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image Struggle and Hope CD Release and Celebration 480_agustin_lira_1.jpg original image (1585x1433) by Mike Rhodes
The new Struggle and Hope album by Agustin Lira was released at a community celebration at the Alfonso Hernandez Youth Center on Saturday, June 25. The event featured music by Agustin Lira & Patricia Wells, with students of Generaciones Project and special guest Melinda Espinosa. Photo below is Agustin Lira performing at the CD release celebration.
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:43PM
image SF Labor Council Demands An End To Deportations And Legalization of Undocumented Workers 480_sflc_immigration_press_conf6-24-16_1.jpg original image (4032x3024) by Labor Video Project
The San Francisco held a press conference at City Hall to protest the US Supreme Court decision and to demand a halt to further deportations and the legalization of all immigrant workers in the United States.
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:54PM
image Mexico Teachers' Murders Protested In SF "Massacre Made In USA" mexico_teachers_march_with_fist.jpeg by Labor Video Project
Teachers and other community activists and unionists protested at the San Francisco Mexican consulate the massacre of teachers and community activists in Oaxaca. They called for an end to US weapons being sent to Mexico and also put responsibility for the massacre on the US multi-nationals and capitalist politicians from the Democrats and Republicans to privatize education through NAFTA and the Mérida Initiative which has militarized Mexico.
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:01PM
image Tentative Pact Averts Watsonville Hospital RN Strike 480_california_nurses_association.jpg original image (600x349) by via National Nurses United
A two-day strike involving some 300 registered nurses at Watsonville Community Hospital that was scheduled to begin this morning is off as nurses and hospital representatives reached a tentative agreement late Tuesday night.
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:31AM
text San Francisco's Mission St. Mission by San Francisco
The contentious public hearing Monday evening, June 20, at the Mission Cultural Center regarding the MUNI changes on Mission St. was exacerbated by unrequited gentrification.
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:37PM
image Watsonville Community Hospital Nurses Begin Two-Day Strike Wednesday, June 22 480_watsonville-community-hospital-nurses-to-strike_1.jpg original image (600x281) by via National Nurses United
Nurses who work at Watsonville Community Hospital will officially begin a two-day strike on Wednesday, June 22, due to seriously deteriorating patient care standards and working conditions, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced today.
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:01PM
image Oakland Police Rocked by One Scandal After Another 480_acting_chief_paul_figueroa_pr_photo_1.jpg original image (336x446) by Jonathan Nack
Photo: Newly appointed Acting Oakland Police Chief Paul Figueroa. In 2011, Figueroa, then a Captain, was the commanding officer who gave the order that resulted in the shooting, and near killing, of Marine Veteran Scott Olsen during an Occupy Oakland Protest. Oakland paid $4.5 Million to settle a lawsuit brought by Olsen in 2014.
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:33AM
image To the Oakland City Council: Let The People Vote! let-the-people-vote-sticker.jpg by Oakland Justice Coalition
Three measures were endorsed by the Oakland Justice Coalition, a community-led project designed to bring radical groups together to make real change through the ballot box. We decided to endorse these measures because they directly address three of the biggest challenges facing Oakland residents today: rising rents, police violence, and economic injustice.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:22PM
image Watsonville Community Hospital Nurses to Strike for Safe Patient Care 480_watsonville_community_hospital_strike_1.jpg original image (742x960) by via National Nurses United
On Wednesday, June 22, some 300 RNs at Watsonville Community Hospital in Watsonville, Calif., members of the California Nurses Association/NNU, are set to start a two-day strike. Nurses cite chronic short-staffing, retaliation against RNs who speak out about patient care concerns, and management’s refusal to accept or address RNs’ written documentation of unsafe assignments.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:01PM
image N. CA Carpenters UBC Oppose Sale Of Adams Middle School To Ron Beller/Caliber Charter 480_adams_middle_school_1.jpg original image (4032x3024) by Labor Video Project
The Northern California District Council of Carpenters has opposed the non-union charter school operator and hedge fund speculator Ron Beller's purchase of the 6 acre Richmond WCCCSD Adams Middle School for $60,000. Beller who helped blow up the world economy with the Peloton Fund in 2008 now is speculating on privatizing the public school system. He wanted the UBC to make a contribution to his non-union Caliber charter school.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:23PM
text Pleich Opens Council Campaign With Support for Workers by Committee to Elect Steve Pleich
We Stand With Working Men and Women
Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 11:22AM
image Passing of Helen Chavez 480_helen_fabela_chavez_cesar_family_united_farm_workers_forty_acres_delano_1.jpg original image (1048x720) by via United Farm Workers
Keene, Calif.—Helen Fabela Chavez, 88, who played a vital role helping her husband give birth to what became the first enduring farm workers union in U.S. history—and sustained Cesar Chavez during the 31 years he led the United Farm Workers of America—passed away today, Monday, June 6, at a Bakersfield hospital surrounded by many her seven surviving children, 31 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Photo: Helen and Cesar Chavez with six of their eight children in 1969 at the Unite...
