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Santa Cruz City Council Members to Initiate Discussion of Local Minimum Wage - by Alex Darocy
Mayor Don Lane, Vice-Mayor Cynthia Mathews, and Council Member Cynthia Chase have submitted a proposal to be heard by the Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday, April 28 which if passed, will direct city staff to research the subject of a local minimum wage.
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:34AM
Senator McGuire introduces legislation to forever ban CA offshore oil drilling - by Dan Bacher
“We have to close the loophole in state law that could allow for new offshore oil development,” Senator McGuire said. “After all of the work that we have done to protect our coast and our environment, it’s unconscionable to think that there is a loophole that could lead to additional drilling in state water. It poses too great a risk.”
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:55PM
Reel Work Labor Film Labor Film Festival: A DAY’S WORK ⇒ World Premiere! ⇐ - by Reel Work Labor Film Festival
Tuesday, April 28 Workers Memorial Day 7 pm • Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz A DAY’S WORK ⇒ World Premiere! ⇐ (Dave DeSario & David M. Garcia, 2014, 54 min, USA) A temp worker is killed on his first day at work. Who’s fighting abuse of temps? Speakers: Dave DeSario, filmmaker; Gail Bateson, Executive Director of Worksafe Invited speakers: Mike Munoz, National Coordinator of the National Staffing Worker Alliance; Alejandro Rayburn, Teamsters Local 890
Event Date:Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:49PM
Reel Work Labor Film Labor Film Festival: UNMANNED: America's Drone Wars - by Reel Work Labor Film Festival
Monday, April 27 7 pm • Veterans Memorial Building, Santa Cruz UNMANNED: America's Drone Wars (Robert Greenwald, 2013, 63 min, USA) The US’s drone wars and its effect on soldiers, citizens and foreign policy. Speakers: VFW members Steve Bare, Harry Meserve, and Jesse Silva Event Host: Bill Motto VFW Post 5888
Event Date:Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:46PM
Reel Work Labor Film Labor Film Festival Presents the Dark Side Of Chocolate (2012) - by Reel Work Labor Film Festival
The Dark Side of Chocolate screening at The Quaker House: 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz North of Highway 1 at Morrissey Blvd
Event Date:Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:00PM
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:44PM
Reel Work Labor Film Labor Film Festival: Challenging the Prison Industrial Comple - by Reel Work Labor Film Festival
Sunday, April 26 Challenging the Prison Industrial Complex 7 pm • Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz IMMIGRANTS FOR SALE (Brave New Films, 2015, 33 min USA) The prison industrial complex is profiting from undocumented immigrants. WOMEN BEHIND BARS (Al Jazeera, 2013, 25 min, USA) Al Jazeera investigates the rapid growth of America's female prison population. WHY SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IS A FORM OF MODERN DAY TORTURE (Molly Crabapple, 2015, 5 min, USA) The psychological an...
Event Date:Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:43PM
Total Assets for Lighthouse Bank in Santa Cruz Nears $180 Million - by via PRNewswire
Lighthouse Bank in Santa Cruz has released financial results, reporting that the bank's total assets are nearing $180 million, with deposits now topping $151 million, for the quarter-ended March 31, 2015.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:38PM
On Earth Day Pocan and Schakowsky Introduce Strongest Federal Fracking Ban in the U.S. - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. — On Earth Day, U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), members of the Safe Climate Caucus, introduced the Protect Our Public Lands Act, H.R. 1902. The legislation is the strongest anti-fracking bill introduced in Congress to date and would ban fracking on public lands.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:13PM
U.S. Inaction Following CIA Torture Report is De Facto Amnesty for Perpetrators - by Amnesty International
NEW YORK - Amnesty International released a report on April 21 (see PDF) criticizing the Obama administration’s silence in the wake of the Senate torture report, calling it de facto amnesty for those responsible for CIA torture. The government inaction following the December publication of the summary report on the CIA’s secret detention program is outlined in detail in the new report, Crimes and Impunity. The document also highlights the lack of accountability for enforced disappearance ...
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:06PM
Nearly 80% of Surveyed US Companies Fail to Meet Requirements of Conflict Minerals Law - by Amnesty International
Nearly 80 per cent of U.S. public companies analyzed by human rights groups are failing to adequately check and disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals from Central Africa, a new report by Amnesty International and Global Witness reveals.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:01PM
Salinas Nurses Hold March and Vigil to Protest Hospital’s Staffing Cuts - by via California Nurses Association
More than 150 registered nurses, their families and supporters are expected to attend a march and candlelight vigil Thursday to protest worsening patient care conditions at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and a proposal by management to reduce nurse staffing levels.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:54PM
New Study: Common Pesticides Pose Significant Risk to Wild Bees - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— A study published today in the journal Nature finds that the use of neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticides in the United States, has serious consequences for wild bees. The study, conducted in Sweden, finds that in field conditions, neonicotinoid use as a seed coating reduces wild bee density, solitary bee nesting and bumblebee colony growth; it concluded that the “contribution of pesticides to the global decline of wild bees may have been underestimated.” The fin...
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:48PM
May Day 2015 International Workers' Day Rally - by Jean Piraino
Town Clock Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date:Fri May 1, 2015 4:30PM
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:35AM
Commentary on Sheriff's Latest "Fence 'em Out!" Plan at the Jail - by Robert Norse
I wrote the two speeches below for the Board of Supervisors this morning. "More Martial Law Measures..." is an update of an earlier speech I prepared and only partially gave in February when the Supes were set to rubberstamp Hart's earlier request to post "No Trespassing" signs and fence off whatever areas he pleased. "Muzzle the Messenger..." was prepared for this meeting, but I only gave part of it.
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:15PM
President Obama’s Earth Day Climate Message Inconsistent With His Support for Fracking - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. – As President Obama prepares to travel to South Florida’s Everglades tomorrow to deliver an Earth Day speech on climate change, the national advocacy group Food & Water Watch is highlighting the disconnect between the President’s statements on climate and his administration’s promotion of fracking on “protected” federal lands – including some in the Everglades region. In March, the Obama administration released toothless regulations that encourage new fracking ...
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:48PM
CA Approves Plan Allowing Oil Companies to Continue Contaminating Underground Water - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Oil companies can continue dumping millions of gallons of waste fluid a day into scores of protected California aquifers under a plan approved today by the state’s Office of Administrative Law.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:24PM
FREE stand up comedy every Tuesday @ Bocci's Cellar! Smokers welcome ;) 8-10pm - by LuciaT
Bocci's Cellar - 140 Encinal St Santa Cruz, Ca
Event Date:Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:00PM
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:02PM
Driscoll’s Berry Boycott and Labor Dispute Intensifies - by via Fair World Project
Nearly 10,000 Consumers Tell Driscoll’s: Don’t Do Business with Sakuma Brothers Farm until they Negotiate Fairly with Farmworkers
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:36PM
Alleging Labor Abuses, U.S. and Mexican Workers Call for Boycott of Driscoll’s Berries - by via Rachel Luban, In These Times
Driscoll's is headquartered in Watsonville, California. In 2008, Driscoll's was named "business of the year" by the Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. The company has fields in California, Florida, Mexico, and Australia.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:54AM
14th Annual Earth Summit at UCSC - by
UC Santa Cruz Colleges 9 & 10 Multipurpose Room
Event Date:Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:00AM
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:32AM