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New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century, 21 min - by Thomas Piketty
Thomas Piketty is the author of the 2014 bestseller "Capital in the 21st Century."
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:23AM
Dream Inn Workers Keep Pressure on Management During Contract Negotiations - by Alex Darocy
On October 17, workers, union reps, labor organizers, and community supporters returned to the Santa Cruz Dream Inn for a second rally in a month's time as workers at the hotel continue to demand a fair contract during negotiations. Management wants workers to take a three-year wage freeze, with raises limited to 1% and 2% in the fourth and fifth year. Dream Inn Workers have been negotiating with the Dream Inn for several months now and this offer continues to be unacceptable to them.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:44PM
What is the American Left? - by Norman Birnbaum
The Black Congressional Caucus and the Progressive Caucus, and a handful of old and new Senators (Warren of Masschusetts and Sanders of Vermont) represent continuity in articulating the traditions of the New Deal and the Great Society. So do a number of Governors (Brown of California and O’Malley of Maryland).
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:54AM
Stop Lying And Cheating Us-Uber Drivers Protest At World Headquarters In SF - by Labor Video Project
UBER workers rallied and spoke out at the world headquarters of UBER in San Francisco in a global protest day on Thursday October 22, 2014 against the attack on their working conditions and pay.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:07AM
SF Labor Officials Welcome Bernie Sanders In San Francisco - by Labor Video Project
San Francisco union officials welcomed Bernie Sanders to San Francisco.
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:06AM
Film - South Africa: Miners Shot Down - by Gene Ruyle
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Avenue (between Alcatraz Av & 66th St) Oakland, CA 94609
Event Date:Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:13PM
California Leads the Way in the “Block the Boat” Movement - by Ben Norton, Counterpunch
Fighting the Occupation on the West Coast
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:27PM
Block The Boat for Gaza - by @BlockTheBoat
Port of Oakland 1717 Middle Harbor Road, Berth 57 or meet at West Oakland BART
Event Date:Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:00AM
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:42PM
SF SEIU 1021 Court Workers ULP Strike For Wage Increases And Against Workplace Bullying - by Labor Video Project
San Francisco court workers who are members of SEIU 1021 shutdown the courts to protest a failure to bargain over wages and also workplace bullying that has targeted workers at the San Francisco courts. They charged that public employees face a rampant epidemic of bullying in the workplace that is causing serious harm in the workplace.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:13PM
The Inheritance of Inequality and Rethinking Growth - by Martin Schuertz, K Burmeister and S Stache
The economy exists for people, not vice versa. Economics should be pluralistic, not a monolith. The economy should be embedded in society; society should not embedded in the economy. Social and ecological reality should not be externalized or factored out but considered in discussion and future planning. What are the models. motors and myths of a sustainable economy? Thomas Piketty and alternative economics emphasize inequality and mass unemployment as present and future dangers of late stag...
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:52AM
WW 10-11-14 From Ferguson To Andy Lopez And Alex Nieto In California - by WorkWeek Radio KPFA
In special programming on KPFA WorkWeek radio we look at the connection between Ferguson and The Bay Area
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:49PM
Ferguson, Michael Brown And Labor - by KPFA WorkWeek
This interview looks at the social and economic conditions that Michael Brown faced and the many other young people and workers in the Ferguson community
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:25PM
Santa Cruz Dream Inn Rally for a Fair Contract! - by
Santa Cruz Dream Inn 175 W. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, California 95060
Event Date:Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:00PM
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:27PM
Radical Lives Uncovered - by Julia M. Allen
Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA
Event Date:Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:26PM
Mountain View's Lack-Luster Minimum Wage Increase: Who is the Problem? - by R. Stevens
Despite a council chamber filled with proponents of a minimum wage increase that would come closer to matching Seattle's $15 an hour, the Mountain View City Council only approved an hourly rate of $10.30. Vice-Mayor Jack McAlister is a business owner who should recuse himself; council member John Inks claims that most people work minimum wage jobs only temporarily, although the evidence shows otherwise.
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:19PM
10/11 KPFA Live Streaming-From Ferguson To The Bay Area - by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
There will be special programming on the KPFA streaming channel on From Ferguson To The Bay Area on Saturday between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at www.kpfa.org streaming channel
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:56AM
Only Tiny Increase to Minimum Wage in Google's Backyard - by Tsurugi/Robertson
Rents are expensive in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View, California, home to Google and LinkedIn. For people working for minimum wage there is no money left for food, clothes, health care, transportation or education, after paying monthly rent. Often they share apartments with strangers, while others live in their cars. Despite this, on October 9 the city's council voted against all proposals for increases to the minimum wage except one allowing the tiniest of increases. "We cannot be...
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:59AM
KPFA Pacifica Flashpoints Slashed By Management With Collusion of CWA 9415 Union Officials - by repost
KPFA programmers Brian Edwards-Tiekert in collusion with management of KPFA and Pacifica ED Margy Wilkinson is seeking to destroy the activist news program Flashpoints by illegally laying off people without regard to seniority. They are doing this collusion with CWA 9415 union official Christine Huggins and pro-managment stewards at KPFA.
Posted: Thu Oct 9, 2014 9:49AM
Tell No Lies - a book review - by Mike Rhodes
Dolores Huerta, UFW co-founder says “Tell No Lies is a vivid account of the 1970's United Farmworkers Union. Read this novel to understand the dangers faced by organizers and all who worked with them.”
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 4:47PM
Public Forum: (1) When Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards at the Local Level and (2) San Francisco's Proposition G - by Tom Gallagher
Unitarian-Universalist Center, Martin Luther King Room 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
Event Date:Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 11:43AM