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imageEvacuate the Grand Princess Crew Now! Protest in SF to Free the Seafarers on a Petri Dish
by WorkWeek
A solidarity protest was held at Pier 35 in San Francisco demanding that the more than 600 crew members of the Grand Princess be fully tested and be allowed to evacuate the contaminated ship. Instead the Princess Lines, Coast Guard and California governor Gavin Newsom refused to allow them to evacuate the contaminated ship....
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2020 9:51PM
imageThe Struggle Of The Grand Princess Crew & All Crew Members For Healthcare & Justice
by Labor Video Project
Terry Valen, the president of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) talks about the conditions of the Grand Princess crew which is docked off Hunters Point shipyard. He also talks about the conditions of repatriated seafarers from the Grand Princess who are now in the Philippines...
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 5:51PM
imageWatsonville Community Hospital Nurses to Hold Shift Change Actions To Demand Protections When Treating Patients With COVID-19
by California Nurses Association
To protest the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and preparedness for frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, registered nurses at Watsonville Community Hospital will hold a silent vigil and solidarity stand on Monday, March 30, 2020. Registered nurses are calling on Watsonville Community Hospital to reverse its decision to weaken personal protective equipment standards and cancel staff rather than preparing for a surge of COVID-19 patients....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:48PM
imageGrad Students Continue Withholding Grades During Covid-19 Pandemic
by Spread The Strike!
Email from graduate student to UCSC Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor on the day Winter quarter grades are due....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:08PM
imageNo More "One Mask Per Shift"! SF NNU Nurses Demand Real Protection At St. Mary's Hospital
by Labor Video Project
San Francisco NNU CNA nurses rallied on 3/26/20 outside St. Mary's hospital to protest the management's order use the same mask all day which threatens the health and safety of nurses and patients. They collected donated masks and also were angry against the CDC regulations which have been downgraded threatening their health....
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:13PM
textCalifornia Nurses Association protest in Oakland against lack of protective gear by Lynda Carson
Last Friday, I watched around 4 first responders from a fire truck in Oakland respond to the needs of someone that was hauled off to the hospital. I was shocked that the first responders were not wearing any protective gear or N95 respirators. Barely three days later, nurses from the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United held a protest Monday evening March 23, in front of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. They protested against the lack of protective gear and weakening of stand...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:00AM
imageFive Demands for Emergency COVID-19 Survival
by Dave Id
With the Bay Area and now all of California on coronavirus lockdown, millions going without paychecks and health insurance, prisoners and unsheltered folks at great risk of contracting the virus, wheatpaste posters have gone up in Oakland making five reasonable demands to increase our collective chance at survival....
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:30PM
imageAt Port of Oakland, ILWU Tells SAA We Want Health/Safety Protection from COVID-19
by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 10 and 34 leaders and rank and file had a press conference in front of SSA in Oakland demanding that they have proper health and safety in their port jobs. Tra-Pack was forced to clean the equipment and they are demanding the same action from SSA. They also discussed the issue of the conditions of the Grand Princess Crew docked in Hunters Point...
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:01PM
imageWorkWeek On SF Housing With Dean Preston, ILWU Port Safety & UCSF AFSCME Cancer Cluster
by WorkWeek
WorkWeek interviews SF Supervisor Dean Preston about the housing crisis and the fight against evictions. Next WorkWeek hears about UAW auto worker wildcats over the failure to protect the health and safety of auto workers. We interview UAW 551 Chicago Ford worker Scott Houldierson. Next WorkWeek hears about the conditions of Bay Area Longshore workers who are members of ILWU Local 10 with Trent Willis, president of the Local. Last, WorkWeek interviews Stella Miranda, the wife of a UCSF AFSCM...
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:00PM
imageILWU10 & 34 Victory Halting Grand Princess Waste Removal Contaminating Workers/Community
by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 10 & 34 joined with community & labor groups. to. demand a halt to the unloading contaminated COVID-19 waste from the Grand Princess onto the port. Their action stopped the company....
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:02PM
imageILWU & Migrant Organizations Defend Grand Princess Crew & US Workers
by Labor Video Project
The Bay Area ILWU and migrant rights organizations joined together to support the Grand Princess crew health and safety as. well as the health and safety conditions of longshore workers and all port workers. They also discussed the fight of all working people to defend and protect their health and safety rights....
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:51PM
imageCoronavirus eviction protection moratoriums expected to be passed
by Lynda Carson
A recent photo of Mariah Parker's "Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble", after a rehearsal, that was posted with an email that mentioned the unfortunate cancellations of two of their local performances due to the disastrous effects of the coronavirus!...
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:55PM
image"Prisoners on the Grand Princess Petri Dish” — Will the Crew Be Quarantined to Die on Ship?
by WorkWeek
Over 1,000 Grand Princess crew members have been held hostage on the ship at the Port of Oakland. Pence and Newsom have said they will not be getting off the ship. Instead they will be quarantined at sea in this contaminated death ship....
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:03AM
imageCOLA & Corona
by Spread The Strike!
UCSC, like other campuses, has gone online-only to mitigate coronavirus. Rather than maintaining a physical picket, we focus our efforts on the digital picket. Our organizing will only get stronger and more creative!...
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:11PM
imageUCSF NNU-CNA Nurses & Corvid-19 "When Nurses Aren't Safe, Patients Aren't Safe"
by Labor Video Project
National Nurses Union CNA nurses at UCSF held a press conference to talk about the serious health and safety protection that is critical to healthcare providers and patients. They reported that they have to re-use masks, are understaffed and there is a lack of communication from management....
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:04PM
imageCal-OSHA, Coronavirus, Worker Dangers & Crisis In CA with Dr. Larry Rose, Former Director
by Pacifica
Dr. Larry Rose, former Cal-OSHA Medical Director talks about the serious staffing crisis at the agency with only 1 doctor and 1 nurse for California's 19 million workers. He also talks about how this effects the health and safety of not only workers but the public and the growing corruption scandal in the state government with former DIR Director Christine Baker who had her daughter in a no-show job paying over $120,000 a year....
Posted: Sun Mar 8, 2020 3:43PM
imageWhose University? Day 18 Strike Updates at UC Santa Cruz
by Pay Us More UCSC
For the 18th day of the strike, hundreds of graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, staff, lecturers, and others successfully closed down UCSC’s main campus for the entire working day....
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 12:35PM
imageHuge Turnout for UC Berkeley Day of Action and Solidarity
by CAL COLA -​ Pay Us More UCB
UC Berkeley graduate student workers, undergraduates and faculty stop work to demand COLA and reinstatement of fired UCSC workers....
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 11:44AM
imageUC Santa Cruz Shutdown: Why Classes Are Cancelled
by Spread The Strike!
Classes are cancelled today because things must change if anything is to carry on at all....
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2020 3:47PM
imageA Statement by The People's Coalition Post-Firing of the Graduate Students
by The People's Coalition
We believe it is time that this strike spreads even further, and that it is we undergraduates who spread it. Cola4all is an autonomous direct-action based movement of student-workers reimagining the UC System....
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2020 6:40PM