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image SVMH RNs Retain Critical Charge Nurse Position, Uphold Patient Care in Tentative Contract 120_salinas_valley_nurses.jpg original image ( 600x346) - 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
text 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
text 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
image May Day Protest 2015 - ILWU Local 10 Initiates Protest Against Police Terror 120_ilwu10_may_day2015_march_marching_guard.jpeg original image ( 600x800) - by Kavilier Films
This is a documentary about the May 1 action on the Oakland docks by ILWU Local 10 and supporters to protest police terror
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:29AM
document CSU Teaching Staff in a "Race To The Bottom: Losing Ground and Losing Faith" race_to_the_bottom_-_losing_ground_and_losing_faith_.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by California Faculty Association
Both the quantitative and the qualitative data reveal a significant economic precariousness in the lives of many CSU faculty. From these responses (and from the salary data provided in our first paper), it is undeniable that significant numbers of faculty teaching in the CSU today are among California’s “working poor.” Many others are financially hanging on by a thread through a variety of means...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:40AM
image Registered Nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Plan Strike 120_salinas_valley_nurses.jpg original image ( 600x346) - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH) will hold a one-day strike beginning May 27 to protest management's insistence on pursuing a restructuring plan that would drastically reduce bedside nursing staff and severely undermine the patient advocacy role of nurses in the hospital.
Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 5:07PM
image APWU Postal Workers And Supporters Rally On "I Stand With Postal Workers" Day 5/14/15 120_apwu_sf_contract_protest5-14-15.jpg original image ( 2560x1920) - by Labor Video Project
American Postal Workers Union members and supporters rallied for a contract and against privatization on May 14, 2015 in San Francisco
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:21PM
text Long-time UNITE HERE Local 2 President Mike Casey Stepping Down - by Marc Norton
What’s ahead (and behind) for San Francisco’s iconic hotel workers union, and an interview with Casey’s successor, Anand Singh
Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:49AM
image Protest the 2015 California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard! 120_protest-2015-california-strawberry-festival.jpg original image ( 802x1038) - by Boycott Driscoll’s
The California Strawberry Festival is one of the largest outdoor annual events in California that celebrates the success of the multi-billion dollar global agricultural industry. However, this success has come at the great economic, social and overall health expense to those who pick the berries. The growers have maintained a blatant disregard for workers’ rights and wellbeing and have also neglected to take a stand as stewards of the environment by stopping the use of harmful industrial ch...
Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:54PM
audio Anarchy on the Shop Floor: Anarchists in Contemporary Labor Struggles (audio/mpeg 59.3MB) - by FireWorks
Militants talk about organizing happening at various workplaces around the Bay Area and beyond. Recorded at the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair, 2015.
Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 12:22AM
image ILWU Local 10 Shuts Down Port, Joins Community in March to Oscar Grant Plaza 120_blm_oak-balt.jpg-large original image ( 1024x684) - by Anti Police-Terror Project
On May Day 2015, ILWU Local 10 shutdown the Port of Oakland in protest of police-terror. In conjunction with the Anti Police-Terror Project and other community orgs., the longshore workers marched to Oscar Grant Plaza and held a rally at City Hall.
Posted: Tue May 5, 2015 5:24PM
image May Day 2015 in San Francisco 120_01_mayday2015_hannaquevedo_2015.jpg original image ( 800x1200) - by HANNA QUEVEDO
Over 200 activists, union members, and community groups marched peacefully from City Hall through the Mission on Friday to mark International Worker’s Day. The march, which coincided with San Francisco’s citywide minimum wage increase to $12.25 an hour, snaked down Mission Street to a final rally at the 24th Street Bart Plaza. Protesters spoke out against police violence, economic inequality and violence against migrants, and urged unity among workers.
Posted: Tue May 5, 2015 12:31AM
text The Tech Commute Did Not Take Place - by Fireworks
The mainstream media attempted to portray the May 1st blockade of the Oakland tech commute a failure. An article on SFGate.com carried the headline “May Day rally fails to block tech bus in Oakland.” Further below in the same article, the author goes on to write, “When the lone bus pulled up at 7:40 a.m., it stopped across the street from protesters and left before they could assemble. Other buses were either rerouted or cancelled in anticipation of the protest.”
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 2:51PM
video Scenes from ILWU Led May Day in Oakland (video/x-ms-wmv 244.2MB) - by Jonathan Nack
Scenes from ILWU Led May Day march and rally in Oakland. 11:22 min. video Video and editing by Jonathan Nack Oakland, CA May 1, 2015
Posted: Sat May 2, 2015 4:40PM
image May Day 2015 in Fresno 120_dsc_2073.jpg original image ( 3008x2000) - by Mike Rhodes
Several hundred workers, immigrants and their allies marched in downtown Fresno on May Day. They demanded immigrant rights and called for police accountability.
Posted: Fri May 1, 2015 10:04PM
image Tech Commute Shut Down at MacArthur BART! 120_yourfriendrequesthasbeendenied.jpg original image ( 1024x768) - by Invisible Committee
In the the middle of April, 2015, a post went up on indybay.org for an early morning action to block the tech buses at the MacArthur BART station. The date of action was set for May 1st, or International Workers Day. This holiday commemorates the execution of several Chicago anarchists in 1886. These men fought for the eight-hour day, a meager goal that would allow workers to have a little time for themselves. For their efforts, the state sentenced these anarchists to death.
Posted: Fri May 1, 2015 3:55PM
image May Day #ShutItDown Communique and Banner Drop Photos! 120_earlymorningmayday.jpg original image ( 3000x4000) - by Wildcat
In preparation for May Day protests, a determined unionist dropped a banner early this morning reading "May Day #SHUTITDOWN!" at 17th and Broadway. This Banner was intentionally dropped near Latham Square, the site of the 1946 Oakland General Strike, in hopes to revive the tactic. We think it is the most effective tool for working class people to achieve their demands for a living wage, against police violence, and against austerity and gentrification. We hope to shut down the city this May D...
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:55AM
image May Day march at Port of Oakland to protest police killings 120_49276_ilwu_banner_mock_.jpg original image ( 2999x764) - by repost
Jack Heyman, retired ILWU Local 10 member and chair of the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee writes about the action by ILWU Local 10 to stop work in protest of police terror against African Americans and Latinos.
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:15PM
calendar MAY DAY #SHUTITDOWN! Flying Picket Against Clorox! 120_11059620_1423215971317417_218344220976133175_o.jpg original image ( 1080x356) - by
Broadway and Telegraph ave. - Oakland - CA
Event Date:Fri May 1, 2015 5:30AM
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:09PM
image Neutral Factfinder Rejects Salinas Hospital’s Plan to Eliminate Charge Nurses 120_salinas-valley-memorial-hospital.jpg original image ( 640x300) - by via California Nurses Association
An impartial fact finding report made public today on the dispute between Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and its registered nurses endorses many of the central issues raised by the RNs on patient care delivery and a controversial restructuring plan sought by the hospital.
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:45AM

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