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Oakland Council Votes for Port-Only DAC, March 5, 2014: Full Video & City Resolution (video/mp4 340.3MB) - by Dave Id
For the history books, here's the full 5-hour video of the Oakland City Council discussion on Phase II development of the Domain Awareness Center from March 4, 2014. One hundred and forty-nine public speaker's cards were turned in prior to the meeting. Public comment was unanimous against a city-wide DAC. Council members, after having revealed on February 18 an interest in reigning in the expansive surveillance system that city staffers have pushed, followed through by passing a resolution...
Posted: Sun Mar 9, 2014 7:29PM
March 5-6 UCSC Hahn Occupation Statement - by Autonomous Students
March 5-6 UCSC Hahn Occupation Statement
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 10:55AM
Students End Hahn Occupation - by Alex Darocy
Students at UC Santa Cruz left the Hahn student services building today after occupying it for nearly 18 hours. Approximately 30 students decided as a group to leave; all of them were undergraduates. Before exiting the building they cleaned the area they occupied and then sang songs of solidarity and protest. The occupation was in support of UC workers and in continued opposition to the appointment of Janet Napolitano as president of the University of California system.
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 10:36AM
UCSC Students Shut Down Registrar, Occupy Hahn Building (part 2, photos) - by Alex Darocy
On March 5, students at UC Santa Cruz rallied in support of UC workers and in continued opposition to the appointment of Janet Napolitano as president of the University of California system. After a short rally at Quarry Plaza, students eventually marched to the Hahn student services building, which they decided to occupy indefinitely.
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 3:25AM
Rally to support Berkeley Living Wage Proposl - by Harry Brill
Near top ofSolano Avenue, Berkeley by closed Oak Theater
Event Date:Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 4:05PM
San Francisco Living Wage Coalition Meeting - by Karl Kramer
Redstone Building, 2940 16th St, Room 301 (16th St. betw. Mission and South Van Ness) (#12, 14, 22 buses, or 16th St BART) Map of location: http://tinyurl.com/8wbvhbr
Event Date:Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 7:15AM
UCSC Graduate Student Workers Receive Demands, Cancel Strike - by via UAW 2865
Graduate Student Workers at UC Santa Cruz announced on March 4 that, after two days of discussions, management has given in to all of their demands. The results: No more underpaid undergrad TAs, back pay ($6000 each) for all those who've already been in that position, serious reduction in TA workload for poorly planned Arts department classes, and a committee established to make recommendations for class-sizes with equal voices for labor and management.
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 7:39PM
As UC Continues Bad Faith Bargaining with Patient Care Workers, ULP Strike Vote Scheduled - by AFSCME 3299
Oakland: The University of California’s largest union, AFSCME 3299, has announced that its 13,000 Patient Care Technical Workers will vote on whether to authorize an Unfair Labor Practice Strike on March 12th and 13th.
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 1:19PM
Interview with Jose Maria Sison - by New Culture Magazine
Interview with Jose Maria Sison, Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines by New Culture Magazine, Communist Reconstruction Union of Brazil
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 10:33PM
Solidarity Rally for South Korean Rail Workers, San Francisco, 2/25/2014 - by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
On February 25th, 2014, a United Front rally was held in front of the Korean Consulate in San Francisco in defense of the Korean Rail Workers Union (KRWU). This is the third demonstration in the last four months. At the last rally (January 17, 2014), the Korean Consulate, working with the US State Department, attempted to disrupt the rally by organizing right-wing Koreans in a counterdemonstration. The right wingers also attempted to disrupt this rally, but this time they were outnumbered an...
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 8:45PM
Women in Labor - WILPF Public Meeting - by Lynda Francis
Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt St., Santa Cruz
Event Date:Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 9:22AM
Farmers target four Sprouts locations to save Gill Tract farm - by Boycott Sprouts
On Saturday afternoon, urban farmers demonstrated at Sprouts grocery chain locations in Petaluma, Fremont, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View. The farmers held banners, distributed flyers, and mic-checked messages urging customers to shop elsewhere until the chain agrees not to pave over the historic Gill Tract farm in Albany.
Posted: Sat Mar 1, 2014 10:16PM
AFSCME 3299 Cancels Strike, Announces "Historic" Agreement for UC Service Workers - by AFSCME Local 3299
Oakland: The University of California and AFSCME 3299 have reached an historic, tentative, 4-year contract agreement for the system’s 8300 Service Workers. As a result, next week’s scheduled strike by AFSCME 3299 represented UC workers has been cancelled.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:59PM
At UCSC Rally, Students Continue to Seek Napolitano's Resignation and Justice for Workers (video/x-flv 33.6MB) - by Alex Darocy
Students rallied at UC Santa Cruz on February 26 to continue to protest the hiring of Janet Napolitano as president of the University of California system. "We say no to Napolitano, yes to worker demands," organizers stated in an announcement for the event where students also expressed solidarity with UC Service Workers represented by AFSCME 3299, who will be striking statewide on March 3-7. [Top video: Mic Check at McHenry Library]
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:04AM
Food & Water Watch Exposes USDA Inspection Staffing Shortages - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. — On February 10, Food & Water Watch sent a letter (see PDF) to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to investigate the staffing deficiencies at the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) brought about by a questionable policy to hire temporary meat and poultry inspectors instead of full-time permanent inspection personnel.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:25AM
"Defend The Right To Strike For Korean Workers " SF Rally For Korean Feb25 General Strike - by Labor Video Project
Trade unionists, activists and youth rallied on February 25, 2014 at the Korean consulate in San Francisco to support the general strike in Korea against repression and the attack on the railway workers and other workers in Korea who are fighting privatization
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:09PM
Immigrant Rights Action: Sit-in Blocks Major Intersection in E. Palo Alto - by R. Robertson
250 people marched in E. Palo Alto for immigration reform today. There was a sit-in in the middle of a busy intersection in front of IKEA that blocked traffic.
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:17PM
UC Student Worker Justice Network Demands Fair Contract for AFSCME 3299 Workers - by UC Student Worker Justice Network
We, the Student Worker Justice Network, are a coalition of students, staff, faculty and community members working for fair wages and just working conditions for UC workers, and we demand a fair contract for AFSCME 3299 service workers in the University of California system.
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:49PM
Low-wage America fights back - by
Oakland Peace Center / First Christian Church 111 Fairmount Ave, Oakland
Event Date:Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:30PM
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:59AM
Vergara v. California: Teachers’ rights under attack - by David Feldman
Teachers are currently being attacked on many fronts. Our professionalism is questioned and a bipartisan consensus in congress blames teacher unions for the deficiencies in public education, while the schools we work in are underfunded and under of privatization. Powerful interests including the Walton family of Walmart infamy, Bill Gates of Microsoft, and Los Angeles based billionaire Eli Broad have demonized public schools and pushed for more charters while dismissing the demands of teacher...
Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:44PM