Labor & Workers
Labor & Workers
imageUC Santa Cruz Shut Down & UC Dining Halls and Offices Occupied
by It's Going Down
In what is being referred to as “Doomsday,” UC President Janet Napolitano has given striking student workers at the University of California in Santa Cruz until midnight on February 21st to turn in withheld grades....
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:28PM
imageOn Strike!!
by Steve Pleich
Show Up, Stand Up, Speak Up!!...
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:44PM
textUCSC Struggles over Grades amid Strike by Eugenio Negro
Eugenio Negro's report on interviews with students 20 February 2020 during the grad student strike that is shutting down classes and may withhold student grades....
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:37PM
calendarDoomsday Rally + March to Picket
Quarry Plaza, UC Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:00AM
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:34PM
calendarTownies for COLA
by Townies4COLA
Meet at the westside 7 Eleven (218 Cardiff Pl.) at 11:30am to march to the base of UCSC campus for the rally at noon...
Event Date: Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:30AM
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:48AM
imageJust Cause Oakland 20 years later, now called Causa Justa/Just Cause
by Lynda Carson
A 2008 protest in front of the California Hotel in Oakland. Members of Just Cause Oakland with tenants of the California Hotel that were facing illegal evictions, and illegal threats of having their water and electricity turned off!...
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:15PM
textUC Santa Cruz graduate students call for expansion of wildcat strike by Jonathan Burleigh (WSWS Repost)
February 19, 2020 - The UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) graduate student wildcat strike escalated yesterday, Tuesday February 18, as students from United Auto Workers (UAW) union local 2865 mounted an all-day picket, culminating in a general assembly to vote on further action. Graduate students are holding fast against police repression and threats of dismissal or even deportation from the highest level university administration. Despite a virtual media blackout, support for the movement is growing acro...
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:47PM
imageA Report on the First Week of the Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike
by It's Going Down
When Santa Cruz student-workers extended their grade strike to a full-scale work stoppage on February 10th, others of us across campuses began developing ways to support it....
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:31PM
imageAn Interview on the Growing Wildcat Strike at UC Santa Cruz
by It's Going Down
The UC seems to recognize that physically cracking down on the pickets would lead to poor news coverage and a depletion of their already expiring political capital. So instead, they’re taking a different tact and threatening our jobs....
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:54PM
imageMonterey Bay Central Labor Council AFL-CIO Opposes the Recall
by Santa Cruz News Network
One of the Monterey Bay area's largest labor organizations, Monterey Bay Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, opposes the recall of Progressive Santa Cruz City Councilmembers Drew Glover and Chris Krohn. The Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (MBCLC) is the local body of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), representing more than 39,000 union members and their families from the Monterey Bay Area. The organization recommends voting "No" on the recall of th...
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:45PM
imageStriking University of California-Santa Cruz grad students defy UAW, arrests and threats of termination
by Stewart Bernays and David Brown (WSWS Repost)
February 18, 2020 - Graduate student instructors (GSIs) and teaching assistants (TAs) at University of California-Santa Cruz are beginning the sixth day of their wildcat strike to demand a cost of living adjustment. Like many educators in California, grad students have confronted stagnant wages alongside skyrocketing rents that leave them struggling to survive in one of the most expensive cities in the United States. Last December, grad students initiated a grading strike to demand the increa...
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:13PM
imageWorking Class Voices At Sanders Rally In Richmond: Workers Fed Up with 1% & Corruption
by Pacifica
Workers, unionists and youth spoke out at the Bernie Sanders rally in Richmond, California on 2/17/20....
Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:08PM
imageScooter Red Alert: The Oakland Lime Strike Is Crashing the Company
by Spunky Peons
On the evening of February 10th, the Lime scooter company cut pay for contractors by 30% without warning. Many if not most contractors immediately responded by refusing to charge the company's electric scooters. It's likely that there are more uncharged scooters in the streets now than charged scooters. It's getting so bad that countless scooters are beginning to crash, along with prospects for the company in Oakland....
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:33PM
imageJoint UCSA-UCGPC Letter to UC Leadership on the Excessive Police Presence and Use of Force at the UCSC Wildcat Strike
by UC Student Association
Excessive Police Presence and Use of Force at the UCSC Wildcat Strike...
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:50PM
imageThe Survival of the ILWU at Stake! Interview With Retired ILWU Local 10 Member Jack Heyman
by WorkWeek
WorkWeek on KPOO looks at the recent article by Jack Heyman about the survival of the ILWU. Jack Heyman who is retired Executive Board member of ILWU Local 10 discusses the history of the ILWU and the present attacks including a $93 million judgement against the union, the threatened privatization and destruction of the Port of Oakland and total automation of most longshore jobs....
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:13PM
imageKPFA Rally On Taxes, Bylaws & Support For WorkWeek Radio
by WorkWeek
A rally was held on 2/12/20 in front of KPFA to report on the threat of an auction on KPFA property for the failure of management to pay the property taxes. Speakers also discussed the proposed bylaws and the cancellation of WorkWeek, the only labor radio show on KPFA Pacifica....
Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:28PM
imageLime Scooter Contractors in Oakland Strike Over Pay Cut
by Spunky Peons
In response to a 30% pay cut on Monday night, there's an ongoing work stoppage by contractors who charge Lime scooters in Oakland. There is no union organizing the strike nor communications between most contractors. The people who charge Lime scooters just stopped doing it, organically, at the same time. Riders are surely feeling the effect of the strike this week as countless uncharged scooters sit dormant in the streets....
Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:29AM
imageThe Survival of the ILWU at Stake!
by Jack Heyman
Retired ILWU Local 10 activist Jack Heyman writes about the present crisis of the ILWU and the threats to it's existence....
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:27PM
videoCOLA Strikers Take Base of UCSC Campus; Arrests Made (video/mp4 350.2MB) by COLA 4 UCSC
The main entrance to UC Santa Cruz is shut down right now. Over a dozen COLA strikers were arrested today. (Videos from today. Credit: Kyron Foo)...
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:51PM
imageTartine ILWU 6 Workers Celebrate In SF In Fight To Organize Company
by Labor Video Project
A celebration was held by hundreds of workers at San Francisco 24th and Mission as the over 100 workers at Tartine bakery voted to join ILWU Local 6. Workers talk about why having a union is critical to their lives....
Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2020 8:04AM