Posted: Mon Jun 6, 2016 8:57PM
image Has Sanders Betrayed His Revolution by Endorsing Jane Kim? 480_charter_school_big_business_1.jpg original image (1180x842) by repost
Bernie Sanders has supported SF Democrat Jane Kim who is a big supporter of charter schools. Has Sanders betrayed his "political revolution" by endorsing Kim? Kim Supports Privatization of Education Through Charters.
Posted: Fri Jun 3, 2016 10:24AM
image Pesticides + Poison Gases = Cheap, Year-Round Strawberries 480_strawberry-pesticides-danger_1.jpg original image (775x518) by Environmental Working Group
Strawberry growers use jaw-dropping volumes of poisonous gases – some developed for chemical warfare but now banned by the Geneva Conventions – to sterilize their fields before planting, killing every pest, weed and other living thing in the soil.
Posted: Fri Jun 3, 2016 1:23AM
image DNC Tells Sanders/NNU That They Did Not Want Another Labor Rep On DNC Platform Committee 480_nnu_gabbard_de_moro_1.jpg original image (4032x3024) by Labor Video Project
At a press conference at the offices of the National Nurses Union in Oakland US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Rose Ann De Moro and Martha Kuhl talk about the rejection of De Moro from the DNC platform committee and other issues facing labor.
Posted: Thu Jun 2, 2016 11:30PM
image KPFA WW Radio Hedge Fund Speculator And Union Buster Ron Beller, Charters & Privatization 480_utr_no_more_privatization_1.jpg original image (4032x3024) by WorkWeek Radio
KPFA WorkWeek Radio looks at the massive drive for charters in Richmond and the role of former sub prime hedge fund speculator Ron Beller and his wife Jennifer Moses who control the Caliber charter school chain want to take over the Adams Middle School for $60,000.
Posted: Thu Jun 2, 2016 9:13AM
image Common Enrollment, Common Core, Charters, Privatization & Racism 480_oea_common_enrollment_1.jpg original image (800x600) by Labor Video Project
A forum was held in Oakland on "common enrollment", charters, privatization and racism in the education system.
Posted: Wed Jun 1, 2016 9:52PM
image National Day of Action For Fair Working Conditions at CHS Hospitals 480_nurses_watsonville_community_hospital.jpg original image (600x289) by via National Nurses United
On June 1, registered nurses in California, Ohio, and West Virginia will be participating in a national day of action to call for safe patient care and fair treatment of RNs at Community Health Systems and Quorum Health Corporation facilities—stating that the for-profit corporations are not making patients their first priority.
Posted: Wed Jun 1, 2016 4:57PM
image UFW & Driscoll’s: United To Exploit 120_united-farm-workers_reiter-affiliated-companies_oxnard_5-1-2013.jpg original image (960x611) by Bradley Allen
Why won’t the United Farm Workers support the Driscoll’s Boycott?
Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:54PM
image "Doing Good" In California After Helping To Blow Up The World Economy? Beller & Moses 480_beller_moses_1.jpg original image (235x400) by Steve Zeltzer
"Power Couple" Beller and Moses Who Helped Bust The World Economy In 2008 Are Out To Make A Killing On Charters & Privatization of California Education. Their Caliber Charter Chain wants land in Richmond to build a non-union school and stick the taxpayers with the costs of privatization
Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 1:01PM