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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
UC Strike Called for January 27th - by via UAPD
The Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) has given the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) notice that doctors employed by its student health centers will hold a one-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike on Tuesday, January 27th, starting at 7:30 am.
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:55PM
Changing Our Union, Not Just Our Leaders: Proposals for the UESF election - by Adrienne Johnstone and Andrew Libson
Elections are approaching for the leadership of United Educators of San Francisco. Here we offer a platform for a new leadership and, more importantly, for a new kind of union.
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:12AM
1,500 march for Peace and Social Justice in Fresno - by Mike Rhodes
A large march (the Fresno Bee estimated 1,500 people) was held on Martin Luther King Day in downtown Fresno. The marchers were there to honor King’s life. Many also came to demand police accountability, peace, social and economic Justice. Here are some photos from the march and the audio from Dolores Huerta’s keynote address.
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:39AM
Justice Now-MLK Oakland Rally/Workers & Community Demand Justice And An End To Privatization - by Labor Video Project
Thousands of workers and youth attended a rally and march on MLK's birthday and spoke about repression, murder and the fight against charters on Oakland schools and privatization.
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:08PM
ALDF Intervenes in Cal OSHA Lawsuit after Lion Kills Worker; “Cat Haven” Settles - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Dunlap, Calif. — Last week, on January 6, a legal settlement brought conclusion to the tragic and fatal mauling of a zoo employee at Cat Haven Zoo, a 100 acre facility west of Kings Canyon National Park. The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) intervened in the legal battle between the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal OSHA) and Project Survival (which runs Cat Haven), eventually resulting in approval of Cal/OSHA’s new requirement of...
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:06PM
National Efforts for Police Accountability and Community Empowerment Must Include Salinas - by via Luis J. Rodriguez
Most of the poor and Spanish-speaking population lives in East Salinas, on the “wrong side” of the 101 Freeway. On the west end are predominately better-off communities. Some people call this divide the “lettuce” curtain. From March through July of this year, police killed four East Salinas residents who had no weapons, save work tools like a leafing knife, shears, or a common cell phone. One young woman videotaped officers with guns drawn against one of those residents; the man appea...
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:43PM
Kaiser NUHW Healthcare Workers Strike Against Short Staffing Threatening Health - by Labor Video Project
On January 12, 2015, over two thousand NUHW Kaiser healthcare workers struck against staffing shortage and continued dangerous health and safety conditions.
Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:40AM
Blowing Up Candlestick Park-From Ferguson To San Francisco With Dr. Ray Tomkins - by Labor Video Project
The politicians of San Francisco are colluding with the corrupt developer Lennar to blow up the Candlestick stadium since it is in a poor Black and working class neighborhood. This effort to increase the profits of Lennar seriously threaten the health and safety of the community. Willie Brown, Nancy Pelosi, SF Mayor Ed Lee all have their hands in this development
Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:44PM
Smashed Up: Young Service Workers on the Sanctity of Small Business - by The East Bay Solidarity Network
The Easy Bay Solidarity Network tackles the myth of the small business and hallow criticisms of the recent uprisings against police brutality.
Posted: Mon Jan 5, 2015 9:57PM
Reporters BANNED at California State Sponsored 100th Anniversary of Workers' Comp & Safety - by Injured Workers National Network
At a California meeting for "Celebrating 100 Years" of Workers' Compensation & Health & Safety at the Oakland State Building on December 15, 2014, reporters were prevented from attending the state sponsored meeting. The meeting was funded by the insurance industry. Department of Industrial Relations DIR Director Christine Baker has been charged with terrorizing and bullying the employees of Cal-OSHA.
Posted: Mon Jan 5, 2015 11:12AM
Rally: Get The Crooks Out Of SF Employees Retirement System SFERS - by United Public Workers For Action
Paskin Capital Advisors, LLC 655 Montgomery Street Suite 1410 San Francisco, CA 94111
Event Date:Mon Jan 5, 2015 4:00PM
Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:06PM
SF Public Pensions Under Threat With Journalist David Sirota & CA DIR "Secret Event" - by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek interviews journalist David Sirota about the conflicts of interest in the SF public employees pension plan and the threat to invest in hedge funds. WW also looks at the "private event" held by Christine Baker the head of the California Division of Industrial Relations on health and safety and workers compensation. All reporters were excluded from the event which was funded by the insurance industry
Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:33PM
CPUC President Peevey Tries To Shutdown Speakers Against "Smart Meters At CPUC Meeting - by Labor Video Project
The California Public Utility Commission president MIchael Peevey who has a long history of corruption and conflicts of interests with the utilities and telecom tried to shutdown people who have been harmed with "smart meters".
Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:34PM
Nurses to Issue Impact Report, Urge State Officials to Save Daughters of Charity - by via National Nurses United
Registered nurses who work in five Daughters of Charity hospitals across California will hold a Sacramento press conference Wednesday to urge Attorney General Kamala Harris to approve the sale of the hospitals to a buyer that has pledged to stop the threatened closure of the hospitals and preserve critical healthcare services. Photo: Registered Nurses held a vigil on Dec. 12, in front of O'Connor Hospital in San Jose supporting the sale to Prime Healthcare.
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:11PM
Cops And IFPTE 21 Push Hedge Funds While CCSF City Workers Unite Against Hedge Funds - by Labor Video Project
SF City And County Workers and Retirees protested the attempt to use city worker pension funds for purchase of hedge funds. The IFPTE Local 21 run by Bob Muscat and the Police Officers Association representatives were pushing for the use of city pension funds for these hedge funds. There are systemic conflicts of interests since some board members including Mayor Lee's appointee Wendy Paskin-Jordan has investments in hedge funds and actually sells them.
Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:06PM
UC Student-Worker Union Members Vote to Support Divestment from Israel - by via UAW 2865
HISTORIC: UAW 2865, UC STUDENT-WORKER UNION, BECOMES FIRST MAJOR U.S. LABOR UNION TO SUPPORT DIVESTMENT FROM ISRAEL BY MEMBERSHIP VOTE.
Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:45PM
From Ferguson To SF And The Murder Of Alex Nieto With Adriana Camarena - by Labor Video Project
At a conference called from Ferguson To San Francisco on December 6, 2014 at the Bayview Library Adriana Camarena discussed the murder of CCSF student and worker Alex Nieto.
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 2:59PM
Nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Ready to Strike to Stop Erosion in Patient Care - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH) authorized a strike, if necessary, to protest management's refusal to address issues that are fundamental to quality patient care at the facility and answer basic questions regarding their proposed restructuring plan. (Photo: Nurses attending the SVMH Board meeting in August.)
Posted: Fri Dec 5, 2014 11:13PM
A new contract for UESF? Why we’re voting NO. - by Adrienne Johnstone & Andy Libson
two SF educators make the case for members of United Educators of San Francisco to vote NO our proposed contract settlement
Posted: Wed Dec 3, 2014 6:01PM