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State Workers Vote No On Concessionary Contract Pushed By Union Tops - by Inter-CA State Union Organizing Committee
While the legislators are getting a 5% pay increase the State Union leadership of SEIU 1000 and CAPS has pushed a concession contract after giving up hundreds of millions of dollars over the last few years. It is time to fight for against these austerity contracts pushed by high paid business unionists who are in the pocket of the corporate politicians.
Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:48PM
How does the Delta Plan make any sense? - by Pat Snelling
The Water Wars' illogical plan generates lawsuits
Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:22PM
Job Security & Healthcare Now! SF Unite Here Local 2 AT&T Giants Ballpark Workers Picket - by Labor Video Project
Hundreds of Unite Here Local 2 ballpark workers picketed Centerplate which runs the food concession at the AT&T Ballpark. The Giants owners make 55 cents on every sale and workers have not had a wage increase for over three years and the owners are demanding major concessions.
Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:11AM
San Francisco Police Swarm Gezi Gardens to Prevent Re-Occupation - by Bay Waters
Massive police presence at Gezi Gardens stops re-occupation.
Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:02AM
Family Squabble & ICE wants to Deport the Mother? (video/quicktime 24.2MB) - by Bill Carpenter
Four-minute QT movie. 25MB.
Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:02AM
Boycott SF Gay Pride - by Truth or Consequences
It's Time to Stand Up By Not Showing Up
Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:12PM
Statewide Coalition Sues to Halt Delta Plan, Water Export Tunnels - by Dan Bacher
“The Delta Reform Act gave the Delta Stewardship Council an historic opportunity to remedy 40 years of water policy failures. Instead, the council failed to use the best available science - biological or economic - and adopted a status quo program that fails to fix the Delta or the water supply problem,” said Santa Barbara resident Carolee Krieger, executive director of the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), a statewide water advocacy organization. “The council failed to honor its...
Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:36PM
San Francisco Labor Council Calls For Defense of Labor & the Working People Of Turkey - by San Francisco Labor Council
The San Francisco Labor Council has protested the mass repression of the people of Turkey and called for an end to the repression and export of gas to the military and police in Turkey. They also have called for an end to privatization of public resources including the destruction of the Gezi park located in Taksim Plaza
Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:16PM
Neighbors in San Francisco's D11 join the battle for green space and community (audio/mpeg 2.9MB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison
KPFA EVENING NEWS, 06.15.2013: Occupiers attempted to save San Francisco's Hayes Valley Farm, renamed Gezi Gardens to invoke the battle for green space in Istanbul, Turkey, but police raided it this week to make way for condo development, in the early morning hours of June 13th. KPFA spoke to San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos about the push and pull over public land use, and organizing to create an urban farm in District 11.
Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:13PM
Workers Still Protest One Year After Sam Grossman's Take-Over of La Playa Carmel - by Alex Darocy
On June 7, former workers and community members marched at La Playa Carmel to protest the first year of Sam Grossman's ownership of the hotel. The unionized workers were laid off when the Carmel-by-the-Sea hotel closed in 2011, and since its reopening under Grossman's management, only three of the former 113 workers have been rehired. To those at the demonstration, Grossman's decision not to re-hire the workers has been seen as a union-busting attempt which has not worked. They feel that as a...
Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:06PM
No More Concessions Say BART ATU1555/SEIU1021/ATU192 Transit Workers At BART Board Meeting - by Labor Video Project
On June 13, 2013 at a BART board board meeting, members of ATU 192 and SEIU 1021 along with ATU 192 attacked the concession demands of the BART Board and general manager Grace Crunican. Crunican who make $315,000 has hired Charles Hock from Veolia Transportation to make more than 60 concession demands. Workers also spoke out about the serious health and safety problems including an attack on Cal Osha rulings by the management and board.
Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:17PM
San Onofre: Anatomy of a Nuclear Shutdown - by Michael Steinberg
How the recent shudown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant happened, and why.
Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:56PM
Fishing and conservation groups, Winnemem Wintu sue over Delta Plan - by Dan Bacher
According to the complaint, "This is a public interest citizen suit to enforce California's environmental laws and protect the Delta from imminent ecological collapse. Petitioners bring this action to challenge the Delta Stewardship Council's approval of its Final Delta Plan and certification of its Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) on May 16, 2013."
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:14PM
Hayes Valley Farm Raided by Police (with photo essay) - by by Sam the Gardener
The Hayes Valley Farm Occupation & Treesit was raided by police on Thursday at 1:30 in the morning. A solidarity march has been planned for 6pm Friday. Below this article is a photo essay, with images taken at the occupied farm 2 days before the police raid.
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:16AM
Riot Police Raid Gezi Gardens and Evict Tree-Sit; People Prepare to Re-Occupy on Friday - by Bay Waters
Police raid Gezi Gardens as occupiers make plans to take back the space.
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:59AM
Gardens being demolished in SF - by Freedom
Humming birds in threat of extinction, 7 people arrested, 2 hospitalized, one was cut out of a tree 30 feet and fell to the ground.. all for defending a community garden in San Francisco
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:45PM
Fishing, environmental, farming groups will sue to halt Delta Plan - by Dan Bacher
The peripheral tunnels will divert a large portion of the flow of the Sacramento River for use by corporate agribusiness and oil companies. Photo of Sacramento River in the city of Sacramento by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:53PM
Complaints Inside, Arrests Outside Facebook Shareholders Meeting - by No XL Pipeline
Nonviolent civil disobedience resulted in arrests at the San Francisco Westin Hotel on June 11, 2013. At Facebook’s first shareholders meeting since going public last year, environmentalists protested Mark Zuckerberg’s support of the XL Pipeline. Inside the hotel, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg faced complaints from shareholders worried that the value of their investment shows little sign of recovering.
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:55PM
LaborFest July 2013 Film Festival "FilmWorks United" Opening of "The Spirit of '45" - by LaborFest
2013 LaborFest film festival "FilmWorks United" will start on July 2, 2013 and on July 5th it will premier Ken Loach's new film "The Spirit Of '45" Interview with Ken Loach at http://vimeo.com/ondemand/thespiritof45 Video: Director of The Spirit of '45
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:09PM
Stop the Privatization and Permanent Fees at San Francisco Botanical Garden! - by Harry S. Pariser
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 On June 20, 2013, the Budget and Finance Committee of the SF Board of Supervisors will begin to review the RPD budget. Hidden within the mountains of paper are legislation which will strikeout a single line, makingethe fees at San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum permanent, and a contract privatizing these 55 acres by handing over control for the next 30 years to San Francisco Botanical Garden Society. It is vitally important to fight this privatizat...
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:49PM