Where trade unionists start their day on the net.
Act NOW!

Today's news - California

WorkWeek On New Zealand Massacre and Labor Fighting Back and UC CWA UPTE Workers Strike For more info 2019-03-20 [WWR]

The Oakland teachers' strike revealed CA's education crisis 2019-03-20 [The Nation]

Guest: Why are we striking 2019-03-19 [The CA Aggie]

Bernie Sanders Joins Striking UCLA Workers! 2019-03-19 [Carpe Diem]

UC Santa Cruz campus services during Wednesday strike 2019-03-19 [Newscenter]

40,000 Univ CA Workers Are About to Strike Over Race, Class, and Gender 2019-03-17 [Real News]

Layoff notices will go to hundreds of Oakland school workers to trim budget 2019-03-17 [SFChronicle]

Sacramento Teachers Association Votes To Strike 2019-03-17 [CBS]

Teachers union votes to authorize strike against Sacramento City Unified 2019-03-16 [Sac Bee]

Two Univ CA Unions To Strike Next Week, UCOP Calls Decisions to Strike “Unfortunate” 2019-03-16 [Daily Nexus]

Unionizing daycare? California’s child care workers seek a seat at the big kids’ table 2019-03-16 [CALmatters]

 VIDEO Sacramento City Educators Vote to Strike in Protest of ‘Massive Unfair Labor Practices’ 2019-03-16 [FOX40]

 VIDEO SF Treasure Island Radiation Whistleblowers Expose Deadly Cover-up By Tetra Tech and Government: A $1 Billion Dollar Eco-Fraud For more info 2019-03-16 [LVP]

Anchor Brewing workers vote for union 2019-03-15 [48hills]

Workers at SF-Based Anchor Brewing, One of America's First Craft Breweries, Vote to Unionize 2019-03-15 [Fortune]

Vote Proves There’s Power in Anchor’s Union 2019-03-14 [SFWeekly]

Preschool teachers prevail in labor case against Los Angeles synagogue 2019-03-13 [JTA]

WorkWeek Covers SFLC Support For Julian Assange, David Rovics Music and Mike Elk On CWA NG Election and SEIU Google Subpoena For more info 2019-03-13 [WWR]

Amid Growing Sexual Misconduct Scandal, SEIU Staff Vote to Strike 2019-03-13 [Pay Day Report]

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to attend union rally at UCLA 2019-03-13 [Daily Bruin]

Pressure is mounting on SF food delivery app DoorDash to change its controversial tipping policy 2019-03-10 [Recode]

Union claims Anchor Brewing workers were prohibited from pro-union pins on uniforms 2019-03-09 [San Francisco Chronicle]

Report: Tesla’s workforce has declined another 8 percent amid mass retail closures 2019-03-09 [Silicon Valley Business Journal]

LA Will Consider Giving Retail Workers A Break From Hectic Schedules 2019-02-28 [LAist]

LA Considers Protections For Retail Workers 2019-03-01 [Northridge-Chatsworth Patch]

Anchor Brewing Hit With Labor Complaint Over Pro-Union Pins 2019-03-09 [Bloomberg]

 VIDEO SF TWU 250a Transit Workers Their Issues and Union With President Roger Marenco For more info 2019-03-08 [LVP]

Bay Area's High Cost Of Living Squeezes Restaurant Workers, Chefs And Owners 2019-03-06 [NPR]

 VIDEO SF City Workers The Day Before Women's Day Rally & Speak Out Against Racism, Privatization and Outsourcing For more info 2019-03-08 [LVP]

San Mateo AFSCME Local 829 workers go on strike as talks falter 2019-03-07 [Daily Jrnl]

Two-Day Strike Over Working Conditions, Retirement Issues Impacts County Services 2019-03-07 [SFGate]

LA's exotic dancers are launching a labour movement 2019-03-04 [Los Angeles Magazine]

Oakland teachers return to class after 7-day strike. Here’s what they won — and lost 2019-03-04 [Vox]

 VIDEO Oakland OEA Teachers and Supporters At TA Contract Union Vote Speakout For more info 2019-03-04 [LVP]

Oakland Teachers Ratify Contract - School Will Resume on Monday 2019-03-04 [KQED]

Oakland teachers’ strike ends with 11 percent raise and halt on charter schools 2019-03-03 [Sandhills Express]

 VIDEO Oakland Education Association Rep Delegates & Members Speak Out TA-Nurses Furious For more info 2019-03-03 [LVP]

The union view of Oakland-Ed-Assn / Oakland-Unified-School-District settlement 2019-03-02 [Diane Ravitch]

OUSD and OEA Come to Historic Agreement to End Teachers’ Strike 2019-03-02 [Diane Ravitch]

 VIDEO It's Our Fight Too! Bay Area Teachers Join Striking OEA Teachers Strike On Day 6 For more info 2019-03-01 [Labor Video Project]

 VIDEO ILWU Members and ILWU Local 34 Have Backed Striking OEA Oakland Teachers at Rally and March For more info 2019-02-27 [LVP]

 VIDEO Fighting Privatization, Charters and Union Busting In Oakland OEA Strike On Day 2 For more info 2019-02-24 [LVP]

'Out here because I love teaching' The Oakland teachers strike in photos 2019-02-22 [In These Times]

 VIDEO 2019 Oakland OEA Teacher Strike: Day One 'We Shut It Down'! For more info 2019-02-21 [LVP]

Broke-Ass City: The best way to beat the devil is to support a union 2019-02-21 [SF EXAMINER]

Why Oakland teachers are going to strike 2019-02-21 [SF Chronicle]

NLRB affirms disbanding USC hospital union 2019-02-21 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

3 Things to know about the Oakland teachers' strike 2019-02-21 [SFWeekly]

Oakland: Teachers Will Strike Thursday 2019-02-20 [Diane Ravitch]

What is a union? Here is what you need to know 2019-02-20 [The Aggie]

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]