Labor & Workers
Labor & Workers
textThe Gigantic Chasm Between Democratic Rhetoric and Capitalist Reality by Rainer Mausfeld
Democracy promises the greatest possible freedom from social fear and social determination. Democracy means renouncing on one of the most effective rule techniques: the systematic production of social fear. When those exercising power systematically generate fears, they block social judgment and paralyze readiness for decisions and actions....
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:15PM
imageWW Dewey Crumpler, ILWU Port Land Grab & CCSF Privatization
by WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio on KPFA looks at the Victor Arnautoff murals, gentrification in Oakland and the port as well as CCSF privatization....
Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:17AM
textIndybay Pushes Back Against “Diamond Slavery” DMCA Takedown by Indybay
DMCA memory hole threatens to swallow article published on Indybay in 2003 about working conditions in Romanian diamond factory....
Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:47PM
imageWalmart Tech Workers In San Bruno Rally & Protest Gun Violence & Massacre
by Labor Video Project
Dozens of Walmart tech workers walked out to protest the continued sale of guns by WalMart and the massacre in El Paso at the WalMart by a white nationalist racist....
Posted: Wed Aug 7, 2019 8:57PM
imageRNs of National Nurses United Say Racism, Xenophobia Combined With Lax Gun Control Laws At Root of Mass Shooting Epidemic
by National Nurses United
August 04, 2019 - The 150,000 registered nurses of National Nurses United (NNU) are sickened and angered as we bear witness to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Gilroy, Calif. Horrifically, these three mass shootings have claimed the lives of at least 32 people, and left dozens of others injured. NNU represent nurses in all three locations....
Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 12:57PM
textThe Idol Totters by Michael Kratke and Georg Rammer
Economists oppose the austerity religion and demand investments. Germans ardently believe in economic fairy-tales, that the 2007/2008 world financial crisis was a result of excessive state indebtedness, that state debts burden future generations, and that state debts always led to hyper-inflation. This only happened in a few special cases....
Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 3:59AM
imagePress Freedom, Whistleblowers & The Case Of Assange, Manning & Carmody
by Labor Video Project
On July 20, 2019 a forum was held on Press Freedom, Whistleblowers & the Case of Assange, Manning and Carmody. The panelists discussed these cases and the fight to defend journalists and whistleblowers including the fight in the labor movement....
Posted: Sun Aug 4, 2019 12:35PM
imageJacques Loveall Undermines Sister Locals Again
by Outraged UFCW Member
Imagine union members achieving a monumental win back contract then another union president tries to undermine that victory....
Posted: Thu Aug 1, 2019 7:29PM
imageNNU Statement on Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting: ‘Gun Violence is a Significant Public Health Issue’
by National Nurses United
July 29, 2019 - National Nurses United today joined with millions of others in calling for meaningful action in response to yesterday’s shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California, as well as similar shootings across the United States this year alone....
Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:18PM
imageHands Off UESF Teacher Margaret Reyes! Protest At SF Court Hearing
by Labor Video Project
SFUSD UESF teacher Margaret Reyes was being bullied by her principal and then after she turned 40 she was placed in the PAR program with a coach being her principal who was bullying her. She refused to go into PAR and was fired with illegal Skelly hearings. She challenged the improper hearings in SF Superior Court without the support of her union UESF....
Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:00AM
calendarStop Union Busting Bullying Attacks At SFUSD Against UESF Teacher Margaret Reyes
by Defend Public Education NOW!
San Francisco Superior Court San Francisco Court Building 400 McAllister St/Polk. St. San. Francisco...
Event Date: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:30AM
Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:38AM
imageBoots Riley Introduces "Sorry To Bother You" At 2019 SF LaborFest
by Boots Riley
Artist and film maker Boots Riley introduces his film "Sorry To Bother You" at LaborFest 2019 screening...
Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:04AM
imageWhitewashing American History: the WPA Mural Controversy in SF
by Jack Heyman
Retired ILWU Local 10 member Jack Heyman talks about the attack on the George Washington High Victor Arnautoff murals and the union busting privatizer SFUSD Superintendent Vincent Matthews who was trained by Eli Broad To push charters and privatization...
Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:26AM
imageHistorians discuss waterfront unions for LaborFest
by Lauren Hernández
LaborFest mural tours bring back working class history to life....
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:56AM
imageRegistered Nurses Applaud Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust’s Decision to Buy Watsonville Community Hospital
by California Nurses Association
July 19, 2019 - Registered nurses, doctors, community activists, and residents applaud Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust’s decision to exercise its right of first refusal to buy Watsonville Community Hospital (WCH) from Quorum, announced the California Nurses Association today....
Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:11PM
calendarLabor vs. the land lords: the walking tour by David Giesen
the American Youth Hostel 312 Mason St. San Francisco (meet in the lobby)...
Event Date: Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:48PM
text"We Gotta Get Out of this Place" by Anselm Jappe
Bourgeois theorists have always believed capitalism to be “everlasting” because, they claim, it is in accordance with “human nature.” For them, all crises are only cyclical and transient: they are understood to be the result of imbalances between supply and demand, or are even praised as a form of “creative destruction.” This interview is from, 2/23/2016...
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:12AM
imageThe ILWU & The Struggle Of Mexican Workers For Justice, Against USMCA & For Independent Unions
by Labor Video Project
At an international conference against privatization and outsourcing in San Francisco ILWU Local 10 former Secretary Treasurer Clarence Thomas and Mexican labor lawyer Susana. Prieto Terrazas spoke about the international struggle against the corporations and governments that allow slave labor conditions....
Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:46PM
imageThe SF Mime Troupe, SF Chronicle & The Treasure Island Cover-up
by WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio on KPFA looks at the recent SF Mime Troupe play which was panned by the SF Chronicle reviewer. WorkWeek then hears from the SF Chron editor Audrey Cooper who talks about the powerful figures who are threatening their. reporters because of their stories on Hunters Point and Treasure Island. WorkWeek then hears from Treasure Island residents and Tetra Tech whistleblowers and former Cal-OSHA medical director Dr. Larry Rose about the failure to inspect sites and defend whistlebl...
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:47PM
imageUrgent Community Town Hall to Address Concerns about Patient Care with Impending Sale of Watsonville Community Hospital
by California Nurses Association
Registered nurses, doctors, community activists, and residents are holding a town hall Sunday, July 14 to share concerns about patient care and strategize on action as Watsonville Community Hospital is up for sale, announced the California Nurses Association today....
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:15PM