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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
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
calendar Solidarity Works San Francisco: Boston School Bus Drivers West Coast Tour 480_haitian_flag_day_2015_boston_1.jpg by Tova
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco 1187 Franklin St. Kincaid Room 38R bus from Montgomery BART...
Event Date: Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:00PM
calendar Unheard Voices Rising Up Through LaborFest Writers laborfestwwriters.jpg by The Green Arcade
The Green Arcade 1680 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102...
Event Date: Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:48PM
calendar School Supply Drive by Mark Hawthorne/F.E.P.
Drop-off locations throughout the Bay Area: http://www.foodispower.org/drop-off-locations/...
Event Date: Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:44PM
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
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
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
calendar How Solidarity Can Win how_solidarity_can_win_atu_flyer.pdf_140_.jpg by Tova
ATU Local 1555, 132 9th Street, Oakland - across from Lake Merritt BART...
Event Date: Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:47PM
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 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 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
text The Totalitarianism of the Market by Sebastian Mueller
Neoliberalism demands reeducation for its implementation like command socialism. The neoliberal view of the person is exemplified by the figure of the Homo Oeconomicus and is the antipole to the socialist person. All persons are entrepreneurs of themselves. Everything important for persons is acquired through the market. To survive in the competition with others, constant self-optimization is necessary. Relations with others only serve purely economic utilitarian calculations....
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:57AM
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
calendar New Novel Set in the Midst of Huge SF General Strike of 1934 480_frisco_1.jpg by The Green Arcade
The Green Arcade 1680 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94110...
Event Date: Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Sat Jul 9, 2016 3:24PM
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