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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
Golden Gate Bridge Workers Strike To Protect Their Healthcare And Fight Cost Shifting - by Labor Video Project
Golden Gate Bridge workers joined an unfair labor practice strike on September 16, 2014 against attacks on healthcare and cost shifting demands by management.
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:14AM
Block the Boat Diary - by Daniel Borgström
a day to day account from the picket lines blockading the Israeli ship ZIM Piraeus for 4 days in August, finally chasing it back to see only partially unloaded. Most of the goods bound for Oakland wound up in Asia. http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/unpublicized-impact-successful-bds-action
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:22PM
Ironworkers Wildcat In San Francisco To Protest Contract Vote Process And Declining Wages - by Labor Video Project
Ironworkers in a wildcat strike in San Francisco protested a contract and concessions that have left them behind economically. They make less money than Laborers and other building trades workers.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:52AM
CWA Rank and File Give T-Mobil CEO John Legere The Business In San Francisco - by Labor Video Project
T-Mobil CEO John Legere came to San Francisco on September 10,2014 for an "exclusive" advertising event. He was met with dozens of CWA rank and file members protesting the attack on union and democratic rights of T-Mobil workers who have been fired and retaliated against for seeking to form a union.
Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:36PM
9/20 Destination Delano Event Central Valley To Recount 1965 Grape Strike & Lessons Today - by Destination Delano
There will be a commemoration of the 1965 Delano grape workers strike in the California central valley on September 20. Next year is the 50th anniversary of the strike and this two day event on September 20 and 21st of September
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 7:43AM
"Jail The Real Criminals" Oakland Fastfood Workers March & Protest For $15 Wage & Union - by Labor Video Project
Hundreds of fast-food workers and supporters rallied and marched in Oakland and were arrested for blocking the street at 12th and Broadway. The protesters demanded that the "police arrest the real criminals".
Posted: Thu Sep 4, 2014 5:53PM
Labor Day 2014 March And Picket At SF Non-Union Hotels In Fisherman Wharf (audio/x-wav 15.2MB) - by Labor Video Project
On Labor Day Sep, 1, 2014 in San Francisco workers marched and picketed the Radisson and Hyatt Hotel on Fisherman Wharf which are fighting unionization by Unite Here Local 2.
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 7:38PM
Children of Farm Workers Receive Si Se Puede Scholarships;Two were Farm Workers Themselves - by via United Farm Workers
California – The United Farm Workers distributed several scholarships across California in the month of August, 2014 to children of UFW union members and members working in different regions. Several ceremonies were held throughout California to distribute the ¡Si Se Puede! Scholarships.
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 5:19PM
A Brief Reflection on The True Meaning and Value of Labor - by Steve Pleich
Posted: Mon Sep 1, 2014 12:07PM
ILWU Rank and File Back Picket Of Zim ship Piraeus At Port Of Oakland - by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 10 and ILWU Local 34 rank and file backed a picket line at the Port Of Oakland SSA terminal operator to stop the work on the Zim Line ship Piraeus for four days. Longshore workers talk about why they supported the picket line and the role of Oakland police and Alameda County Deputies in their effort to stop the solidarity action
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:51AM
Protesters should be Given a little more Time at CHSWC Meetings - by reposted
The Commission on Health and Safety And Workers Compensation which is run by Ca AFL-CIO Legislative Director Angie Wei has tried to prevent the public and injured workers from speaking out and asking questions at the commission meetings.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:10AM
United States Port Actions End Business as Usual For Israel - by Steven Argue
“An injury to one is an injury to all! Tear down the Israeli Apartheid wall!” Declared third generation Oakland ILWU member Clarence Thomas at a rally of 2,000 to 3,000 people that marked the beginning of pickets and demonstrations that drove the Israeli Zim Piraeus ship from the Port of Oakland with only about 2% of its cargo unloaded. The call for these pickets and strike actions originally came from the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) which has asked worke...
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:05AM