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audioThis Is America #99: Inside The UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike (audio/mpeg 125.7MB) by It's Going Down
Welcome, to This Is America, December 12th, 2019. On this episode, we are lucky enough to speak with two grad students involved in the growing wildcat strike that is demanding a cost of living adjustment on the University of California (UC) campus of Santa Cruz, located south of the bay area in Northern California....
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:29PM
imageCalifornia graduate students on wildcat strike
by Evelyn Rios (WSWS Repost)
Beginning Monday, a group of graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz began a wildcat strike demanding a cost-of-living wage increase. The graduate students are demanding an end to their precarious financial situation, which many students report results in regularly skipping meals, spending some 50-80 percent of their income on housing in one of the most expensive rental markets in the US, and overall heightened stress levels in struggling to meet basic needs....
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:03PM
imageSanta Cruz Faculty Association Solidarity with Graduate Students
by Santa Cruz Faculty Association (SCFA)
The SCFA sent the following message to faculty on 12/11/19...
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:59AM
imageNo COLA, No Grades. We Will Not Submit
by UCSC Grad Students
Our response to administration's latest attempt to intimidate us...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:15PM
textSonoma County Living Wage by Nadine Zúñiga
This is about whether or not the Sonoma County living wage is really a living wage, $11 making it hard for families to live comfortably....
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:27PM
imageUCSC Give Graduate Students a COLA!
by Anakbayan Santa Cruz
Anakbayan Santa Cruz Stands in Solidarity with the Strike of Grad Students...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:40PM
textUC Davis solidarity with UCSC striking grad students by UC Davis Solidarity
We UC Davis graduate students, undergraduate students, campus workers, and alumni fully support the striking graduate students at UC Santa Cruz and their demands for a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in one of the most expensive areas to live in the world(1). Graduate students perform essential labor for the university, teaching classes, grading assignments, and helping students in office hours. The University administration knows exactly how much we get paid and how much housing costs, and ...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:30PM
imageCIIS has denied Chicana Professor Sandra Pacheco pay for over a year for raising pay equity
by Freddie Francis
Dr. Sandra Pacheco wanted equal pay for herself & her colleagues. Instead, CIIS retaliated by forcing her onto unpaid leave mid-semester & trying to silence her. On Latina Equal Pay Day, Dr. Pacheco and Medina Orthwein demand #EqualPayforSandra....
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:25AM
imageUBER ZUM School Transit in SF & US Ukraine Privatization Corruption
by WorkWeek
WorkWeek covers the systemic corruption and looting of Ukraine by both Democrats and Republicans. It also covers the role of both parties in funding, training and arming nazis in the Ukraine who were involved in attacking trade unions and murdering over 100 people in a massacre at the Odessa Trade Union headquarters. Workweek also covers the union busting effort of the SFUSD superintendent Vincent Matthews and the SFUSD Board to contract out the school bus drivers to UBER ZUM operation....
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:10PM
imageLarge-Scale Rally by National Nurses United in Support of Medicare for All
by Leon Kunstenaar
Thousands in Nancy Pelosi's Congressional District continue grassroots Medicare for All movement....
Posted: Sun Nov 3, 2019 1:23PM
imageWorkWeek on Privatization of Ports & Schools at Oakland Rally + Fire, PG&E & Public Power
by WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek looks at a united front rally in Oakland at Mosswood Park against privatization of the port of Oakland, the schools in Oakland and includes the fight in Mexico, Chile and Palestine. WorkWeek also looks at the role of PG&E in the fires and the issue of public power....
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:25AM
imageStop Outsourcing SF School Buses & Endangering Students Rally By SMART 1741
by Labor Video Project
SMART 1741 SFUSD school bus drivers protested the SFUSD Board of Education and superintendent Vincent Matthews plan to outsource the school bus drivers to uncertified drivers and a Zoom UBER type operation that would threaten their health and safety....
Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:59PM
imageSan Francisco Labor in Solidarity with Chilean Workers at SFLC Meeting
by Labor Video Project
San Francisco Labor Council delegates spoke out in solidarity with Chilean unions and workers....
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:36PM
documentACLU Demands Yuba Community College District Remove Anti-Transgender Health Care Exclusion
by ACLU of Northern California
YUBA COUNTY, October 22, 2019 - The ACLU of Northern California today sent a letter to Yuba Community College District and Tri-County Schools Insurance Group calling on them to immediately remove an illegal provision in the district’s employee health care plans that discriminates against transgender people with a blanket-exclusion for gender-affirming care....
Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:13PM
imageKaiser therapists take to the streets to protest HMO’s failure to provide mental health services
by National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)
Kaiser Permanente psychologists, therapists, and social workers took to the streets Saturday, October 19 to protest Kaiser’s chronic failure to provide its patients with timely access to mental health care....
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:15PM
imageIn SJ Thousands Hit Streets In For Living Wages: SEIU 521 Valley Medical Workers Strike
by Labor Video Project
Thousands of Santa Clara County SEIU 521 workers struck against union-busting and for living wages. They also are fighting against closures threatening the clients who need services near their homes. They were joined on the picket lines with nurses and some construction workers....
Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:17PM
imageArt In Struggle For Women & Prisoners In Iran: The Mural, The Artists & Women
by Labor Video Project
An opening for an art mural about women and the prisoners of Iran was held on October 6, 2019 at Clarion Alley. The mural portrays the women who are fighting for human rights and worker rights in Iran...
Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:18AM
imageNUHW members strike Janus of Santa Cruz
by National Union of Healthcare Workers
NUHW members at Janus of Santa Cruz held their first-ever strike on Thursday, September 26, after management imposed a first contract that did not remedy poverty wages that has forced many workers to find new jobs....
Posted: Sun Oct 6, 2019 11:07AM
imageTech Crunch Bubble Bust In San Francisco
by Labor Video Project
At the Tech Crunch Disrupt 2019 conference, a protest took place against tech being used to exploit and destroy workers. Also, the failed IPO of WeWork will have other casualties....
Posted: Fri Oct 4, 2019 11:16PM
imageBiden Benefit Picketed by AFSCME3299 At Senator Feinstein & UC Regent Blum's House
by Labor Video Project
UC AFSCME 3299 workers protested a benefit for Joe Biden at the mansion of UC Regent Richard Blum and Senator Diane Feinstein. The tickets cost $1 thousand plus....
Posted: Fri Oct 4, 2019 12:30AM