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Today's news - California

San Francisco Labor Council Supports the Driscoll Boycott Global Day of Action 2018-09-23 [IndyBay]

Sun-Maid raisin employees still on strike over health care costs 2018-09-22 [ABC]

Uber Presses 9th Circ. To Undo Driver Misclassification Suits 2018-09-22 [Law360]

California Cartage ordered to pay $3.5M in back wages 2018-09-21 [Supply Chain Dive]

Disneyland Resort reaches tentative contract agreement with hotel workers 2018-09-19 [LATimes]

Kaiser Permanente workers oppose proposal to outsource 60 gardeners 2018-09-19 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

A New Kind of Labor Movement in Silicon Valley 2018-09-15 [The Atlantic]

SF Marriott hotel workers vote to strike 2018-09-14 [SFChronicle]

Diva Limo firm sues Uber: You misclassify your drivers as contractors, which is unfair 2018-09-14 [Ars Technica]

Uber May Be Saving $500M a Year in California by Misclassifying Drivers, Suit Says 2018-09-12 [Recorder]

Hundreds of Sun-Maid workers go on strike over wages and benefits 2018-09-11 [Fresno Bee]

Governor Brown signing AB 406, banning for-profit charter schools in CA 2018-09-08 [Cloaking Inequity]

 VIDEO  Los Angeles Teachers Prepare to Strike: An Organizing Drive Long in the Making 2018-09-06 [The Real News Network]

Female janitors working the night shift take safety into their own hands 2018-09-05 [The Times]

Thirteen Health Care Workers Arrested At Labor Day Kaiser Protest 2018-09-05 [NBC]

A New Kind of Labor Movement in Silicon Valley 2018-09-05 [Atlantic]

75 hotel workers arrested at Labor Day protest in California 2018-09-05 [KCRA]

Hundreds of hotel workers march in SF for better pay 2018-09-05 [SFChronicle]

After The Wildfires: Artist Captures Plight Of Napa Valley Undocumented Workers 2018-09-03 [NPR]

United Teacher Los Angeles vote overwhelmingly to authorize strike 2018-09-02 [UTLA]

Workers’ Rights, Silicon Valley-Style 2018-09-01 [City Lab]

The undocumented workers who built Silicon Valley and what they tell us about immigration policy failures today 2018-09-01 [Wash Post]

First woman to lead UFW 2018-08-29 [LA Times]

Tech shuttle companies hire replacements for union bus drivers — who haven’t voted to strike 2018-08-29 [The Examiner]

Behind the scenes at Disneyland : exploited workers “deserve a share of the magic” 2018-08-28 [Equal Times]

Kaiser Permanente workers plan Labor Day protest in Oakland 2018-08-28 [Becker's]

 VIDEO SF SEIU1021 Workers Speak Out Against Systemic Racism, Firing Of DPH Director Garcia & Call For Removal Of CCSF DHR Director Micki Callahan For more info 2018-08-26 [Labor Video Project]

San Quentin Protest Planned to Support National Prison Strike 2018-08-24 [SF Weekly]

Labor-backed BART board candidate tells voters he doesn’t believe in right to strike 2018-08-23 [SFExaminer]

Uber to pay 56 workers $1.9 million for harassment and discrimination claims 2018-08-23 [CBS]

Uber to pay hundreds of SF Latina workers in $10 million deal over alleged discrimination, harassment 2018-08-23 [Mercury News]

 VIDEO 'Stop The Attack Our UC Public Pensions” Report By CWA UPTE At UCSF For more info 2018-08-23 [LVP]

Los Angeles: Teachers Authorize Strike 2018-08-23 [Diane Ravitch]

Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Filed Against SEIU Prez’s Top Ally 2018-08-22 [The Payday Report]

IBT And The UPS Two Tier Contract Proposal For more info 2018-08-22 [WWR]

 VIDEO Walmart Education, Charters, Union Busting & Privatization With Nina Deerfield For more info 2018-08-21 [LVP]

Los Angeles: Union and inexperienced former-hedge-fund-manager superintendent at odds 2018-08-17 [Diane Ravitch]

Tarzana hospital workers hold 1-day strike, can't return to work for 5 2018-08-17 [ABC7]

Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China 2018-08-17 [The Times]

Jury finds Monsanto guilty of concealing glyphosate risks in landmark California trial 2018-08-16 [IUF]

The Workers Lab: the union-backed accelerator helping to disrupt capitalism 2018-08-16 [Equal Times]

Veterinary technicians, other clinic staff join unions 2018-08-15 [avma]

‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand an End to Misclassification 2018-08-15 [The Nation]

Dewayne 'Lee' Johnson and The Monsanto Ruling With Journalists Carey Gillam and Bob Egelko For more info 2018-08-15 [WWR]

Meet the Silicon Valley socialists who are pushing a tech worker uprising 2018-07-17 [Fast Company]

How a small worker-owned trust could transform agricultural labor for decades 2018-08-15 [Fast Company]

Thousands of Silicon Valley security guards get first union contract 2018-08-15 [Fast Company]

 VIDEO SEIU 1021 Charges SF General Hospital Bosses Are Bullying & Harassing Workers For more info 2018-08-15 [lvp]

Disneyland raises minimum wage to $15.75, but only for non-union employees For more info 2018-08-14 [Orlando Weekly]

After Five Years of Fighting, Google and Facebook Security Guards Finally Have Their Union Contract 2018-08-14 [Gizmodo]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]