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image Hundreds of Consumers and Boycott Supporters March with Farm Workers to Sakuma Farms 480_sin-tierra-sin-papeles-sin-miedo_1.jpg by Boycott Sakuma Berries
Hundreds of consumers and boycott supporters march with farm workers to Sakuma Bros. Farms processing plant: vow to continue boycott until union says to stop....
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:57PM
image Farmworkers Walk Out of Sakuma Fields- Workers Ask for Fair Wages Again 480_fuj-july-20-2016_1.jpg by Boycott Sakuma Berries
Burlington, WA- Ramon Torres president of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), independent union, reported today (July 20, 2016) close to 200 workers walked out of the Sakuma fields with growing frustration about the price per pound, and decreasing number of hours allowed to pick....
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:46PM
image Attorney Toni Jaramilla Files Race Discrimination Complaint Against Islands Restaurant 480_henderson_-_conformed_complaint_page_17_1.jpg by JStevenson
Toni Jaramilla, a Los Angeles workers’ rights attorney, filed a civil lawsuit stemming from alleged race discrimination and retaliation in the workplace....
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:58AM
image TESC Students for Justice in Palestine Respond to Evergreen Administration 480_tesc-boycott_1.jpg by TESC Students for Justice in Palestine
An open letter from TESC Students for Justice in Palestine’s response to the Administration’s statement concerning the affirmative student votes to boycott Sabra, Driscoll’s, and CAT products on the Evergreen campus and its refusal to respect the CAT boycott....
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:19PM
video Protests force Mexico to talks with teachers (video/mp4 113.6mb) by IndyRadio/CNTE
2 months of protest against the neoliberal assault on education in Mexico have finally resulted in talks between The Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE) and Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong.Highways remain blockaded in 5 states and the teachers send us a video of protests from Monday, 11jul16...
Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:51PM
image Teamsters Mourn the Loss of Local 320 Member Philando Castile 480_philando_castile_1.jpg by via the Teamsters
14-Year Member was Nutrition Services Supervisor in St. Paul Public Schools...
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:10PM
image Oaxaca 2016: «Esta lucha no es del magisterio, es del pueblo de México» 480_marcha-ayuujk-oaxaca_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
Miles de hombres y mujeres, desde una multitud de pueblos y comunidades están luchando en su día a día para construir un camino distinto, justo y digno....
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:04PM
image Oaxaca 2016: “This is not a teachers struggle, it belongs to the people of Mexico” 480_marcha-ayuujk-oaxaca_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
Thousands of men and women, from a multitude of peoples and communities, are struggling daily to build a different path, just and dignified....
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:38PM
image Four Years Struggle, Three Years Boycott, Sakuma Finally Ready to Negotiate 480_familias-unidas-por-la-justica_1.jpg by Familias Unidas Por la Justica (FUJ)
Burlington, WA - We at Familias Unidas Por la Justica (FUJ) are certainly encouraged that Sakuma Berry Farms has relented to the pressure of the ‪#‎BoycottDriscolls‬ campaign and the workers voices in the fields to finally agree to begin negotiations....
Posted: Fri Jul 8, 2016 4:50PM
image San Quintín: Migrant Farmworkers in Mexico 480_san-quintin-1_1.jpg by Griselda San Martin
In Mexico’s San Quintín valley, thousands of indigenous farmworkers are hired on a daily basis as a source of cheap and flexible labor....
Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 12:08AM
audio Lyn Archer speaks about New Orleans City proposed shut-down of French Quarter Strip Clubs (audio/mpeg 33.6mb) by WTUL News & Views
In-studio interview with Lyn Archer, New Orleans resident and stripper, on proposed shut-down of more than half of French Quarter Strip Clubs....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:45AM
image Mexico CNTE Section9 Sec Gen Francisco Bravo In Chicago STOP PRIVATIZATION & UNION BUSTING 480_mexico_cnte_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Mexico CNTE Section 9 Sec Gen Francisco Brava spoke in Chicago on April 1, 2016 during a strike rally by the Chicago Teachers Union CTU. His union and members is under massive repression, government terror and being forced into privatization and standardized testing by the Mexican capitalist government supported by the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton who supports the president of Mexico...
