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Today's news - California

WorkWeek Radio The War On Kaiser Injured Workers Profiteering On Injured Kaiser Workers And Health And Safety For more info 2018-03-21 [WWR]

Dignity Health closes 5-year labor deal with 15k California workers 2018-03-20 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

Kaiser Permanente reaches tentative labor deal with 19k healthcare workers 2018-03-20 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

UAW vs. Tesla: Union complaints could accelerate organizing drive 2018-03-18 [Automotive News]

An Oakland coal terminal is officially stalled - thanks to a labor - environmental alliance 2018-03-17 [In These times]

Hospital challenge to union is disgraceful 2018-03-17 [Napa Valley Register]

City of Santa Paula Water Workers See Unprecedented Wage Increases 2018-03-17 [SEIU]

Now it's official: six-year union drive wins workplace health standard for hotel housekeepers 2018-03-17 [IUF]

Kaiser Bosses Target Injured SEIU UHW Orthopedic Technicians In Central Valley For Bigger Profits 2018-03-17 [LVP]

St. Joseph Hospital nurses picket to call attention to staffing issues 2018-03-16 [KIEM]

SEIU Votes to Leave Working Families Council 2018-03-15 [Voice of SD]

How the most vulnerable workers are targeted for sexual abuse 2018-03-13 [The Guardian]

 VIDEO Co-location, Charters, Privatization, Resegregation and Union Busting For more info 2018-03-13 [Labor Video Project]

SEIU holds protest to increase the availability of union jobs in Bakersfield 2018-03-12 [Renegade Rip]

Randy “Ironstache” Bryce and Mayor Garcetti to Address 1,000 Workers! 2018-03-11 [LAFed]

Disneyland workers demonstrate at Houston shareholders meeting: Demand living wage 2018-03-10 [MyNewsLA]

Disneyland workers demonstrate at Walt Disney Co. meeting, demanding living wages 2018-03-09 [LATimes]

 VIDEO Janus v. AFSCME and the importance of union 2018-03-08 [You Tube]

Danny Glover shouted down at Airbnb rally by labor activists 2018-03-07 [SD Union-Trib]

'From Mission to Microchip' -- Rethinking California Labor History 2018-03-06 [Truth Out]

Three-quarters of Disneyland employees can’t afford basic living expenses: survey 2018-03-03 [Chicago Tribune]

Labor Union Pressures Kaiser Permanente with Protests Across the State 2018-03-03 [KQED]

Fruit Will Die on the Vine After ICE Raids, Labor Warns 2018-03-03 [Bloomberg]

Unions at the Disneyland Resort propose ballot measure to raise wages for workers 2018-03-03 [LATimes]

S.F. Tech Workers Protest for the Right to Unionize 2018-03-03 [SFWeekly]

After 136 Years, L.A. Times Journalists Win Their Union 2018-03-03 [LaborNotes]

 VIDEO Tech Workers Unite & Fight! Lanetix CWA Workers Fight Union Busting In SF For more info 2018-03-03 [Labor Video Project]

Three-quarters of employees surveyed at Disney Anaheim resort say they can't afford basic living expenses 2018-03-02 [LATimes]

Disneyland workers struggle with low wages and homelessness 2018-03-02 [MoneyWatch]

Homeless and Hungry: Survey finds Disneyland workers are massively underpaid 2018-03-02 [Newsweek]

Disneyland workers undervalued, disrespected and underpaid 2018-03-02 [LATimes]

After 136 Years, L.A. Times Journalists Win Their Union 2018-03-02 [Labor Notes]

The Supreme Court may strip this union leader of her power. Don't care? Think again 2018-03-02 [Sacto Bee]

Some Disneyland Workers Are Homeless: Union-Funded Report Says 2018-03-01 [NBC]

 VIDEO SHUT Down ICE! Action In San Francisco Closes ICE As CA Unionists Join The Blockade For more info 2018-03-01 [LVP]

Building Bridges: How California Unions Resist Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Raids 2018-02-28 [WBAI Radio]

Unionized Kaiser workers to protest proposed wage cuts 2018-02-27 [Reporter]

 VIDEO Stop Anti Labor Union Busting Janis Decision Say Hundreds Of Unionists In SF For more info 2018-02-27 [Labor Video Project]

Long Beach City Council approves measures to protect port drivers 2018-02-24 [Landline]

Workers to assemble outside California Democratic Party Convention as part of Working People’s Day of Action 2018-02-24 [KUSI]

Working People’s Day of Action to take place at Democratic convention 2018-02-24 [Times of San Diego]

Protests at Kaiser as union fears layoffs 2018-02-24 [SFChronicle]

Kaiser Permanente workers protest health care giant’s planned layoffs in LA area 2018-02-23 [LADaily News]

Teamsters draw Long Beach city into misclassification effort 2018-02-23 [JOC]

Disneyland withholds bonuses for hotel workers until they agree to contract offer 2018-02-23 [Mercury News]

SEIU-UHW Continues With Scheduled Protests, Kaiser Permanente Refutes All Claims 2018-02-22 [SFGate]

Long Beach City Council Jumps into Trucker Misclassification Battle 2018-02-22 [Trucks]

Los Angeles economy is strong, but not for all workers 2018-02-22 [KPCC]

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]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]