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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
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
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
text Propaganda: Making Alternatives Disappear by Rainer Mausfeld
The main responsibility of a government in a "democrac y" is protecting the minority of the ownership class against the majority of non-owners...Our bombing Arab countries is not terrorism but a struggle for freedom and human rights... The neoliberal indoctrination systems serve an industrial-scale manufacture of ignorance... The US strives for a full spectrum dominance in water, air, outer space and in the opinion market... Double standards is part of our human nature... We have pessimism o...
Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2016 7:09AM
text State prosecutors hit Gerawan with fresh complaint by via United Farm Workers
Visalia, Calif., June 30, 2016 — Two months after the full Agricultural Labor Relations Board issued a unanimous 81-page decision decisively finding Fresno-based tree fruit grower Gerawan Farming Inc. guilty of repeatedly violating California’s farm labor law, state prosecutors issued a new complaint against the giant company alleging serious and repeated violations of the law....
Posted: Sat Jul 2, 2016 11:53PM
text Social Inequality in the Descent Society by Oliver Nachtwey and Gerrit Bartels
The elevator effect is not true any more. This changed from the 1990s. People no longer move up together. A society of descent, precariousness and polarization has come out of the society of social ascent. The metaphor of the escalator describes this process. Ascents and descents have a collective and an individual dimension. The gainful life has lost ikts former structure; careers and vocational paths have become intermittent....
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:45AM
text San Francisco's Mission St. Mission by San Francisco
The contentious public hearing Monday evening, June 20, at the Mission Cultural Center regarding the MUNI changes on Mission St. was exacerbated by unrequited gentrification....
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:37PM
text Pleich Opens Council Campaign With Support for Workers by Committee to Elect Steve Pleich
We Stand With Working Men and Women...
Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 11:22AM
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
text Back to Trotskyism! Revolutionary regroupment with the League for the Fourth International by League for the Fourth International
On April 16, the Better-Late-Than-Never (BLTN) Faction of the International Communist League (ICL) put forward its Declaration of Faction calling to “Return to the Road of Genuine Spartacism” and to “Regroup with the IG/LFI on the Basis of Their Revolutionary Continuity!” The very next day they received a response from the Spartacist League’s Los Angeles local, falsely claiming that the declaration was written in collaboration with the IG and cynically saying it considered the declaration a s...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 6:53PM
text Mike Rotkin Addresses ACLU Board Concerns About Bus Route Reduction by Steve Pleich
Increased Federal Funding and Gas Tax Will Help Balance the Transit System Budget...
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 7:07PM
text Court unanimously sides with farmworkers and employers against government secrecy by Enrique Segovia
Farmworkers and their employer won a victory against government secrecy last week. A California appeals court unanimously ruled that a state law that created secret hearings for government-sponsored imposition of employment contracts on farmworkers. In this case, the workers and their employer worked together, along with top First Amendment groups, to strike down the law....
Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 2:56PM
text UFW improving farm worker lives through proactive union work by via United Farm Workers
Attending the United Farm Workers’ 20th Constitutional Convention May 19-22 at the Rabobank Convention Center in Bakersfield, Calif. are nearly 400 farm worker delegates and alternates representing their co-workers at ranches under union contract in California, Oregon and Washington state. The convention highlights how farm workers today are living out the legacy of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement....
Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 4:14PM
text Karwan Bazar by Ted Rudow III, MA
During the Mughal rule, there was a customs check post located near Karwan Bazar. Markets have existed in Karwan Bazar area since the 17th century. In the late 18th century, a market was established in the area by Karwan Singh, a Marwari trader. The market was named Karwan Bazar after him....
Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 6:08PM
text May Day - International Workers Day March & Rally Photos by Adam Wold
The International Longshore Workers Union Local 10 hosted a Rally and March for May Day, International Workers Day. With several speakers addressing the crowd at the rally covering multiple topics from workers rights, economic injustice and police brutality. Afterwards the people marched down the Embarcadero. These are photos of that event....
Posted: Sun May 1, 2016 8:01PM
text For a REAL International Workers May Day by John Reimann
This May Day, ILWU Local 10 will be leading a march in San Francisco. But to be really serious, the unions must break with the corporate-controlled Democratic Party as well as really fight for their members on the job....
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:24AM
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
text Farm labor board rules Gerawan guilty of ‘extensive’ and ‘illegal misconduct’ by via United Farm Workers
(04/16/2016) The full Agricultural Labor Relations Board issued a unanimous 81-page decision on Friday, April 15 decisively affirming the 192-page Sept. 17, 2015 opinion by an ALRB administrative law judge finding the giant Fresno-based tree fruit grower Gerawan Farming Inc. guilty of “commit[ing] numerous” violations of California labor laws (P. 68). Judge Mark R. Soble ruled last year after hearing sworn testimony from 130 witnesses in 2014 and 2015. The ruling by the Sacramento-based ALRB ...
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:26PM
text UFW wins election to represent 240 farm workers at Ventura County companies by via United Farm Workers
Farm workers at two related Oxnard, Calif. companies with a total of 240 employees at peak season voted April 20, 2016 (today) to be represented by the United Farm Workers in an election conducted by the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Workers at Hiji Bros., Inc. and Seaview Growers Inc. cast ballots to decertify and replace the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 with the UFW on a vote of 111 for the UFW, 61 for UFCW Local 5 and 6 for no-union. Hiji Bros. grows celery, lettu...
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:35PM
text Andy's At It Again In Cahoots With SEIU Pres Mary Kay Henry And Airbnb by repost
Former SEIU corporatist president Andy Stern is now representing Airbnb and working with SEIU Pres Mary Kay Henry to make a deal supporting the business plans of Airbnb....
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:22AM