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:45PM
image Familias boycott of Driscoll’s berries is gaining momentum 480_sakuma-familias_1.jpg by Dean Shelton
The membership of Familias has grown to more than 300 members. Some members are local, but many travel from California and parts of Mexico. Since 2013, Familias has improved the living and working conditions of their members. This includes increasing wages, securing clean bedding and mattresses, having retaliatory bosses removed, and securing back pay for over 30 farmworkers. Despite this substantial progress, their work is still not done....
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:14PM
image Evergreen State College Students Vote in Solidarity with Palestine and Farmworkers 480_tesc-boycott_1.jpg by Students for Justice in Palestine at TESC
On May 31, 2016, students at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA voted overwhelmingly to endorse resolutions expressing support for freedom and equality for Palestinians and labor justice for migrant workers at Sakuma Bros farm in northern Washington. The three resolutions asked students to (1.) condemn the presence of Caterpillar Inc. equipment on campus, to (2.) de-shelve Sabra hummus and (3.) prohibit the use of Sakuma Bros berries from campus dining services....
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:10PM
image Corrupt DOL Secretary Perez Working With US Gov USAID Funded Solidarity Center-AFL-CIO afl-cio_s_secret_war.jpeg by repost
The AFL-CIO is colluding with corrupt Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez to establish an pro-imperialist operation around the world funded by USAID. The "Global Labor Program" will be used to push a pro-capitalist agenda internationally and shield criminal US multi-nationals who are engaging in terror and slave labor around the world. The Walmart Walton Family and Penny Pritzker who is the secretary of Commerce both are on board to this work by Trumka and company union officials...
Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:04AM
image Farmworkers Union Walk Out from the Fields This Morning 480_work-stoppage-sakuma-bros_1_6-9-16_1.jpg by Familias Unidas por la Justicia
Burlington, WA — Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) members, an independent farmworker union based in Burlington, WA, and other farmworkers walked out of the Sakuma Bros Berry Farms this morning after more than 120 workers demanded an increase of the $0.24 per pound of strawberries that they were receiving. Workers are asking for an increase of their wage to $0.35 per pound of strawberries, along with the ongoing ask for a union contract....
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 12:29PM
text Renewed Concern Over Labor Dispute at Washington Farm by via Fair World Project
Thousands of Consumers Ask Sakuma Brothers Farm to Negotiate a Fair Contract While Over 30 Organizations Ask Driscoll’s to Uphold Commitment to Freedom of Association PORTLAND, OR, May 26, 2016 – Leading fair trade advocacy organization, Fair World Project, joined over thirty other organizations in signing a letter asking Driscoll’s, the largest distributor of berries in the world, to make good on its commitment to enforcing the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining. As...
Posted: Thu Jun 2, 2016 3:32AM
image Zionist/Nazi Relations in 1930's Becomes Big Issue in British Politics-With Lenni Brenner 480_nazi_and_jews_mildenstein_medal_1.jpg by Lenni Brenner
The Zionists and Rightwing UK Labourites are launching a witch hunt against supposed anti-semites because they have exposed the historic relationship between the Nazis and the Zionists who colluded during the 2nd WW. Nazis were invited by the Zionists to Palestine because they agreed with the Nazi solution of Jews going to Palestine for their own state....
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 1:17PM
document AT&T Shareholders meet Communications Workers of America 2016_shareholders_-_cwa_activists_3_page.pdf_140_.jpg by Stan Santos
This article discusses AT&T connections to BIG MONEY. Learn about efforts to silence the voice of labor and progressive shareholders' motions for transparency in AT&T political donations and lobbying....
Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 3:53PM
text Planned Crises or Alan Greenspan's "Tsunami" by Joachim Hirsch
Greenspan knew his policy would create a financial bubble that ultimately had to burst. The subsequent crisis was consciously accepted since it speeded up the process of creative destruction, the end of the Fordist regime and building a new capitalism under US rule. The financialization of capitalism, speculation and greed are functional elements of the new policy and of capitalist logic. Lessons from the 2008 financial meltdown include shrinking the financial sector and expanding the public ...
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:57AM