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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
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
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
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
Boycott Driscoll’s Protest at Watsonville Strawberry Festival
A banner declaring “No More Blood Berries” hung from the most iconic buildings in downtown Watsonville, which hover over the Strawberry Festival and stand as subtle reminders of the apple industry in the Pájaro Valley....
Posted: Tue Aug 9, 2016 5:06PM
Watsonville Strawberry Festival and Driscoll's Protest Day #2 Aug.7, 2016
Driscoll's Boycott Continued Today (Sunday) at the Strawberry Festival in downtown Watsonville, California...
Posted: Mon Aug 8, 2016 12:45AM
Driscoll's Boycott continues in Capitola Ca. 7-31-2016!
This boycott of Driscoll's Berries continues and we are targeting many stores in the Santa Cruz area! We will keep it up untill Driscoll's and Sakuma Berries growers sit down with the workers!...
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:19PM
Beach Flats Mural Celebration at The Beach Flats Community Center/Park
Beach Flats Mural Celebration at The Beach Flats Community Center/Park To repaint the mural that the city painted over a while back. 133 Leibrandt Ave. Santa Cruz Ca. Just down the street from the Boardwak and between the Boardwalk and the Beach Flats Community Garden....
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:52AM
Environmental racism in the “leftmost city”
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
US Deportations Protested, Beller's Caliber Charter In Richmond & NAFTA Mex Privatization
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
Sacramento protest: Victory over fascism
People from the Sacramento community and anti-racist protesters from around northern California started to assemble in the morning to prevent the white supremacists from entering the capitol grounds and holding their hate rally. Militarized police cornered the protesters on the street to allow space for fascists to assemble, but to their surprise the protesters heroically challenged them and took over the steps of the capitol building before the fascists could assemble....
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:37PM
Anti-Fascists Shut Down Nazi Rally at California State Capitol
On the morning of June 26, hundreds of anti-fascists gathered on the grounds of the state Capitol, ready to deny access to white supremacists who had announced plans to hold a rally that afternoon. Members of the Traditionalist Workers Party, Golden State Skinheads, Blood & Honor, and other anti-immigrant, racist groups had secured a permit from the California Highway Patrol to rally on the steps of the Capitol building from noon until 2pm. Antifa forces made certain the rally never happened...
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:10PM
No “Free Speech” for Fascists: Neo-Nazis Shut Down in Sacramento
The neo-Nazis were not able to march and they did not have a rally. While the crowd accomplished what it set out to do, it came at a high cost....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:37PM
Some photos from today, and some fascist sympathizers? Found taking photos of protestors...
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:43PM
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
Fresno Advocates Demand End to Secretive Deportation Program
Fresno, June 23, 2016 - On the heels of the Supreme Court’s non-decision in U.S. v. Texas, which effectively blocked President Obama’s immigration actions to shield millions from deportation, advocates and community members unveiled their assessment of a pilot program started one year ago giving federal immigration agents unfettered access to the Fresno County Jail. Advocates warn that the program is shrouded in secrecy and leaves immigrants vulnerable to abuses by Immigration and Customs Enf...
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:24AM