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NEA UTR Kristyn Jones On The Fight Against Privatization and Charters For more info 2017-04-20 [Labor Video Project]

Tesla Factory Workers Underpaid, Overworked? 2017-04-19 [Inside EVs]

Labor Organizations Up Pressure To Unionize Tesla 2017-04-19 [Inside EVs]

Judge slams fruit grower over bad faith bargaining with farmworkers 2017-04-18 [LATimes]

Ford’s Chariot bus drivers to weigh joining Teamsters union 2017-04-18 [SFGate]

Judge finds Gerawan Farming violated state labor law in bargaining dispute with UFW 2017-04-18 [Fresno Bee]

Bay Area Workers Urge Federal Judge to Rule Quickly to Protect Local Services from Illegal Trump “Sanctuary City” Order 2017-04-16 [SEIU Local 1021]

Tesla Fremont factory: UAW cranks up the pressure and enlists local groups to push union 2017-04-14 [Electrek]

State Supreme Court to review law eliminating pension benefit 2017-04-13 [SFGate]

Reality Show Workers Stage a Walkout to Push Contract Talks Forward 2017-04-13 [The Times]

Unions Rally for Sanctuary State Bill 2017-04-13 [Inside Sources]

Bebe Stores Dismissing Hundreds of Employees 2017-04-12 [California Apparel News ]

San Diego pension ballot measure clears legal hurdle to cut retirement benefits for city workers 2017-04-12 [News&Observer]

'This Is For The Working Class' CWA AT&T Workers In California Rally Against Concessions & Contracting Out In San Jose For more info 2017-04-10 [LVP]

DOL accuse Google of underpaying female workers 2017-04-10 [FOX]

CWA International President Chris Shelton On AT&T District 9 Fight For A Contract In San Jose For more info 2017-04-10 [LVP]

As unions seek toehold in marijuana expansion, tensions flare 2017-04-09 [SF Chronicle]

Health care workers’ union declares itself a ‘sanctuary union 2017-04-09 [SF Examiner]

DOL accuses Google of underpaying female workers 2017-04-08 [Crosroads Today]

San Francisco 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing Frame-up and The Labor Movement For more info 2017-04-07 [LVP]

Salinas city workers prepare for strike 2017-04-05 [Californian]

Puerto Rico University Student Worker Strike And CA Ed Charters and Privatization For more info 2017-04-05 [KPFA WorkWeek Radio]

March in Oxnard recognizes farmworkers' hard work 2017-04-03 [Ventura Cty Star]

Farmworkers march in Santa Rosa to protest Trump policies 2017-04-03 [SFChronicle]

As more Uber drivers hit the road, a state lawmaker wants to try again to let them unionize 2017-04-02 [LATimes]

Students to stay home, farmworkers to march for Cesar Chavez 2017-04-01 [Virginian-Pilot]

1,800 Temporary Workers Being Hired In CA Counties Hit By Winter Storms 2017-04-01 [Good Day]

Building Bridges:Trumpcare Defeated - Obamacare or Medicare for All For more info 2017-03-29 [WBAI Radio]

Hollywood on Edge as AMPTP, WGA Point Fingers After Talks End 2017-03-28 [Variety]

With Trump in office, Cesar Chavez marchers move from ‘si, se puede’ to ‘resiste’ 2017-03-26 [Sacramento Bee]

Central Coast vintners may choose machines over guest workers 2017-03-24 [KCRW]

17,000 technicians and call centre workers on strike at AT&T 2017-03-23 [libcom.org]

Latest Misclassification Settlement Fails To Lyft Sharing Economy Companies 2017-03-23 [Lexology]

Ready to work, uprooting inequity: Black workers in LA Cty 2017-03-23 [UCLA Labor Ctr]

AT&T strike: Bay Area workers among 17,000 who walked off the job 2017-03-23 [The Mercury News]

First U.S. labor union of fitness professionals set to form in Los Angeles 2017-03-23 [LA Biz]

UCSF Outsourcing Tech Jobs And Brazilian Labor Struggles For more info 2017-03-23 [KPFA WorkWeek Radio]

How we are setting our contract bargaining tables to advance racial justice 2017-03-22 [Labor Notes]

Black workers in Los Angeles face a jobs crisis, UCLA report says 2017-03-22 [LATimes]

Animal control workers hold one-day strike; want ability to appeal performance evaluations 2017-03-19 [KTVU]

The Teamsters have finally begun to organize Uber drivers in Seattle 2017-03-19 [Quartz]

Undergraduate Workers Union holds speak-out against unjust working conditions 2017-03-18 [Daily Cal]

Bargaining for the Common Good 2017-03-17 [NEA]

Unions Continue Their Organizing Success in Silicon Valley 2017-03-14 [JD Supra]

SRJC considers labor deals for construction projects 2017-03-13 [Press Democrat]

Tech workers find communal living a solution for high rents 2017-03-12 [AOL]

Napa Queen of the Valley loses second union election appeal 2017-03-11 [Napa Valley Register]

Lyft Drivers Fed Up And Angry Against Settlement Deal In SF For more info 2017-03-10 [Labor Video Project]

UBC Local 34 Diver Matthew Zugsberger Fights Corrupt Managers At OSHA, DOL, US Park Service & Contractors For more info 2017-03-09 [LVP]

Women Stand Up And Speak Out On 2017 Women's Day In SF-Defend Women And Worker Rights For more info 2017-03-09 [LVP]

This month in labour history

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

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

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

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

21-04-1967 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]