sprouts 'Farmer's Market' on our historic Gill Tract Farmland".
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:06PM
Sutter Santa Rosa Nurses Vote to Approve Possible Strike - by via California Nurses Association
With a large turnout Thursday, registered nurses at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital voted by 98 percent to authorize their nurse negotiators to call a strike, if needed, to protest the hospital’s refusal to act on their concerns for improved patient care staffing and management demands for significant cuts in health coverage for the nurses and their families.
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:20PM
Korea Sewol Mothers Attend And Speak At San Francisco Labor Council - by Labor Video Project
A delegation of mothers of the Sewol Ferry disaster spoke at the San Francisco Labor Council.
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:35PM
RNs at Watsonville Community Hospital to Testify at City Council on Unsafe Patient Care - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses will testify on deteriorating patient care conditions at Watsonville Community Hospital at the Watsonville City Council Tuesday night. The RNs are seeking the Council's support in demanding that Watsonville Community Hospital take immediate steps to restore patient care conditions at the hospital.
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:21PM
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