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Today's news - California

OSHA Whistleblowers And SF Hunters Point Shipyard Cover-up For more info 2018-02-21 [WorkWeek Radio]

Oakland Reaches Tentative Agreement With Its Largest Employee Union 2018-02-17 [SFGate]

4 construction workers hurt in LA elevator shaft fall 2018-02-17 [FOX]

Mercy Medical Center workers want contract before big hospital merger 2018-02-17 [Redding]

Advocates for single-payer health care play the long game 2018-02-16 [Enterprise]

Arrest of campus worker demonstrates violent relationship of labor contract with Univ CA 2018-02-16 [Daily Cal]

Long Beach Looks to Tackle Port Driver Misclassification Issue At Next City Council Meeting 2018-02-16 [Long Beach Post]

Food Service Workers at Airbnb Have Unionized 2018-02-16 [Gizmodo]

The War On The EPA & The Scientists With Lynda Deschambault Former EPA Scientist For more info 2018-02-15 [LVP]

How Unions Help Immigrants Resist Deportations 2018-02-14 [Am Prospect]

Fight for $15 to Continues at L.A. McDonald's 2018-02-11 [LAWeekly]

San Francisco judge to lawmakers: address lack of protections for gig workers 2018-02-09 [Mercury News]

Union Time: The 2018 class of organizing stewards gears up for the fights ahead 2018-02-07 [Labors Edge]

Standing Behind Student Unions 2018-02-07 [UC Guardian]

Healthcare Workers to Hold Protests at 32 Kaiser Hospitals 2018-02-07 [SEIU-UHW]

Univ CA workers ask for a fair wage 2018-02-06 [The Triton]

ICE crackdowns haunt undocumented workers in Northern California 2018-02-04 [VCStar]

Video of UC Berkeley worker*s arrest during Thursday protest prompts outcry 2018-02-03 [Berkeleyside]

Witnesses say campus police used excessive force during arrest of UC Berkeley employee 2018-02-03 [KRON]

UC Berkeley Labor Protester’s Rough Arrest Condemned by Union 2018-02-03 [CBS]

Univ CA Riverside unions join eight-campus protest 2018-02-03 [Redlands Daily Facts]

Thousands Of UC Union Workers, Students Hold Protest Thursday 2018-02-02 [CBS]

Protester arrested in labor demonstration at UC Berkeley 2018-02-02 [SFGate]

UC union workers protest outside Thornton Pavilion 2018-02-02 [SD Union-Trib]

Construction workers hurt in San Diego scaffold collapse 2018-02-01 [Ledger Dispatch]

100 workers at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital are set to strike 2018-02-01 [The Times]

Unionization and Sexual Harassment Accusations Rattle LA Times 2018-01-29 [Media File]

The Very Liberal LA Times Seems To Be Crushing Their Own New Union 2018-01-28 [Hot Air]

Los Angeles Times Guild Demands Management Answers On “Shadow Newsroom” Operations 2018-01-28 [Deadline]

Tronc Is Building A Shadow Newsroom Full Of Scabs, L.A. Times Staffers Fear 2018-01-27 [Huffington Post]

Orange Cty Labor Federation ousts its executive director over #metoo sexual-misconduct allegations 2018-01-27 [OCRegister]

Tronc Is Building A Shadow Newsroom Full Of Scabs, L.A. Times Staffers Fear 2018-01-27 [Huff Post]

California has created 59% of U.S. union jobs since the Great Recession 2018-01-27 [Press-Enterprise]

Tronc is building a shadow newsroom full of scabs, LA Times staffers fear. 2018-01-27 [Huff Po]

Women March & AFGE Workers And The Shut Down For more info 2018-01-26 [WW Radio]

Workers comp insurance rates continue to fall for employers 2018-01-23 [WCRI]

The Teamsters, Charters, Privatization And Education For more info 2018-01-22 [Labor Video Project]

2018 Women's Rally & March Stop The Attack On Women, Immigrants and Workers San Francisco For more info 2018-01-21 [Labor Video Project]

In historical vote, LA Times newsroom will form union 2018-01-20 [News 1130]

Los Angeles Times newsroom votes for union 2018-01-20 [LA Times Guild]

Not fit to lead our newsroom 2018-01-20 [LA Times Guild]

Los Angeles Times reporters vote 248 to 44 to unionize, reversing a century of anti-union sentiment at one of the biggest newsrooms in America 2018-01-19 [NY Times]

Hollywood’s biggest union turned a blind eye to sexual abuse 2018-01-19 [Guardian]

Union Hotel Workers Say 'Time's Up' on Sexual Harassment in Laguna Beach 2018-01-19 [OC Weekly]

L.A. port truckers are stuck in a race to the bottom 2018-01-18 [LATimes]

Are You a Farmer Who Employs Foreign Workers? We’d Like to Hear From You 2018-01-18 [NYTimes]

Long before #metoo, a group of janitors started a movement to stop sexual abuse 2018-01-16 [Reveal]

Union Watchdog Pokes Hornet’s Nest 2018-01-16 [Inside Sources]

80 IAM 1584 Henkel Aerospace Bay Point Operators Wins Strike Over Health & Safety For more info 2018-01-15 [LVP]

Mesa Water District extends contract terms to non-union employees 2018-01-13 [The Times]

This month in labour history

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]