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'It's Insane!' ILWU Longshore Workers And Truckers Challenge Oakland A's Billionaire Owner John Fisher’s Land Grab Of Howard Terminal In The Port Of Oakland For more info 2019-04-19 [Labor Video Project]

California College of the Arts Campus Consolidation Spurs Union Effort 2019-04-18 [KQED]

Truck Drivers Who Haul Imports for Best Buy, Puma, and Lowe’s Awarded More Than $1.2 Million 2019-04-18 [AJot]

WorkWeek On Assange Getting Union Backing, ILWU May Day Action and Gentrification And CA DIR Baker Corruption Scandal For more info 2019-04-18 [WWR]

AFSCME Strikes Following Unfair Labor Charge Against UC 2019-04-15 [UC Guardian]

Charter-mageddon: State Lawmakers Advance Raft of Union-Back Charter School Restrictions 2019-04-12 [KQED]

University of California workers union strikes for improved contract, workers’ rights 2019-04-12 [Daily Californian]

Campus workers’ union rallies in White Plaza 2019-04-12 [Stanford Daily]

A union show of force: Teachers from around California rally with Sacramento educators 2019-04-12 [Sacto Bee]

Sacramento Teachers Stage One-Day Strike, Accuse District of Backtracking on Contract 2019-04-12 [KQED]

Thousands strike at five UC hospitals today, alleging unfair labor practices 2019-04-10 [Sac Bee]

Farmworkers Who Pick Your Halo Mandarins Just Organized a Massive Labor Strike 2019-04-08 [CivilEats]

#UFWToo. Union head Teresa Romero wants us to remember the farmworkers 2019-04-07 [The Bee]

Bay Area horse training owner underpaid migrant workers and housed them in stables 2019-04-07 [SFChronicle]

Univ CA Student-Workers Union Protests Graduate Housing Rent Increase 2019-04-06 [The Guardian]

Truckers, Teamsters Cheer as Supreme Court Seals Misclassification Court Battle 2019-04-06 [RLN]

Academic Researchers at the University of California Form a Union 2019-04-06 [Scientist]

Sacramento Teachers Schedule Strike for April 11 2019-04-03 [FOX]

Teachers union at Sacramento City Unified announces one-day strike for April 11 2019-04-03 [Sac Bee]

Union to hold strike in response to UC’s alleged intimidation of workers 2019-03-31 [Daily Bruin]

A Sordid Tale-CA Corrupt DIR Director Christine Baker Put Daughter On Payroll & Retaliated Against Whistleblowers For more info 2019-03-31 [https://www.workerscompensation.com]

UC workers to strike April 10 over alleged ‘intimidation tactics’ 2019-03-30 [OCRegister]

AFSCME 3299: UC is intimidating members, sabotaging strike 2019-03-30 [Sacramento Bee]

UAL Flight Attendants In Japan Protest Discriminatory firing Of Japanese Flight Attendants For more info 2019-03-29 [LVP]

Oakland teachers' strike builds steam in school funding fight 2019-03-28 [Labor Notes]

Uber and Lyft drivers in Los Angeles strike over pay, working conditions 2019-03-27 [NBC]

Hotel Housekeepers to Rally for a “Hotel Housekeepers’ Bill of Rights.” 2019-03-27 [The Lookout]

Supreme Court Turndown Not the End of California Independent Contractor Battle 2019-03-27 [HDT]

A week after worker strike, UC Davis hospital residents and interns seek to join labor union 2019-03-26 [Sacto Bee]

What this labor leader says about court decision allowing cuts to state worker retirement perks 2019-03-26 [Sac Bee]

What do lawsuits against California unions mean for teachers, public workers? 2019-03-26 [Sac Bee]

UC drops objections to union recognition 2019-03-26 [http://academicresearchersunited.org]

UFW President Teresa Romero and farm workers march in Oxnard for Cesar Chavez and ‘Blue Card’ bill offering immigrants relief from fear 2019-03-24 [UFW]

‘I'm really struggling’ — Facing pay cuts, some ride-hailing drivers prepare to strike For more info 2019-03-24 [LATimes]

LA Uber drivers to strike Monday 2019-03-23 [Politico]

Could California reclassify janitors, truck drivers, construction workers as employees? 2019-03-23 [SFChronicle]

East Bay teachers authorize strike as negotiations continue 2019-03-22 [East Bay Times]

Nearly 40,000 UC medical center workers stage one-day, statewide strike 2019-03-21 [FOX]

US Supreme Court Declines to Hear California Trucking Association Appeal, Validating CA Labor Commissioner Decisions Regarding Port Truck Driver Misclassification 2019-03-21 [Teamsters]

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at union rally, urging UC to negotiate fair contract 2019-03-21 [Daily Bruin]

Bernie Sanders Speaks to UC Research, Technical Workers on 1-Day Strike 2019-03-21 [ KNX]

Univ CA workers go on strike for 3rd time in less than a year 2019-03-21 [ABC]

WorkWeek On New Zealand Massacre and Labor Fighting Back and UC CWA UPTE Workers Strike For more info 2019-03-20 [WWR]

The Oakland teachers' strike revealed CA's education crisis 2019-03-20 [The Nation]

Guest: Why are we striking 2019-03-19 [The CA Aggie]

Bernie Sanders Joins Striking UCLA Workers! 2019-03-19 [Carpe Diem]

UC Santa Cruz campus services during Wednesday strike 2019-03-19 [Newscenter]

40,000 Univ CA Workers Are About to Strike Over Race, Class, and Gender 2019-03-17 [Real News]

Layoff notices will go to hundreds of Oakland school workers to trim budget 2019-03-17 [SFChronicle]

Sacramento Teachers Association Votes To Strike 2019-03-17 [CBS]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]