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Struggle and Hope CD Release and Celebration
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
SF Labor Council Demands An End To Deportations And Legalization of Undocumented Workers
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
Mexico Teachers' Murders Protested In SF "Massacre Made In USA"
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
Tentative Pact Averts Watsonville Hospital RN Strike
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
San Francisco's Mission St. Mission
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
Watsonville Community Hospital Nurses Begin Two-Day Strike Wednesday, June 22
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
Oakland Police Rocked by One Scandal After Another
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
To the Oakland City Council: Let The People Vote!
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
Watsonville Community Hospital Nurses to Strike for Safe Patient Care
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
N. CA Carpenters UBC Oppose Sale Of Adams Middle School To Ron Beller/Caliber Charter
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
Pleich Opens Council Campaign With Support for Workers
We Stand With Working Men and Women
Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 11:22AM
Passing of Helen Chavez
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
Has Sanders Betrayed His Revolution by Endorsing Jane Kim?
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
Pesticides + Poison Gases = Cheap, Year-Round Strawberries
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
DNC Tells Sanders/NNU That They Did Not Want Another Labor Rep On DNC Platform Committee
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
KPFA WW Radio Hedge Fund Speculator And Union Buster Ron Beller, Charters & Privatization
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
Common Enrollment, Common Core, Charters, Privatization & Racism
A forum was held in Oakland on "common enrollment", charters, privatization and racism in the education system.
Posted: Wed Jun 1, 2016 9:52PM
National Day of Action For Fair Working Conditions at CHS Hospitals
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
UFW & Driscoll’s: United To Exploit
Why won’t the United Farm Workers support the Driscoll’s Boycott?
Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:54PM
"Doing Good" In California After Helping To Blow Up The World Economy? Beller & Moses
"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