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Independent Truckers Make Their Voices Heard: Third Recent Job Action at Port of Oakland - by Jonathan Nack
Photo by Jonathan Nack The Port of Oakland Truckers Association (POTA) said the strike was called, “in protest of unsafe working conditions and unfair labor practices by terminal owners and Port of Oakland management.“
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:09PM
Fifteen people arrested at Walmart protest in Roseville - by Dan Bacher
“We're standing with Walmart Associates across the nation today,” said Meisha Bradley, who works at the Florin Road Walmart and is a member of OUR Walmart, an organization working for higher pay and better treatment of the retail giant's workers. “I consider this protest to be a big success - we got young and old people here today and we’re going to win this fight together." Photo: Protesters block the street prior to the arrests. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:21PM
Protesters at Capitola Mall Say: Boycott SodaStream, Stop Exploiting Palestinian Land! - by Alex Darocy
Today, Black Friday protesters positioned themselves in various locations at the Capitola Mall to raise awareness about SodaStream, a product that is produced in a factory built on illegal Israeli settlements located on occupied indigenous Palestinian lands.
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:05PM
Making Change at Walmart - Fresno/Covis Black Friday demo - by Mike Rhodes
Protesters held signs in front of the Shaw avenue Walmart in Clovis today (Black Friday) as part of a nationwide effort to hold Walmart accountable for low wages.
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:31PM
IUOE Local 39 St Francis Hospital Engineers Strike Dignity Health To Defend 40 Hr Week - by Labor Video Project
IUOE Local 39 stationary engineers have been on strike against Dignity Health formers Catholic Care West since early October 2013 and the company is demanding the end of he 40 hour week and other concessions. The CEO Lloyd A. Dean is the CEO and is also on the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo Bank. He makes over $5 million a year.
Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:49PM
Oakland Port Truckers and the 99% Maintain Roaming Blockade of the Oakland Port - by Ryan Rising
Oakland Port Truckers and their allies in the 99% maintain a roaming blockade to shut down the Oakland Port despite Oakland Police Department repeatedly moving the picket line with force.
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:46AM
Truckers Shut Down Port Entrance This Morning 5 a.m. Oakland - by Ryan Rising
This morning, starting at 5 a.m. the Oakland Truckers shut down the first entrance to the port at K Street and Middle Harbor Road. Police are already notifying truckers that they will enforce keeping the intersection open at 5:17a.m.
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:24AM
BART Board of Directors unilaterally amend union-approved contract - by World Socialist Website (repost)
A month after the latest strike by transit workers, which was called off by the unions after only four days, on the basis of an agreement that accepts most of management’s key demands: * Directors of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board reject a clause of a labor contract previously approved by workers' unions. * The cost of the clause is relatively minor compared to increased pension and health care costs for workers. * The action expresses the vindictiveness of BART management, backed by ...
Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:09PM
Solidarity With the Port Truckers on Their Picket Lines! - by
Port of Oakland, Berth 58 SSA Middle Harbor Road, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
Event Date:Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:00AM
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:36PM
Port of Oakland Truckers Assn. Send Formal Demands Letter to Mayor, Port, PMA, CARB - by Elizabeth Flynn
"The inaction of all parties addressed in this letter lead us to believe that there are no intentions to agree to any of the items that we need."
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:10AM
Saving the Berkeley Post Office: A Public Meeting to Defend Our Postal Service. - by Dave Welsh
Berkeley Arts Festival Space 2133 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
Event Date:Thu Dec 5, 2013 7:00PM
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:05PM
Earning the Ticket: Interview with Tarcilo Caldera, Oakland Port Trucker and POTA activist - by Jaime Omar Yassin (repost)
Tarcilo Caldera is a thirty year old member of the Port Trucker’s Association [POTA]. He moved to the US from Nicaragua with his family at the age of five—his father has been a Port trucker since 1989 and his mother is a janitor in San Francisco.
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:33AM
Port Of Oakland Truckers Association Votes Unanimously For Wednesday Work Stoppage - by POTA
Port of Oakland Truckers Association (POTA) members voted unanimously late Friday evening to stop work at the port on Wednesday, November 27.
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:09AM
Workers and Students Shutdown UCSC (pt 2: rally videos) (video/x-flv 41.8MB) - by Alex Darocy
Students and workers at UC Santa Cruz blocked both entrances and shut the campus down in support of a University of California-wide unfair labor practices strike on November 20, called for by AFSCME 3299. Videos are from the rally held at the base of campus at noon. Top video: Worker/AFSCME Member speaks.
Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:35AM
Port Of Oakland Truckers Association To Meet With City Officials Today For Last Best Offer - by POTA
Port of Oakland Truckers Association (POTA) board members are once again headed into talks with Oakland city officials today, to discuss funding for mandatory truck upgrades that are putting 800 port jobs on the line.
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:59AM
Workers and Students Shutdown UCSC during Statewide ULP Strike (video/x-flv 31.4MB) - by Alex Darocy
Students and workers at UC Santa Cruz blocked both entrances and shut the campus down in support of a University of California-wide unfair labor practices strike on November 20, called for by AFSCME 3299. [Top video: compilation of clips from the blockade of the west entrance of UCSC and the march down to the main entrance of campus. Scroll down to view photos.]
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:04AM
Stop The Bullying And Union Busting! UCSF AFSCME 3299 Workers Strike - by Labor Video Project
UCSF service workers who are members of AFSCME 3299 went on strike on November 20, 2013. They have faced bullying and union busting.
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:55PM
Oakland Protest/Press Conference Stop Union Busting Against BART Workers Hands Off BART Wo - by United Public Workers For Action
In Front Of BART Offices 344 20th St. Oakland, California
Event Date:Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:15AM
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:15PM
Port Of Oakland Truckers Association Votes To Authorize Third Work Stoppage - by Port of Oakland Truckers Assoc.
Following a meeting last Wednesday with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the Port of Oakland Truckers Association (POTA) convened a general membership meeting and voted unanimously for what amounts to a strike authorization if their demands aren’t met.
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:18AM
Demonstration at San Jose Wendy’s to Highlight Hypocrisy of Founder - by Elisa
782 South Bascom ave Wendy’s, San Jose, CA
Event Date:Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:02PM