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State officials fail to take meaningful action on brain-harming pesticide - by Mark Weller-Californians for Pesticide Reform
After a decade of delay, both federal and state officials acknowledge the dangers of chlorpyrifos, but neither has taken action to provide necessary protections for California communities.
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 10:20AM
Deal reached, Santa Clara County workers call off strike - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Hours before thousands of Santa Clara County workers were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday, contract talks between Service Employees International Union Local 521 and the county produced a tentative agreement, and union leaders called off the 6 a.m. strike.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 9:14AM
The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change - by Sharat G. Lin
Another World is Possible! The United States Social Forum 2015 was held in San José at the end of June. A thousand activists from hundreds of organizations worked on strategies for necessary alternatives and system change.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:03PM
"SF Madness" Warriors' And SF Mayor Ed Lee Want Warrior's Stadium Right Next To Hospital - by Labor Video Project
SF mayor Ed Lee and the Warrior management want to build a Golden State Warriors’ entertainment complex right next to the UCSF Mission Bay Children's Hospital. This in addition to the Giant's stadium means serious health and safety concerns say CNA nurses who spoke out.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:43PM
Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model - by Peter Gelderloos, ROAR magazine, June 28,
This is particularly of interest in the context of a total lack of opposition to the end-stage tech-fueled gentrification of San Francisco.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:28AM
Santa Clara County Workers Set Date to Strike: June 30 - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Members of Santa Clara County’s largest union workforce have overwhelmingly voted to go on an unfair practice strike on June 30. Service Employees International Union Local 521 members and community leaders addressed the reasons for the strike at a press conference today held at county headquarters. Workers voted to hold an “open-ended” strike with no end date.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:50PM
From PARKMERCED to the MISSION Workers, Tenants, and Mission District Unite Against MAXIMU - by Andy
16th and Mission BART Plaza
Event Date:Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:16PM
Farm worker champion Sal Alvarez: A life grounded in faith and service - by via UFW
The farm worker movement mourns the passing on June 7, 2015, of Rev. Deacon Sal Alvarez, who played a key role with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in the farm worker movement and on behalf of many other worthy causes over seven decades. Sal was motivated by deep faith in a movement grounded in the Catholic Church’s social justice teachings and dedication to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Photo: Rev. Deacon Sal Alvarez leading a procession into mass during the UFW’s 50th anniversary convention in...
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:43PM
Oakland #OurBudgetOurCity DAY of ACTION!!! - by
8am - Telegraph Ave. and West Macarthur Blvd 11am - Oakland City Hall 3:30pm - Oakland City Hall 4:30pm - Steps of Oakland City Hall 7pm - 14th and Broadway
Event Date:Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:00AM
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:35AM
LaborFest 2015 Schedule - by LaborFest
July 2015 LaborFest schedule
Posted: Mon Jun 8, 2015 7:57PM
UC Santa Cruz Lecturers Mark Expiration of Contract with "St. Precaria's Picnic" - by Alex Darocy
On June 1 the Lecturer's labor contract at UC Santa Cruz expired, and union members with American Federation of Teachers Local 2199 and their supporters marked the day by picketing - and picnicking - at the base of campus. Messages in support of adjunct-faculty members and a more democratized University of California system were displayed as individuals held several large, colorful puppets. Food was served, and the day-long event was dubbed "St. Precaria's Picnic."
Posted: Wed Jun 3, 2015 6:46PM
Shared Rides or Bandit Cabs? - by Tes Welborn
Are Companies like Uber and Lyft Helping or Hurting San Francisco? June 11, 7 pm It also seems that TNCs are only interested in serving some of the public. Beyond the transportation-specific concerns, TNCs exemplify the erosion of labor protections implicit in much of the sharing economy. Hear more on these issues and how public policy should address them at the HANC general membership meeting, 7pm Thursday, June 11 at 1833 Page Street.
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 9:28AM
Video of Santa Cruz City Service Workers Rally, March, Arrests (video/mp4 97.7MB) - by Skidmark Bob
Here's a rough cut of Santa Cruz City service workers rally/march organized by SEIU 521 Santa Cruz County Chapter on 5/26/2015 A rally at Town Clock a march and rally at City Hall and arrests in council chambers.
Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:16AM
RNs at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Overwhelmingly Vote to Ratify New Contract - by via California Nurses Association
At membership meetings on Wednesday, registered nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH) voted overwhelmingly—by 98.5 percent—to ratify a new contract with the hospital, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today.
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 3:51PM
Picket-Picnic for UC Lecturers - by Chris Hables Gray, UC-AFT
From 8 in the morning until 4pm, UCSC-AFT lecturers will be picketing and picnicking (12 to 2pm) at the main entrance to campus. Come by to learn about our contract fight (contract expires June 1!) and the progressive labor movement.
Event Date:Mon Jun 1, 2015 8:00AM
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:47AM
Santa Cruz City Workers Rally, March, Arrests - by Skidmark Bob
Rally, March and Arrests for Santa Cruz City Workers.
Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 9:56PM
Rally in support of Santa Cruz City Workers - by
Clock Tower & City Hall
Event Date:Tue May 26, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 5:02PM
SVMH RNs Retain Critical Charge Nurse Position, Uphold Patient Care in Tentative Contract - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH) have reached a tentative contract agreement with hospital officials, protecting the vital clinical role of the charge nurse, a key issue in the contract fight that will strengthen quality of care at the hospital, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today.
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 6:21PM
AFSCME 3299 & CLF Call on UC to Support Equal Pay for its Subcontractors - by via AFSCME 3299
San Francisco: As State and Federal lawmakers struggle to address the growing problems of poverty and income inequality, AFSCME 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger, California Labor Federation Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski and others today publicly called upon UC President Janet Napolitano to support SB 376 (Lara)—a measure that would guarantee that the employees of private firms providing contract services to the University are paid commensurate wages as career UC employees performing the sa...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:00PM
UCSC Chancellor Blumenthal: Stop the Parking Fee Hikes - by Petition via Teamsters Local 2010
Sign petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ucsc-chancellor-blumenthal
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:53PM