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imageCOVID-19 SF DPH Healthcare Workers Under Attack, Health & Safety, Racism & Retaliation
by Labor Video Project
The COVID pandemic is being used to violate union contracts and retaliate against whistleblowers. This pandemic is also hitting Black workers and their families even more heavily. There is also no enforcement by Governor Newsom's Cal-OSHA which has less than 200 inspectors for 18 million workers....
Posted: Thu Apr 9, 2020 10:26PM
imageEvacuate the Grand Princess Crew Now! Protest in SF to Free the Seafarers on a Petri Dish
by WorkWeek
A solidarity protest was held at Pier 35 in San Francisco demanding that the more than 600 crew members of the Grand Princess be fully tested and be allowed to evacuate the contaminated ship. Instead the Princess Lines, Coast Guard and California governor Gavin Newsom refused to allow them to evacuate the contaminated ship....
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2020 9:51PM
imageILWU Seattle Workers & Boss Worked on Contaminated SSA Seattle Terminal
by WorkWeek
Seattle ILWU longshore workers were forced to work with a sick SSA manager who might have been infected with Covid-19 and were not informed of the health and safety dangers....
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2020 11:54PM
text"We do not live in capitalism" by Wolfgang Belitz and Yves Wegelin
After the transition to Atlantic turbo-capitgalism, almost nothing can be recognized from the earlier times of the initiatives of the social market economy. In this situation, the counter-factual and fact-immune creed of all conservatives is enmeshed in a deep unconsciousness about the world. We live in a plutocracy where the richest 62 have as much wealth as the poorer half....
Posted: Sun Apr 5, 2020 3:23PM
imageThe Struggle Of The Grand Princess Crew & All Crew Members For Healthcare & Justice
by Labor Video Project
Terry Valen, the president of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) talks about the conditions of the Grand Princess crew which is docked off Hunters Point shipyard. He also talks about the conditions of repatriated seafarers from the Grand Princess who are now in the Philippines...
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 5:51PM
textOn the Power of Money - Three by Eugen Drewermann by Eugen Drewermann and Iring Fetscher
Only faith (as in a religion), the "invisible hand," the "law" of the "free" market can judge everything. State interventions can only be annoying. The market itself is allegedly "social". Everyone acts acording to his advantage. The system is not social but lives from the creation of permanent and growing injustice. "Needs" can be produced completely irrationally....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 6:56AM
textThe economy in the times of the coronavirus by R Hickel, Ingar Solty & Daniel Stelter
Most people’s thinking is determined by the development of the Covid-19 crisis, the return of “the hour of executive power” (Gerhard A. Ritter), i.e. state of exception legislation, and the fears which it evokes as well as the economic measures which appear to be in response to the health crisis....
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:21PM
imageWatsonville Community Hospital Nurses to Hold Shift Change Actions To Demand Protections When Treating Patients With COVID-19
by California Nurses Association
To protest the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and preparedness for frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, registered nurses at Watsonville Community Hospital will hold a silent vigil and solidarity stand on Monday, March 30, 2020. Registered nurses are calling on Watsonville Community Hospital to reverse its decision to weaken personal protective equipment standards and cancel staff rather than preparing for a surge of COVID-19 patients....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:48PM
imageGrad Students Continue Withholding Grades During Covid-19 Pandemic
by Spread The Strike!
Email from graduate student to UCSC Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor on the day Winter quarter grades are due....
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:08PM
imageNo More "One Mask Per Shift"! SF NNU Nurses Demand Real Protection At St. Mary's Hospital
by Labor Video Project
San Francisco NNU CNA nurses rallied on 3/26/20 outside St. Mary's hospital to protest the management's order use the same mask all day which threatens the health and safety of nurses and patients. They collected donated masks and also were angry against the CDC regulations which have been downgraded threatening their health....
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:13PM
imageStarbucks Let Critical Time Slip Away Before Taking Action During COVID-19 Pandemic
by Ruth Robertson
A March 26 Buzzfeed News article says of Starbucks, “the decisions of a company that employs 220,000 people in the US have had far-reaching consequences in the midst of a virus accelerating faster than most public health systems can keep up with.”...
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:33PM
textCalifornia Nurses Association protest in Oakland against lack of protective gear by Lynda Carson
Last Friday, I watched around 4 first responders from a fire truck in Oakland respond to the needs of someone that was hauled off to the hospital. I was shocked that the first responders were not wearing any protective gear or N95 respirators. Barely three days later, nurses from the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United held a protest Monday evening March 23, in front of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. They protested against the lack of protective gear and weakening of stand...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:00AM
imageModolva, COVID-19 & Lessons With Former Federal OSHA Investigator Darrell Whitman
by Labor Video Project
Former Federal OSHA WPP investigator and lawyer who is now in Moldova reports on how this poor Eastern European country is grappling with the coronavirus unlike the panic in the US....
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:17PM
imageFive Demands for Emergency COVID-19 Survival
by Dave Id
With the Bay Area and now all of California on coronavirus lockdown, millions going without paychecks and health insurance, prisoners and unsheltered folks at great risk of contracting the virus, wheatpaste posters have gone up in Oakland making five reasonable demands to increase our collective chance at survival....
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:30PM
textAlternatives to Profit Maximization and The Fragility of Power by Peter Ulrich and Julia Lis
We must look for the "signs of the times" that point to the coming of the Kingdom of God or, as John Holloway puts it, the signs "of the presence of the material power of the cry." The world of struggle against the instrumental power that oppresses and exploits people often seems invisible...New struggles are constantly breaking out....
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:43PM
imageAt Port of Oakland, ILWU Tells SAA We Want Health/Safety Protection from COVID-19
by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 10 and 34 leaders and rank and file had a press conference in front of SSA in Oakland demanding that they have proper health and safety in their port jobs. Tra-Pack was forced to clean the equipment and they are demanding the same action from SSA. They also discussed the issue of the conditions of the Grand Princess Crew docked in Hunters Point...
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:01PM
imageWorkWeek On SF Housing With Dean Preston, ILWU Port Safety & UCSF AFSCME Cancer Cluster
by WorkWeek
WorkWeek interviews SF Supervisor Dean Preston about the housing crisis and the fight against evictions. Next WorkWeek hears about UAW auto worker wildcats over the failure to protect the health and safety of auto workers. We interview UAW 551 Chicago Ford worker Scott Houldierson. Next WorkWeek hears about the conditions of Bay Area Longshore workers who are members of ILWU Local 10 with Trent Willis, president of the Local. Last, WorkWeek interviews Stella Miranda, the wife of a UCSF AFSCM...
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:00PM
imageWe Need The Community & Longshore Workers ILWU10: Trent Willis
by repost
Trent Willis, ILWU Local 10 president reported from the docks next to the Grand Princess about the attempted dangerous removal of contaminated waste from the Grand Princess on the docks and through Oakland and the East Bay Community...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:56AM
imageILWU10 & 34 Victory Halting Grand Princess Waste Removal Contaminating Workers/Community
by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 10 & 34 joined with community & labor groups. to. demand a halt to the unloading contaminated COVID-19 waste from the Grand Princess onto the port. Their action stopped the company....
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:02PM
imageILWU & Migrant Organizations Defend Grand Princess Crew & US Workers
by Labor Video Project
The Bay Area ILWU and migrant rights organizations joined together to support the Grand Princess crew health and safety as. well as the health and safety conditions of longshore workers and all port workers. They also discussed the fight of all working people to defend and protect their health and safety rights....
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:51PM