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Spirited Rally at McDonalds in Oakland Demands $15 Dollars an Hour Minimum (video/x-ms-wmv 96.6MB) - by Jonathan Nack
Posted: Sat Dec 7, 2013 12:25PM
Will UESF fight for a Living Wage? - by Andy Libson & Adrienne Johnstone
This article summarizes the major issues around UESF's upcoming contract fight and argues that the issues surround the wages and work hours of our poorest members must be central to our fight this year. It also makes the case for the need to prepare for a strike.
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 8:53PM
The Corporate Tax Rate Debate, 30pp - by Center for Effective Government
Lower taxes on corporate profits not linked to job creation.
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 5:34PM
The Global Economy: Battle lost; austerity won - by Antonio Fatas
When reality contradicts facts, reality is redefined.
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 5:29PM
People’s Democratic Club resolution supports striking engineers - by People's Democratic Club of Santa Cruz County
The People’s Democratic Club of Santa Cruz County, at its November meeting, unanimously passed a resolution supporting members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 39 in their on-going strike against Dominican Hospital’s corporate parent, Dignity Health.
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 12:16PM
Holiday Rally at La Playa Carmel! - by
La Playa Carmel (Camino Real & 8th Ave., Carmel, CA)
Event Date:Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:30PM
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 11:52AM
SA Ambassador Ebrahim Rassol Presents Mandela Award To Honor Leo Robinson & ILWU Local 10 - by Labor Video Project
The ILWU Local 10 was the only union in the United States to take direct labor action to oppose the South African apartheid regime in 1984 when they refused to move South African cargo at Pier 80 in San Francisco. Their action was recognized by Nelson Mandela when he came to Oakland after release from prison and also the Local and ILWU Local 10 member Leo Robinson who was honored by the South African government with the Mandela award.
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 7:40AM
Oakland Fastfood Workers Walk-Out At McDonalds In Nat Action For Wages & Union Rights - by Labor Video Project
Fast food workers at the Oakland McDonalds near civic center went on strike and were joined by other fast food workers and labor supporters. Also Oakland Musican Boots Riley of "The Coup" joined the protest.
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 8:18PM
Low Pay is NOT Okay: Protest in front of McDonalds in San José - by Laura Tanner
A raucous rally in San José in front of the McDonalds on W. San Carlos drew dozens including union members from the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Industrial Workers of the World, and Service Employees International Union. A member of the United Food and Commercial Workers union came from the Safeway next door to the fast food establishment and addressed the crowd in both Spanish and English. Somos unionistas!
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 6:52PM
Protest Rocks Oakland McDonalds – Part of nationwide day of actions - by Jonathan Nack
Young workers celebrated and danced as much as they protested. They appeared excited to be coming together to organize. Photo by Jonathan Nack Protest at MCDonalds in Oakland for $15 minimum wage December 5, 2013
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 4:48PM
Philippines: Justice for Ka Norvict! - by Citizens Action Party (Akbayan)
Akbayan Partylist condemns the cold-blooded murder of its fisherfolk leader Honorio “ Norvict” Baculao in Bohol. Ka Norvict, as he is fondly called by comrades in the civil society community and social movements, had just attended a municipal assembly of civil society groups and basic sectors in Getafe, Bohol on Tuesday when he was shot in the head by a lone gunman. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and comrades who are grieving his loss.
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2013 11:04PM
McJobs - not lovin'it - by Jed Holtz
News and analysis of the severe level of joblessness among young workers, and information on energetic mobilizing against puny wages and lousy prospects.
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2013 5:19PM
The State of Work in the Age of Anxiety - by Harold Meyerson
From 1947 to 1974, American workers brought home most of the wealth they produced. Since 1974, they have steadily lost power - and they're getting just a fraction of the wealth they produce today.. Harold Meyerson is editor-at-large at The American Prospect and a columnist for The Washington Post
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2013 4:54AM
VIDEO: "Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis," 46 min - by www.therealnews.com
By spending $4 billion in lobbying and campaign contributions, Wall Street banks carried out a "quiet coup" (Simon Johnson). Banks own this place (Sen. Dick Durbin). The state has become the "errand boy" of the banks (Bill Moyers).
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 11:44AM
VIDEO: Wage Crisis with Joseph Stiglitz - by www.therealnews.com
Economic hardship in the world's biggest financial superpower. The squeezed American middle class
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:48PM
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
BART Workers, Oakland Port Truckers, The ILWU And The Class Struggle-TWSC Forum - by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
On November 10, 2013, the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee held a forum on the lessons of the BART workers struggle, the struggle of the Oakland port truckers and the ILWU.
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:49AM
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