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text "Monster in the Mission" Backed By SF Building Trade Secretary Mike Theriault - by repost
SF Building Trade Secretary Mike Theriault supports the "monster in the mission" project by the Maximus Real Estate Partners
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:39AM
text Economists for $15 minimum wage - by Mary King, Marty Hart-Landsberg and R Hahnel
Wages in the US have been stagnant for 35 years. Milton Friedman and conservative trickle-down neoliberal economists have long dominated mainstream economics. Productivity and profits have soared while investments and wages have been stagnant. The market is not self-healing. Higher wages is a vital counter-measure against exploding inequality and plutocracy.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:04AM
text Living and Working Differently and Self-Optimization - by Ulrich Brand and Winfried Grum
How did neoliberal policy gain a mass influence? No shock therapy was necessary in Europe to make neoliberalism hegemonial... To neoliberalism, we must soon oppose a great alternative narrative of freedom, democracy and solidarity before the social dislocations neutralize the positive resources amid a collapsing world climate.
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:23AM
text Marijuana Union Organizer Took Bribes, Rigged Process - by UFCW Member
A Harley-Davidson-riding union organizer — once hailed as a "Superman" by the California cannabis movement — has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly taking bribes and rigging the union organizing process.
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:27AM
text ALDF Petitions to Revoke Dental License of Cecil the Lion’s Killer - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Minneapolis, MN. — On August 5, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a complaint with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry seeking investigation of Walter James Palmer, the dentist who admitted to torturing and killing Cecil the lion. By killing Cecil Palmer may have violated Minnesota’s standards of professional conduct, which prohibits “gross immorality” and other unprofessional conduct.
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:27PM
text Some Portions Of The Military Industrial Complex Are Not Turning A Bigger Profit Offshore - by John Thielking
The following article was recently submitted to the Occupy Eugene Newsletter Committee for publication in their next newsletter.
Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2015 11:37AM
text Greece demonstrates - by International Communist Party
At the end of yet another «historic» marathon session Brussels negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors, a «definitive» agreement has yet again been found to «resolve" the Greek crisis: Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and his team have come to accept as a condition for new loans to the virtually bankrupt Greek government, a plan of austerity measures significantly harsher than he had rejected a week earlier and against which he had, supposedly, held a referendum! The only...
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:55AM
text Santa Clara County workers vote to ratify contract - by via SEIU 521
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22 – Santa Clara’s largest labor force has voted to approve a four-year contract that lays the groundwork for recovery of public services which had faced substantial recessionary cuts in years past.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:55PM
text Nurses Invite Pope Francis to Meet to Discuss Health Effects of Climate Crisis - by via National Nurses United
Leaders of unions representing leading nurses and other healthcare workers in 18 countries from every major continent are requesting a meeting with Pope Francis during his upcoming visit to the U.S. to discuss ways to work together to combat the alarming health effects of the climate crisis and other environmental degradation.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:40PM
text Reduced Working Hours as a Socio-Economic Investment - by Michael Schwendinger and Martin Risak
In these Austrian articles, reduced working hours is seen as a socio-economic investment, not a cost-trap. In a 1909 study by Sidney Chapman, shorter working hours lead to higher productivity and greater output. More time sovereignty and better health of workers would be gains in the long-term. Why can't we experiment in redefining work, health, strength, and happiness? Sustainability means not taking resources and possibilities from the rising generation. The economy should be a part of ...
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:50AM
text The Bay Area Tech Workers Union Demands Fair Wages From Google, Facebook, Twitter, Etc. - by Sunlia Fein
Have you seen all the billboards around San Francisco with nearly naked tech worker kids on them? Isn’t it nice that we can finally acknowledge that tech workers are just so much meat for the VC machine. As a tech CEO recently told his peers at a venture capital luncheon: “These kids have no brains, too many tattoos, and wild eyed wonder. This is the perfect storm for workforce exploitation. A new teenage tech idiot shows up every hour in the Bay Area. Layoff the ones that figure ou...
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 8:29PM
text State officials fail to take meaningful action on brain-harming pesticide - by Mark Weller-Californians for Pesticide Reform
After a decade of delay, both federal and state officials acknowledge the dangers of chlorpyrifos, but neither has taken action to provide necessary protections for California communities.
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 10:20AM
text Deal reached, Santa Clara County workers call off strike - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Hours before thousands of Santa Clara County workers were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday, contract talks between Service Employees International Union Local 521 and the county produced a tentative agreement, and union leaders called off the 6 a.m. strike.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 9:14AM
text Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model - by Peter Gelderloos, ROAR magazine, June 28,
This is particularly of interest in the context of a total lack of opposition to the end-stage tech-fueled gentrification of San Francisco.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:28AM
text Santa Clara County Workers Set Date to Strike: June 30 - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Members of Santa Clara County’s largest union workforce have overwhelmingly voted to go on an unfair practice strike on June 30. Service Employees International Union Local 521 members and community leaders addressed the reasons for the strike at a press conference today held at county headquarters. Workers voted to hold an “open-ended” strike with no end date.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:50PM
text Austerity's Champion Pushed By Richmond's Mayor Tom Butt Who Was Supported By RPA/Park - by repost
Tom Butt the new mayor of Richmond who was supported by the Richmond Progressive Alliance RPA and their leader Mike Parker who withdrew as a mayoral candidate threw his support to Butt who has not launched an attack on public worker pensions by pushing Borenstein.
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:44AM
text Fighting the Boss in Our Head - by Carl
An article concerning the intersections of patriarchy and working-class organizing, from a working-class cisgender male organizers' perspective.
Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2015 12:58PM
text Shared Rides or Bandit Cabs? - by Tes Welborn
Are Companies like Uber and Lyft Helping or Hurting San Francisco? June 11, 7 pm It also seems that TNCs are only interested in serving some of the public. Beyond the transportation-specific concerns, TNCs exemplify the erosion of labor protections implicit in much of the sharing economy. Hear more on these issues and how public policy should address them at the HANC general membership meeting, 7pm Thursday, June 11 at 1833 Page Street.
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 9:28AM
text The Lie of the Weak State - by Heinz J. Bontrop
The good condition of German labor markets is in reality in a catastrophic state... Unemployment is an "act of violence" against every individual unemployed person and represents an enormous waste for society as a whole. From 2001 to 2013, mass unemployment in Germany entailed almost a trillion Euros in fiscal costs. These costs contrast with zero benefits... The state still has a strong power position unlike the thesis believed by many that the state is weak today and can only act in small s...
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 7:04AM
text Political Disobedience - by Patrick Spaet
"Crisis children" can't find a job despite study, four foreign languages and four hundred applications. They earn one-thousandth what a top manager rakes in. Youth unemployment has reached unbearable levels in Greece and Spain. The top one percent of Americans earns a quarter of the total income and owns half of all securities and national wealth... The protestors simply want their just share of the cake and not to be put off with crumbs. The system must be revitalized in its core... We all...
Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 3:42AM

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