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text Unemployment is (not) a Full-time Job by Ilse Leide-Krapfenbauer
There are many scandals and injustices, for example, that wealth concentration in Austria and the EU is increasing. The gap between the rich and the middle class or working persons widens more and more. However, the debate is again about the "unemployed unwilling to work" instead of about the widening gap....
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:47AM
text The Digitalization of Labor by Patrick Stary
Robots and algorithms are ready to automate many activities like the manufacturing robot Baxter... John Maynard Keynes dreamt of a future in which the work week of his grandchildren would be only 15 hours. Reducing working hours is the only way to guarantee everyone the right to work. Technology and computerization enable a human future of cooperation and sharing if we can free ourselves of egoism, work fetishism, vulgar materialism and hyper-individualism....
Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:07AM
text Basic Income: 80% of New Jobs are Low Wage by Andrew Stern
We must make crucial changes and need new approaches. Soon we will not create bad jobs but no jobs if the developments of 3D-printers, autonomous cars, and further automation continue at breakneck speed. Technical solutions will suddenly make countless people unemployed. How will all these people quickly find work? We must prepare for this....
Posted: Tue Aug 9, 2016 8:02AM
text UFW will ‘sound the alarm’ on suspected heat deaths of farm workers in Kern County area by via United Farm Workers
Bakersfield, Calif.—Amid reports of multiple suspected deaths of farm workers from the heat in and around Kern County, United Farm Workers leaders will “sound the alarm” on proactive steps all employers should immediately take to prevent fatalities and illness when temperatures hit triple digits. The UFW and UFW Foundation are actively investigating reports of as many as three recent fatalities involving farm workers in the Kern County region....
Posted: Tue Aug 2, 2016 11:49PM
text 8/1/16 SF Janitors March for Union Contract by Solidarity Forever
On Monday, August 1, 2016, at 4 p.m., at least 1,000 janitors rallied in the center of Market Street at Montgomery Street in San Francisco’s Financial District for a union contract, then marched west on Market toward the Civic Center, followed by 10 police vans filled with the Democratic Party machine’s police, at least 6 motorcycle police and accompanied on the sidewalk with a line of police, all armed to the teeth as the police always are, all paid at least $100,000 a year each plus benefit...
Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2016 8:36PM
text SF Janitors Demand Union Contract by Solidarity Forever
For the past week or so, the janitors in the San Francisco Financial District have had marches and rallies on Market Street and at various locations in the Financial District demanding a union contract. The latest was a Friday, July 29, 2016, 5 p.m. march down Montgomery Street with a sound truck in the lead, followed by red flags and a huge banner calling for Bread & Prosperity, with about 1,000 janitors chanting The People United Will Never Be Defeated, El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Venci...
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:36PM
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