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ILWU 10, May Day 2019, The A's Port Stadium, Privatization & Gentrification In Oakland
by Labor Video Project
Wednesday Apr 17th, 2019 11:39 PM
ILWU Local 10 retired members talk about gentrification and the attack by the A's owner John Fisher who also owns The GAP to build a stadium on the Howard Terminal in the port of Oakland. They also discuss why they are rallying on May Day
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ILWU 10, May Day 2019, The A's Port Stadium, Privatization & Gentrification In Oakland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMd_NFNRtjU

WorkWeek radio looks at the coming May Day 2019 and the plans of ILWU Local 10 to close the docks for the day. They are also focusing on developers and politicians who are pushing to build a stadium on the Howard Terminals.

Lawrence Thibeaux, the past president of ILWU Local 10 and president of ILWU Local 10 pensioners along with Clarence Thomas past Secretary Treasurer of ILWU Local 10 and with the May Day Organizing Committee.

They discuss the history of the ILWU, the San Francisco 1934 general strike, racism and gentrification of San Francisco with Candlestick Park Stadium. John Fisher who owns the A’s is seeking with the support of Mayor Libby Shaaf to build a new stadium on Howard Terminal in the port of Oakland.

Thibeaux reports that if this stadium is built along with thousands of million dollar condos it will end up destroying the port of Oakland and the thousands of maritime jobs.

Additional Media:

A's Billionaire Owner Fisher Loses Laney College Land Grab-Labor Community Speak Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMvg45CFGjU
Laney Land Not For Sale! Community, Students & Faculty Rally Against A's Land Grab Of College Land
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx-tVzsl-Ck

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Oakland May Day Port Action For The Schools Our Students Deserve
https://oaklandea.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/may-events-flyer-2-sided-ENG.pdf


Our strike laid the groundwork for a real movement to defend and improve public education in Oakland. Though we won significant gains for Oakland students, educators, and families—such as the first class size reductions for grades 4-12 in 37 years, more support for newcomers and other students with special needs, and a raise to help keep teachers in Oakland—our fight for well-funded schools is far from over. Join us in May for a month of action to demand the full funding, not closure or privatization, of our neighborhood public schools.

MAY 1
INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY AT THE PORT OF OAKLAND
Tax the Port to Fund Our Public Schools!
Teachers and port workers unite to celebrate May Day and continue the fight for the schools our students deserve! Join the International Longshore Workers’ Union to defend port jobs and properly fund our public schools. The port of Oakland is the economic engine of our city, but it is not taxed at all, ,while other US ports are taxed and contribute to education funding.. Meanwhile, our schools are starved of the resources students need to learn and grow and threatened with closure! Rally 11AM at Howard Terminal (Market st. and Embarcadero), 1:30 at 1000 Broadway (OUSD), and 2pm at Oscar Grant Plaza.

Our strike laid the groundwork for a real movement to defend and improve public education in Oakland. Though we won significant gains for Oakland students, educators, and families—such as the first class size reductions for grades 4-12 in 37 years, more support for newcomers and other students with special needs, and a raise to help keep teachers in Oakland—our fight for well-funded schools is far from over. Join us in May for a month of action to demand the full funding, not closure or privatization, of our neighborhood public schools.

MAY 1
INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY AT THE PORT OF OAKLAND
Tax the Port to Fund Our Public Schools!
Teachers and port workers unite to celebrate May Day and continue the fight for the schools our students deserve! Join the International Longshore Workers’ Union to defend port jobs and properly fund our public schools. The port of Oakland is the economic engine of our city, but it is not taxed at all, ,while other US ports are taxed and contribute to education funding.. Meanwhile, our schools are starved of the resources students need to learn and grow and threatened with closure! Rally 11AM at Howard Terminal (Market st. and Embarcadero), 1:30 at 1000 Broadway (OUSD), and 2pm at Oscar Grant Plaza.
§Billionaire GAP and A's Owner John Fisher Wants To Destroy Howard Terminal
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Apr 17th, 2019 11:39 PM
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Billionaire union buster, charter supporter and A's owner John Fisher wants to destroy the terminal to build a new stadium and thousands of million dollar condos in Oakand. The ILWU and community are rallying to defend the maritime activity in the port and stop the privatization of the port for non-port activities.
§John Fisher Wants Port Land After Laney College Land Grab
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Apr 17th, 2019 11:39 PM
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John Fisher whose family owns the GAP and cotrols KIPP and Rocketship charter schools lost the land grab at Laney Community College. Now with the support of Oakland corporate mayor Libby Schaaf wants to grab port land used by unionized maritime workers including the ILWU Local 10 longshoreman for more condos and a stadium. His mother Doris helped bust up the Malcom X Academy school in San Francisco with a KIPP school co-location. The Fisher family has a long record of slave labor in Sri-Lanka, union busting and racism.
§Laney Students and Faculty Protested Fishers Land Grab On Campus
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Apr 17th, 2019 11:39 PM
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After Fisher lost the fight to privatize land at Laney College and the Oakland School District he now has the hairbrained idea that a stadium should be built on the Howard Terminal. This would destroy ILWU and other maritime union jobs and would lead to further massive gentrification.
§ILWU Shut Down West Coast Ports To Protest Iraq War
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Apr 17th, 2019 11:39 PM
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On May Day 2008, the ILWU shutdown all ports on the West Coast in a political strike to protest the US war in Iraq.
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