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text SF Janitors Demand Union Contract by Solidarity Forever
For the past week or so, the janitors in the San Francisco Financial District have had marches and rallies on Market Street and at various locations in the Financial District demanding a union contract. The latest was a Friday, July 29, 2016, 5 p.m. march down Montgomery Street with a sound truck in the lead, followed by red flags and a huge banner calling for Bread & Prosperity, with about 1,000 janitors chanting The People United Will Never Be Defeated, El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Venci...
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:36PM
image SF Taxi Transit Workers On Tech, UBER, Lyft And Deregulation 480_uber_doll_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Taxi drivers and transit workers talked about the role of UBER and Lyft on the lives of taxi workers, drivers and the public at a forum sponsored by SF Taxi Workers Alliance...
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:22PM
image Health Care Workers Walk off their jobs at Dominican Hospital at 11AM today 7-27-2016 480_045_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Today Health Care Workers and Caregivers are demonstrating in front of Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz CA....
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:50PM
image Environmental racism in the “leftmost city” 480_nopal_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Ecological Justice
Santa Cruz is a majority white town, characterized by an extreme shortage of affordable housing and rentals. In recent years there has been increasing encroachment by wealthy out-of-towners seeking second homes near the beach. Within the city’s neighborhoods, one stands out demographically. Beach Flats, bordering the Boardwalk’s enormous parking lots, is populated mainly by immigrants from Mexico and Central America....
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:21AM
image Libby Schaaf Takes Credit for California $15 Minimum Wage with Billboard Tribute to Herself 480_libbyschaaf-15minimumwage-billboard_20160515_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
On April 3, 2016, a $15 minimum wage was signed into law in California, gradually raising the minimum wage from the current $10/hour to $15/hour by 2022. The same day, a similar law was signed in New York state. Based on the huge billboard in her honor that was seen high above San Pablo Avenue in May, one would be led to believe that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf single-handedly fought against all odds to bring an increased minimum wage to fruition. Apparently, workers themselves deserve no cr...
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:06PM
text 2016 Sacramento Visit of Mexican Trade Unionist by Labor Council For Latin American Advancement
Two leaders of the trade union movement in Mexico will be coming to Sacramento to discuss the growing labor crisis, murders and repression...
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:41AM
image Complaint Filed Against SF Supervisor Candidate for Financial Conflict of Interest 480_ronen_lobbyist_violations_1_1_1.jpg by SF Labor News
Lobbying Firm for Anti-Union Grocery Outlet Met With District 9 Legislative Assistant/Supervisor Candidate Hillary Ronen 11 Times, Made Unreported Campaign Contribution In Alleged Attempt To Influence Project Approvals...
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:19PM
image Mexican Trade Unionists To Visit SF And Northern California 480_mexico_military_publica_1.jpg by LCLAA Sacramento
Two trade unionists from Mexico from the Teacher's union and Electrician's union will be visiting San Francisco and Northern California....
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:19PM
text Grocery Tax on SF 11/8/16 Ballot & Other Anti-Labor Props by Sniff
The stench of corruption and possible election fraud can be seen in the many anti-labor propositions on the San Francisco 11/8/16 ballot, with perhaps the worst being the Grocery Tax on sugar drinks that will certainly cause ALL food prices to rise at the grocery store and in restaurants, so the Democratic Party machine at City Hall can have a slush fund, since this one, unlike the 2014 measure which was defeated, is openly and proudly going to the general fund instead of specific projects, s...
Posted: Sat Jul 9, 2016 8:40PM
image Watsonville Brown Berets Keep Pressure on Driscoll’s 480_boycott-driscolls-watsonville-safeway_2_7-2-16_1.jpg by Bradley Allen
Solidarity with farmworkers in Washington state and Baja California leading the worldwide boycott of Driscoll’s berries....
Posted: Mon Jul 4, 2016 1:55PM
image Watsonville March from Watsonville City Plaza to Ramsay Park 7-2-2016 480_177_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Marching in solidarity with the teachers Oaxaca Mexico! Sponsored by The Watsonville Brown Berets...
Posted: Sun Jul 3, 2016 1:33AM
image Boycotting Driscoll's continues! Today at Watsonville Safeway 7-2-2016 480_1-a_a975_1.jpg by AutumnSun
We are back at Watsonville Safeway today. We are there to let the people know what is happening to the workers in the fields!...
Posted: Sun Jul 3, 2016 1:00AM
text State prosecutors hit Gerawan with fresh complaint by via United Farm Workers
Visalia, Calif., June 30, 2016 — Two months after the full Agricultural Labor Relations Board issued a unanimous 81-page decision decisively finding Fresno-based tree fruit grower Gerawan Farming Inc. guilty of repeatedly violating California’s farm labor law, state prosecutors issued a new complaint against the giant company alleging serious and repeated violations of the law....
Posted: Sat Jul 2, 2016 11:53PM
image LaborFest San José -- July 8, 14, 22, 23, 26, 29 480_flyer_-_laborfest_2016_sj.jpg by San José Peace and Justice Center
Featuring FilmWorks United, the International Working Class Film & Video Festival...
Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 12:21AM
image Sacramento Nazi Derik Punneo of BAC Local 3 480_nazi-derik-ryan-punneo-knife-bac-local-3_1.jpeg by It's Going Down
Derik Ryan Punneo is the man seen wielding a knife with bloody hands apparently after stabbing anti-racist protesters in the widely circulated images from the Nazi rally in Sacramento on June 26....
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:50PM
image Slow Food USA respalda el boicot de Driscoll’s Berries 480_slow-food-usa-boicot-driscolls_1.jpg by Boycott Driscoll's
Slow Food USA respeta y valora las manos que nos alimentan. Es por esto que nos solidarizamos con Familias Unidas por la Justicia....
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:44PM
image Slow Food USA Endorses the Boycott of Driscoll’s Berries 480_slow-food-usa-boycott-driscolls_1.jpg by Boycott Driscoll's
Slow Food USA respects and values the hands that feed us. This is why we stand in solidarity with Familias Unidas por la Justicia....
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:11PM
image US Deportations Protested, Beller's Caliber Charter In Richmond & NAFTA Mex Privatization 480_mexican_military_bomb_teachers_1.jpg by KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek radio looks at San Francisco labor protesting the deportations and Supreme Court decision attacking immigrant rights. Also it looks at the vulture hedge fund capitalist Ron Beller's Caliber school sale by the West Contra Costa County School district for $60,000. WorkWeek also hears about a protest by San Francisco teachers of the massacre of teachers in Mexico and talks with Al Rojas about the visit of Mexican unionists to the US...
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:18PM
calendar Watsonville Driscoll's Boycott Action 480_watsonville-brown-berets_5-19-16_1.jpg by Watsonville Brown Berets
Safeway (Watsonville, CA) 2010 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, California 95019...
Event Date: Sat Jul 2, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:42PM
image Struggle and Hope CD Release and Celebration 480_agustin_lira_1.jpg 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