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WorkWeek On ILWU Juneteenth Rally At Oscar Grant Plaza For more info 2020-07-02 [WW]

WorkWeek On UFCW7 & Covid Deaths In Colorado, Cal/OSHA & Garrett Brown, Tesla Workers & Houston Covid Pandemic For more info 2020-07-02 [WW]

 VIDEO In The Midst Of Covid-19: The Staffing Crisis At Cal/OSHA With Garrett Brown MPH, CIH Retired FromCal/OSHA & Researcher For more info 2020-07-01 [LVP]

 VIDEO Tesla, Covid-19, Elon Musk, Cal-OSHA & Gov. Gavin Newsom-Interview With Tesla Worker Carlos Gabriel For more info 2020-06-28 [Pacifica Network]

Disneyland Workers Protest, Demand Changes To Reopening Plan 2020-06-27 [CBS]

Farm Workers Strike In Central Valley After Dozens Stricken By COVID-19 2020-06-27 [KPIX]

UC Announces Wave of Layoffs; Hundreds of Workers to Protest Wednesday 2020-06-26 [AFSCME 3299]

SEIU: Workers, Families and Friends to Hold Candlelight Vigil Thursday to Commemorate the Life of Second Riverside Community Hospital Worker to Die from COVID-19 2020-06-26 [TTownMedia]

Farm Workers Strike After They See on TV That Dozens of Coworkers Have Coronavirus 2020-06-26 [NBC]

WorkWeek On Police Unions, Police Terror, The AFL-CIO And Labor For more info 2020-06-25 [WW]

 VIDEO Time To Shut It Down! A Day Of Action & ILWU Juneteenth At The Port Of Oakland For more info 2020-06-25 [LVP]

 VIDEO Shut The World Down! Boots Riley At 2020 ILWU Juneteenth At Oakland Oscar Grant Plaza For more info 2020-06-25 [LVP]

 VIDEO 'No Layoffs' 'Stop The Greed' Frontline UCSF AFSCME 3299 Workers Protest Cutbacks In Middle Of Covid Pandemic For more info 2020-06-25 [LVP]

Tesla to workers: Take Juneteenth off — if you want to use a vacation day 2020-06-21 [SFChronicle]

Disneyland workers union sends letter to California governor about why reopening date is too soon 2020-06-21 [Deseret News]

150 cannery workers forced into hotel quarantine without pay 2020-06-21 [Brattleboro Reformer]

California’s largest state worker union accepts two furlough days in pay cut deal with Newsom 2020-06-20 [Sac Bee]

 VIDEO Disneyland unions seek delay in park reopening 2020-06-20 [ABC7]

Tesla tells workers they can take Juneteenth off without pay — on Juneteenth 2020-06-20 [Verge]

Port Of LA Workers Hold Strike To Commemorate Juneteenth 2020-06-20 [CBS]

Laid off workers in SF could gain right to be rehired at same pay 2020-06-20 [SFExaminer]

Disneyland workers unions send letter to Newsom, saying park’s July 17 opening date is too early For more info 2020-06-20 [KTLA]

California labor stands unequivocally with BLM 2020-06-19 [Labor's Edge]

San Francisco DA sues DoorDash for classifying delivery workers as independent contractors 2020-06-17 [TechCrunch]

McDonald’s workers in Oakland take further legal action against restaurant amid wave of COVID-19 cases 2020-06-17 [SFChronicle]

Tesla attempts to calm Fremont workers amid rising concerns over potentially inadequate COVID-19 protections 2020-06-14 [CNET]

Diamond walnut workers rally for hazard pay at Stockton plant 2020-06-11 [RecordNet]

CA Pub Utilities Commission rules that Uber, Lyft drivers are employees 2020-06-11 [Sacramento Biz Jrnl]

 VIDEO Black Lives Matter! Labor Rally and March In SF For more info 2020-06-07 [LVP]

Safer at Work Update: Recommendations Adopted for Film/Television Music Scoring 2020-06-06 [AFM47]

George Floyd: Medical workers show solidarity for cause 2020-06-06 [Santa Cruz Sentinel]

California Assembly, Senate leaders say no to mandatory pay cuts for state workers 2020-06-04 [Sacramento Bee]

Workers’ Compensation For Injured Immigrant Workers 2020-06-03 [Invictus Law]

 VIDEO Health Over Profits!' Where The Hell Is OSHA At? Oakland Speak-out For Health Safety On The Job For more info 2020-06-02 [LVP]

 VIDEO Essential Blueberry Farm Workers Strike After Employer Cuts Pay Amid Pandemic 2020-06-01 [Now This]

WorkWeek On Cal-OSHA ,Transit Workers Demand Health and Safety For more info 2020-05-29 [WW]

 VIDEO Transit Workers, Covid and The Fight For Health & Safety with SF TWU 250a President Roger Marenco For more info 2020-05-29 [LVP]

CCA Delays COVID-19 Safety, Remote Work Negotiations in Union Dispute 2020-05-23 [KQED]

California to Decide if Labor Law Applies to App Drivers 2020-05-23 [NBC]

 VIDEO Nurses, Covid-19, The Healthcare Crisis and Defending Public Health With NNU-CNA Pres. Deborah Burger R.N. For more info 2020-05-23 [LVP]

SEIU Local 1000 president says union 'has a choice,' despite 10% cut to state worker pay 2020-05-19 [KRCR]

Newsom’s Proposed Budget Cuts Includes 10 Percent Pay Cut For State Workers 2020-05-19 [CBS]

Eight Whole Foods workers in Marin contract coronavirus 2020-05-19 [Marin Ind Jrnl]

Is the gig up? Uber, Lyft hit with worker misclassification suit 2020-05-19 [Benefits Pro]

 VIDEO Los Angeles fire: An explosion melted firefighters helmets and set their coat on fire. 4 responders are in ICU 2020-05-19 [CNN]

The price of being ‘essential’: Latino service workers bear brunt of coronavirus 2020-05-18 [LATimes]

 VIDEO SF SEIU 1021 Secret Top Down Concessions, Outsourcing & Privatization Under Covid-19 Depression For more info 2020-05-18 [LVP]

 VIDEO Rally To Jail Elon Musk & Defend Health & Safety: Workers Speak Out At Tesla Fremont Plant For more info 2020-05-17 [LVP]

Is the gig up? Uber, Lyft hit with worker misclassification suit 2020-05-14 [Property Casualty]

Uber and Lyft Drivers Organize Caravan Outside Uber HQ 2020-05-13 [Vice]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]