Hundreds of supporters of Anchor Brewing workers in San Francisco had a beer in the brewery on 2/15/19 and raised the anchor at the event. The workers are fighting for recognition by Anchor Brewing which was bought by Sapphoro Beer in 2017. They are having problem surviving in San Francisco with the cost of living and are fighting for living wages and a union. They say they are only getting starvation wages. They also said they chose the ILWU because of it democratic structure and bottom up approach.
California Senator Kamala Harris who is running for President of the United States was accused on 3/14/19 with obstruction of justice and involved in a corruption cover-up at the contaminated radioactive SF Treasure Island site by two former residents Felita Sample and Andre Patterson. They were attending a press conference by nuclear health and safety whistleblowers who worked for Tetra Tech which was involved in the fasification of testing results in the $1 billion dollar Eco-fruad scandal.Sample and Patterson are both cancer survivors who say that their cancers were directly caused by the highly contaminated nuclear training site for the island.Kamala Harris who was formerly San Francisco District Attorney and California Attorney General before becoming a Senator was personally aware of the charges of falsification of testing at SF Treausre Island and also the Hunters Point shipyard. Two managers of Tetra Tech are presently in prison for engaging in falsification of testing of radioactive material by Tetra Tech. Senator Kamala Harris has remained completely silent about this massive $1 billion criminal fraud scandal despite being personally contacted by residents and whistleblowers.Additional media:SF Hunters Point/Treasure Island Radiation Whistleblower Speaks Out
Many teachers were concerned about possible cuts to SEIU and AFSCME staff to pay for agreement and limiting the moratorium on the closure of public community schools to only 5 months. Teachers were also angry about charters and the privatization of the entire educational system with the district closing community public schools and opening up charters.
Thousands of Oakland Education Association OEA members including teachers and OUSD staff attended a meeting to vote on their TA on March 3, 2019. Before the meeting, some discussed their concerns about the proposed contract. Many teachers were concerned about possible cuts to SEIU and AFSCME staff to pay for agreement and limiting the moratorium on the closure of public community schools to only 5 months. Teachers were also angry about charters and the privatization of the entire educational system with the district closing community public schools and opening up charters. Students, parents and community supporters also discussed the conditions in the classrooms and why they were supporting the teachers.