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Today's news - California

Here is the federal labor complaint the United Auto Workers just filed against Tesla 2018-05-25 [CNBC]

UAW accuses Musk of threatening Tesla workers over unionization 2018-05-25 [Reuters]

CWA NABET 51 KQED Workers Protest Union Busting and Demand A Contract For more info 2018-05-24 [Labor Video Project]

Marin County union workers protest contract proposals 2018-05-23 [Marin Ind Jrnl]

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital Workers Win New Contract, Raises 2018-05-23 [OCWeekly]

Bernie Sanders to speak out for higher wages for Disneyland workers 2018-05-23 [LATimes]

Elon Musk discusses Tesla workers unions, anti-UAW in latest tweetstorm 2018-05-21 [Teslarati]

Charter Backers Outspending Teachers in California Races 2018-05-21 [NBC]

Tom Devine Of GAP On The Case Of OSHA Federal Investigator and Lawyer Darrell Whitman For more info 2018-05-21 [LVP]

Three men charged with scamming agricultural guest workers 2018-05-18 [LATimes]

Rocklin teachers threaten strike at school board meeting 2018-05-17 [KCRA]

What happens if UC health workers strike again? Commencements, state funding could be hit 2018-05-14 [SACBEE]

Union workers protest outside spring 2018 commencement 2018-05-14 [Daily Cal]

2 department commencement speakers withdraw, citing union strike boycott 2018-05-14 [Daily Cal]

SEIU Nurses Say 'Zuck Off' At SF General Hospital and Remove Zuckerberg's Name For more info 2018-05-14 [Labor Video Project]

Some Disneyland employees are facing homelessness working at *The Happiest Place On Earth* 2018-05-12 [Vice News]

'Unparalled Chutspah' The SFUSD Frame-up Of UESF Member Margaret Reyes For more info 2018-05-12 [LVP]

Shots Fired: First Post-Dynamex Lawsuits Filed Against Gig Companies 2018-05-12 [JDSupra]

Walmart acknowledges labour violations, permits union logos 2018-05-12 [The Record]

The UC needs to work with its workers to provide basic resources 2018-05-11 [Daily Californian]

Wells Fargo owes $97 million to California workers 2018-05-11 [CNN]

Senator Bernie Sanders Set to Appear at June Rally for Disney Resort Workers 2018-05-11 [OCWeekly]

Univ CA San Diego fined $4,712 for discriminating against immigrant workers 2018-05-11 [Triton]

Univ CA San Diego outsourced custodial labor during 3-day strike 2018-05-11 [Triton]

SFGH 'Zuckerberg' SEIU 1021 Workers & Community Protest DPH Privatization, Racism & Union Busting For more info 2018-05-11 [LVP]

After 3-Day Strike, University Of California Service Workers Vow To Keep Fighting 2018-05-10 [NPR]

With L.A. School District strike looming, workers strike a deal 2018-05-10 [LADaily News]

Labor Unions, Studios Dealing Behind the Scenes Over Wages 2018-05-10 [Hollywood Reporter]

A massive UC-wide strike concluded Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know 2018-05-10 [Sacto Bee]

UC Santa Barbara Workers Join System-Wide Strike: UC’s Largest Union Reveals Income Disparities 2018-05-10 [SBIndependent]

CNA Nurses and CWA UPTE UCSF Workers Join AFSCME 3299 Strike For more info 2018-05-09 [Labor Video Project]

Union workers protesting for higher wages at UC Merced 2018-05-09 [Merced Sun-Star]

University of California nurses, medical workers join strike 2018-05-09 [AP]

Why a Sac State professor says more labor strikes may be coming 2018-05-09 [KCRA]

UC labor strike expands with show of support from more unions 2018-05-09 [LA Times]

Deal with workers averts one-day strike that could have shut down L.A. schools 2018-05-09 [LA Times]

Thousands of medical workers join broader 3-day strike over pay 2018-05-09 [McKnight's Long Term Care News]

Picket line grows to 1,400 at UC Davis hospital as two unions add support 2018-05-09 [SACBEE]

'Connecting The Dots' The SouthWest Airlines OSHA DOL Cover-up, Hunters Point And Wells Fargo Corruption For more info 2018-05-08 [WWR]

Car driven into three UCLA staffers during strike 2018-05-08 [Triton]

Hotel Union Turns In Signatures For Living Wage Initiative In Anaheim 2018-05-08 [BisNow]

Thousands of University of California workers start 3-day strike over pay: Nurses and other medical workers will join the strike 2018-05-08 [NBC]

UCI Workers Hit the Picket Lines to Protest Imposed Contract 2018-05-08 [MyNewsLA]

UCSB workers rally along with employees in a system wide contract dispute: Three days of demonstrations planned 2018-05-08 [KEYT]

Union workers strike against Univ CA 2018-05-08 [Edhat]

UC workers start 3-day strike, including those at UC Davis 2018-05-08 [The Reporter]

Massive UC workers' strike disrupts dining, classes and medical services 2018-05-08 [Los Angeles Times]

More than 200 union workers take to UC Berkeley on 1st day of strike 2018-05-08 [The Daily Californian]

Sen. Kamala Harris to skip UC Berkeley commencement in support of striking workers 2018-05-08 [LA TIMES]

Stop Attacking Our Benefits! UCSF AFSCME 3299 Workers Strike UCSF For more info 2018-05-08 [LVP]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]