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Passionate Challenger Shakes Established Incumbent in West Oakland City Council Race
OAKLAND DISTRICT 3 CITY COUNCIL CHALLENGER NONI SESSION ACHIEVE’S DUAL ENDORSEMENT From Alameda County Labor AFL-CIO and the sole endorsement from SEIU 1021...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:57AM
Developers And Lobbyists Double Down For SF Supervisor Candidate Hillary Ronen
Contributions To City Hall Aide Are Illegal Under This November's Proposition T Ballot Measure, One Lobbyist Even Donated -Twice- The Legal Limit...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:26AM
More than 6,000 CA Public Service Workers Vote to Unite with AFSCME in Landslide Victory
Walnut Creek, Calif. – Six thousand public service workers represented by Public Employees Union (PEU), Local 1 voted Monday to unite with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)—one of the nation’s largest public service worker unions. Nearly two-thirds voted in favor of the affiliation, which will give public workers across eight Northern California counties a stronger voice to improve the vital services they provide their communities every day....
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:36PM
Rally and Protest at Driscoll's Berry Store and Distribution Center
1750 San Juan Rd, Aromas, CA 95004-9027...
Event Date: Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:25PM
Familias Unidas por la Justicia Announce Next Steps after Historic Win
Sacramento, CA – Today, 9/22, Edgar Franks, organizer with Community to Community Development (C2C), the support organization for Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) reported on historic next steps following the culimination of FUJ’s organizing campaign. The farmworkers at Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm voted in a historic secret ballot election to have Familias Unidas por la Justicia represent them in negotiations for a union contract – the vote represents years of organizing and signals a new er...
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:26PM
We Clarify and Reiterate the Driscoll’s Boycott is in Full Force
We will continue our resistance, boycotting Driscoll's for a better life and a better future for farmworkers' families in San Quintín....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:30PM
Aclaramos de Manera Reiterada Que el Boicot a Driscoll’s Sigue Con Más Fuerza
Seguiremos en resistencia del boicot a Driscoll's por una mejor vida y un mejor futuro para las familias jornaleros en San Quintín....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:22PM
Outsourcing & Privatization Of UCB With AFSCME 3299 UCB Gardener Hank Chapot
UCB AFSCME 3299 gardener Hank Chapot talks about the outsourcing and privatization of the university threatening the health and safety, the students, staff and public...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:25PM
Bauer’s Drivers Latest Group to Choose Teamster Representation in the Tech Industry
(SAN FRANCISCO) September 14 –– Drivers with Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation are the latest workers in the tech transportation industry to choose Teamsters representation, after a majority of drivers signed up last week to join San Francisco-based Teamsters Local 665....
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:16PM
FWP Applauds Resolution to Four-Year Labor Dispute Between Farmworkers and Supplier to Driscoll's Berries
Portland, OR, September 13, 2016 – Fair World Project, a project of the Organic Consumers Association, the nation’s largest network of green and ethical consumers, is proud to announce the results of an election on September 12 that confirmed the independent union Familias Unidas por la Justicia (Familias Unidas) as the formal representatives of farm workers at Sakuma Brothers Farm (Sakuma) in Washington State, supplier to Driscoll’s, the largest berry distributor in the world. Fair World Pro...
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:26PM
CFA Stands in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Protestors
The California Faculty Association stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the coalition of Native leaders and activists defending their cultural heritage, sacred grounds, right to protest, sovereign rights, and right to clean water....
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:39PM
WA Farmworkers to Vote on Union / Mexico Farmworkers Continue Driscoll's Boycott
Congratulations to Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ)! FUJ is an independent farmworkers union and one of our newest members! After a three-year struggle, on September 4, 2016, FUJ reached an agreement with Sakuma Brothers Farm in Washington state to conduct a secret ballot election so the workers on the farm can vote whether they want FUJ to be their union. Sakuma Brothers is a supplier to Driscoll's Berries....
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 5:55PM
Labor Splits Over WCCSD Sale Of Adams School to Beller/Caliber Charter-Board Votes No
Unions split on whether to support the sale of the Richmond Adams Middle School to Ron Beller and his charter chain Caliber which is non-union. The Carpenters Local 152 received a letter that Beller would hire union carpenters and helped organize to support the sale changing their position of No Sale. Other unions and the community opposed the sale and the WCCSB voted to stop the sale ending the deal for the Adams Middle School...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 5:07PM
UAW 2865 Endorsement of Sept 9th Strike Call and Prison Organizing
Passed September 3, 2016...
Posted: Wed Sep 7, 2016 12:18AM
Monterey Bay CLC Annual Labor Day Picnic – BBQ Lunch 9-5-2016
I attended on behalf of Drew Glover. Drew is a candidate for Santa Cruz City Council and had gotten some good endorsements! The event was held at DeLaveaga Park 850 Branciforte Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95065...
Posted: Mon Sep 5, 2016 10:43PM
Driscoll's Boycott Continues 9-4-2016
Many shoppers at at the West Side New Leaf Community Market were very receptive and we were able to get a lot of signatures on the petition regarding the boycott!...
Posted: Mon Sep 5, 2016 11:05AM
SF Mime Troupe "Schooled" Charters & The Privatization Of Education
The San Francisco Mime Troupe's play "Schooled" in 2016 is about charters and the privatization of education....
Posted: Sun Sep 4, 2016 8:11PM
The Weiner Goes Crazy At Jane Kim Meeting In SF-Deregulation vs Regulation of Capitalism
SF supervisor Scott Weiner who is running for State Senate organized a protest at a meeting of his opponent Jane Kim He put up tents in front of Mission High where the meeting took place and also charged that Kim was being supported more by developers than he was....
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:07AM
UCSF to re-hire dozens of fired Immigrant Workers After Public Outcry
Oakland, August 30, 2016: Late yesterday, UCSF Medical Center and AFSCME Local 3299 reached an agreement for UCSF to hire 24 former Contract custodians at UCSF Medical Center. The workers, primarily Chinese immigrants who had been employed by former UCSF Contractor IMPEC Group for as long as four years, had been fired in 2015 after UCSF demanded that IMPEC cut their wages by almost 50% and the workers spoke up for better working conditions....
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:20PM
National LCLAA Resolution In Solidarity With The Farmworkers In San Quintín (Baja California, Mexico) and Skagit County (Washington State)
The National Labor Council for Latin American Advancement passed a resolution in solidarity with farmworkers in San Quintín (Baja California, Mexico) and Skagit County (Washington State) at the 21st LCLAA National Membership Convention held August 18-20, 2016 in Orlando, Florida....
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:41PM