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Sun Jun 26 2011 (Updated 06/28/11)Modesto Solidarity Network Fights Illegal Lockout
Sun Jun 26 2011 (Updated 06/28/11)Modesto Picket of Exit Realty Gets Keys Returned to Locked Out Renter
Using a model established by the Seattle Solidarity Network (SeaSol), Modesto Solidarity, "a network of working people and tenants who work to defend ourselves through direct action and mutual support," launched it's first action. Solidarity networks use mass action to pressure landlords and bosses to give back stolen wages and deposits, make repairs, stop evictions and get keys back. They also help workers who are fired for unjust reasons get their jobs back.
Modesto Network's first action was against EXIT Realty, a company with offices in Modesto and elsewhere in Northern California. The dispute was centered around the illegal lockout of a renter from her apartment. In California, an illegal lockout refers to the practice of landlords changing locks and harassing tenants until they leave their homes even though they have not legally been given 30 days notice. Since this is a frequent practice in Modesto, this first action by Modesto Network may be a harbinger of more to come.
1.8 Million Acres of Sierra Nevada Habitat Protected for Imperiled Frogs, Toads Thursday Aug 25th 10:18 AM
Winnemem Wintu Tribe supports the Standing Rock Sioux Protectors Tuesday Aug 23rd 4:21 PM
Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads Monday Aug 22nd 4:23 PM
Yurok Tribe finds deadly disease in Klamath River salmon Monday Aug 22nd 2:19 PM
CTC Whistleblower Kathy Carroll Jury Awards $3.1 M AG Harris & Brown In Cover-Up (3 comments) Saturday Aug 20th 11:58 PM
Big Oil Money Gushes Over Sacramento, LA Times & Brown's Dirty Hands (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 16th 5:53 PM
Consumer Watchdog slams Jerry Brown over receiving $9.8 million in fossil fuel donations Monday Aug 15th 5:27 PMMore Local News...
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Justice For CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll-Statement At Sacramento Trial (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 9th 9:56 PM
Fired CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll's Lawyer Dan Siegel On Retaliation Witnesses (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 2nd 7:55 AM
Africa Day 2016 at the California State Capitol featuring Roots Sunday Friday May 20th 4:37 AM
West Coast Fisher Denied Endangered Species Act Protection in Bow to Timber Industry Thursday Apr 14th 3:32 PM
Acidization Study Finds Oil Companies Using Dozens of Hazardous Chemicals in CA Wells Tuesday Mar 22nd 7:40 PM
Kwanzaa, "first fruits of the harvest" is a "California Grown" International Holiday Tuesday Dec 15th 2:56 PM
Paris Panels to Explore International Movement to Ban Fracking Monday Dec 7th 4:24 PMMore Global News...
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USDA Unviels New 'Urban Agriculture Toolkit' for Agriculture Entrepreneurs Friday Apr 29th 10:56 PM
ALRB approved: Here’s what the UFW says you get for 3% of your salary Monday Apr 25th 5:49 PM
UFW pays millions to itself & cronies, and ZERO for its dues-paying members (3 comments) Sunday Apr 24th 4:45 PM
Workers “never” have a right to witness mediation, California says Thursday Apr 21st 11:30 PM
Nice Pick Justice turnout at court in Fresno Thursday Apr 21st 5:51 PM
Judge again says ALRB and UFW colluded on litigation strategy Thursday Apr 21st 5:36 PM
LA Times report validates Pick Justice’s positions about UFW & ALRB Thursday Apr 21st 5:22 PMOpen Newswire...
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