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Today's news - California

As labor shortage grows, farmers race to replace workers with robots 2017-07-22 [LATimes]

SEIU files unfair labor practice complaint against County of San Diego 2017-07-21 [ABC]

Uber Driver Says Driving Isn't Worth It 2017-07-21 [KMIR]

San Francisco Wants to Eliminate the Pay Gap for Women in This Generation. But Will It Work? 2017-07-20 [Fortune ]

San Diego Lifeguard Union Leader Sues City Alleging Retaliation By Fire Chief 2017-07-19 [KPBS]

Workers at Disneyland are going homeless 2017-07-18 [Salon]

The Fight For Mexican San Quintin Farm Workers & Driscoll's with Al Rojas At San Francisco ILWU Local 10 For more info 2017-07-17 [LVP]

Legislation would help protect home-care workers 2017-07-14 [Sacramento Bee]

Study prompts calls for greater wage theft enforcement in San Diego 2017-07-13 [San Diego Union-Tribune]

Mission Constructors alleged to have failed to pay contributions to labor union funds 2017-07-13 [No CA Record]

The Union That Roars: Nurses Aren’t Giving up On California’s Single-Payer Push 2017-07-10 [CA Healthline]

A.R. Air Conditioning Inc. alleged to owe more than $5,000 to labor union funds 2017-07-07 [No CA Record]

She took on Tesla for discrimination. Now others are speaking up. 'It's too big to deny' 2017-07-07 [Guardian ]

A bombshell report describes a Tesla town hall meeting where female employees said they faced sexual harassment 2017-07-07 [Business Insider]

Tesla Fremont factory labeled predator zone 2017-07-07 [Left Lane News]

Moving toward a better retirement system for government and private-sector workers 2017-07-06 [Orange Cty Register]

'Cleaning The Swamp' SF Hunters Point And Treasure Island Tetra Tech Workers Blow The Whistle On Criminal Cover-up & Corruption For more info 2017-07-05 [Labor Video Project]

Labor shortages leave some growers searching for workers 2017-07-03 [Fresno Bee]

Workers celebrate L.A. new $12 minimum wage, businesses brace for impact 2017-07-02 [LATimes]

Watsonville union workers rally for wages 2017-06-28 [Santa Cruz Sentinel]

Watsonville Union Workers To Rally For Better Pay, Benefits 2017-06-27 [Watsonville Ptch]

Striking port drivers and warehouse workers end strike 2017-06-26 [AJOT]

Gunman in UPS shooting targeted co-workers for slayings 2017-06-26 [Reuters]

18 Salinas farm workers exposed to potentially deadly pesticides rushed to emergency room 2017-06-24 [KSBW]

'Are You Out Of Your Mind'? AFT 2121 Faculty Challenge CCSF Board On Mark Rocha Appointment For more info 2017-06-23 [LVP]

El Monte Union High School District employees protest for fair contract now 2017-06-23 [SGV Tribune]

Scuttle the Shuttle: Lyft, strikes and blockades 2017-06-23 [libcom.org]

California teachers get layoff notices despite teacher shortages 2017-03-16 [EdSource]

Santa Ana teachers rally in wake of more than 330 layoff notices 2017-04-19 [Orangce County Register]

FREE HUGO & FREE RODRIGO:IUPAT & Unionists Rally & Protest ICE In SF For more info 2017-06-21 [LVP]

Port, rail drivers at Port of L.A./Long Beach plan strike over misclassification 2017-06-21 [Trucker]

Court to hear appeal in farm suit challenging unions 2017-06-21 [The Herald and News]

Truck Drivers and Warehouse Workers Strike Expands 2017-06-21 [Westside Today]

Port truckers in LA go on strike 2017-06-20 [Freight Waves]

L.A. and Long Beach port workers begin strike: Misclassification and wage theft issues 2017-06-20 [LATimes]

Rigged. Forced into debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing 2017-06-18 [USA Today ]

Port drivers expected to strike on June 19 over misclassification 2017-06-17 [Landline]

Victims of shooting at San Francisco UPS facility are identified as families and co-workers mourn 2017-06-16 [LATimes]

Watsonville Community Hospital workers launch three-day strike 2017-06-15 [Santa Cruz Sentinel]

AP Newsbreak: San Francisco UPS gunman had filed overtime grievance 2017-06-15 [ABC]

Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach truck drivers threaten to strike 2017-06-15 [Supply Chain Dive]

WW Radio Labor Protest Nazis In Portland And Jeremy Corbyn In SF At Conf To Stop War Sponsored By ILWU 10 & 34 For more info 2017-06-14 [WWR]

Berkeley school board and teachers union reach tentative labor pact 2017-06-12 [East Bay Times]

Union worries Stanford’s Redwood City expansion may not include its workers 2017-06-09 [Stanford Daily]

Federal Labor Board Accuses Napa Hospital Of Preventing Workers From Unionizing 2017-06-09 [CBS SF Bay Area]

Trump’s NAFTA Renegotiation & Labor And National City Teacher’s Union Fights To Defend Students & Parents From ICE For more info 2017-06-08 [KPFA WorkWeek Radio]

Workers fired before union vote must be reinstated: NLRB 2017-06-06 [McKnight's]

Desired for their labor, rejected as neighbors, farmworkers face hostile communities 2017-06-03 [LATimes]

Is the Bay Area losing its luster? Workers move to more affordable cities 2017-06-03 [Mercury News]

Court dismisses appeal alleging Transport Union Workers of America acted in bad faith 2017-06-03 [No CA Record]

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]