“Red For Ed” As Thousands Of California Teachers Rally in Sacramento For Funding & To Reform Charters

Thousands of teachers rallied in Sacramenton on May 22, 2019 to demand more funding for pubic education and to reform. Calling it “Red For Ed” the teachers talked about the crisis in the classroom and the growing siphoning off of funding from charters. The California Charter School Association CCSA also rallied their African American supporters in front of their office in Sacramento and at the rally at the state building.The president of the Sacramento Teachers Association David Fisher also discussed their contract issues and the lack of counselors and nurses in the schools.Teachers also discussed the role of co-locations and the lack of transparency by the growing number of charters.

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Segundo día de paro en Elektrokontakt / 500 Mexican Workers Strike Elektrokonatat

Sabinas, Coah.- El conflicto en la empresa Elektrokotakt de Sabinas ya cumplió más de 24 horas activo y los empleados no han desistido en su huelga, pues consideraron una injusticia que la empresa no haya cumplido con un convenio de un aumento salarial y esperan que lleguen altos directivos de la compañía de San Antonio, Texas, para dialogar sobre el problema. 

El líder del sindicato de trabajadores de la empresa adherido a la CROC, Javier Pérez Arellano, informó que son más de 500 trabajadores que se han mantenido en huelga desde el jueves por la mañana y no desistirán hasta que la empresa cumpla con el acuerdo que adquirieron en el mes de febrero, de dar entre un 16-20% de incremento al salario diario a cada trabajador que sume años laborales.

El jueves por la tarde arribaron a Sabinas los directivos de la compañía de la ciudad de Piedras Negras y dialogaron con los empleados sobre el problema, sin embargo no ofrecieron alternativa o una solución para el problema, pues en todo momento los representantes de la empresa se negaron a cumplir con ese acuerdo, pues sería muy costoso para la compañía.

Es por ello que el paro laboral continuó hasta este viernes y continuará más días si es que la compañía no ofrece una solución al problema o definitivamente decide cumplir con ese acuerdo tomado anteriormente. 

“La empresa está perdiendo millones de pesos por este conflicto, pues los arneses que aquí hacemos se exportan a varios países y todos los pedidos están detenidos por ese motivo. No trabajaremos hasta que la empresa responda a nuestras exigencias”, aseguró el líder sindical Pérez Arellano.

Original article: http://www.zocalo.com.mx/new_site/articulo/segundo-dia-de-paro-en-elektrokontakt?fbclid=IwAR3ti47ipQGiRqZ0mT4yBCdSSEzgIeZUOkffo9D0f4xwhcSh7zZP0mffSNo

WW 3-19-19 New Zealand Massacre & Labor Fighting Back and UC CWA UPTE Workers Strike

WorkWeek radio looks at the rise of fascists and racist terror in New Zealand with the massacre of 50 Muslims and the wounding of many others. We talk with New Zealand Unite unionist Joe Carolan who is a senior organizer for casino and security. He is also a member of Socialist Aotearoa group. He talks about the rise of racism, fascism and the role of Trump in inciting xenophobia and attacks on immigrants along with New Zealand government officials. He reports that the leader of the Greens was physically assaulted the day before the massacre.
Next we talk about the upcoming strike of CWA Union of Professional and Technical Employees UPTE and AFSCME 3299 at all UC campuses. We talk with UC UPTE members Kelsey Zorn and Lisa Milos who both work at UCSF.
Additional media:
Stand Up To Islamophobia
https://socialistaotearoa.org.nz/stand-up-to-islamophobia/
Stop Attacking Our Benefits! UCSF AFSCME 3299 Workers Strike UCSF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-wGeBUaG04&t=11s
“Outsourced” UCSF Tech Workers & UPTE CWA Unionists Protest Outsourcing Of Public  Jobs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQOQiYd0fTo&t=3s
UC CNA Nurses & CWA UPTE UCSF Workers Join AFSCME 3299 Strike Action
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D85PlAcGrKY
“Stop The Destruction Of  Our UC Public Pensions”  Report By CWA UPTE  At UCSF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9NxaYYVUIE&t=107s
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UNION TIME At Anchor Steam-ILWU Raises The Anchor In SF!

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.

Additional media:

https://splinternews.com/one-of-the-worlds-most-iconic-craft-breweries-is-unioni-1832439046?fbclid=IwAR0J-hdn1urqLk0egPDQrWbM34cC8l3FkmA38NBoDT1wkAT6pu8OPZCDlFk

San Francisco Is A Union Town! ILWU 6 VCA Workers Still Fighting For A Contract

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm_AA_tKDEw&t=95s

ILWU Local 6 SF VCA Workers Fight For A Union Contract & The Animals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2KYH5AUIjM&t=135s

http://news.vin.com/vinnews.aspx?articleId=49064

https://www.ilwu.org/animal-care-workers-form-union-and-join-ilwu/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPQwB0ufUnc

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SF Treasure Island Radiation Whistleblowers Expose Deadly Cover-up By Tetra Tech & Government: A $1 Billion Dollar Eco-Fraud

At a press conference at San Francisco Treasure Island on March 14, 2019, Tetra Tech health and safety experts and Health Physicist Treasure Island Safety Officer talked about the systemic violation of health and safety standards and protection for the workers, residents and the public.
They reported that Tetra Tech management was involved in criminal violations of testing including massive falsfication and that this was covered up by the US and California government. They also said that they had contacted Cal-OSHA but they had not responded to blatant violations of health and safety conditions and illegal retaliations against whistleblowers.
Speakers included Tetra Tech workers  Bert Bowers, Archie Jackson and Guy Taibi who is a health physicist and Treasure Island Safety Officer. Taibi also worked for the State Of California and reported that there was fllagrant violation of carrrying out their responsiblity to protect the people of California and that this was the policy of top state officials. He reported that the Federal government provides millions of dollars to the state of California to carry out oversight and investigations but these officials refuse to use these funds to carry out this work. He also reported that there is significant nuclear material still on Treasure Island owned by the Navy that means that there was an improper transfer of the property to San Francisco for development.
He said that the continued development of Treasure Island is a threat to the health and safety of the public.
SF Hunters Point/Treasure Island Radiation Whistleblower Speaks Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htA8lqYc96Q
SF Treasure Island CHARADE, Criminal Cover-up & Fraud  By US Navy & Cover-up By Pelosi/Feinstein
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRLCDIFjl7I&t=318s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdO8QHT7ptY
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww2-20-18-osha-whistleblowers-and-hunters-point-shipyard-cover-up
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww4-11-18-peer-jeff-ruch-on-the-1-billion-hunters-point-shipyard-test-falsifications
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Nearly-Half-of-Hunters-Point-Shipyard-Radiation-Cleanup-in-Question-Contractor-Possibly-Faked-Data-471799074.html
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-shipyard-soil-samples-manipulated-or-12529511.php
https://youtu.be/2GGHz9duZz8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_YVou0kmQI&feature=youtu.be
https://youtu.be/-EbkG4aQM1w
http://sfbayview.com/2017/06/whistleblowers-who-worked-at-hunters-point-naval-shipyard-superfund-site-join-together-to-warn-the-public-about-radioactive-coverup/
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Former-Contractors-Claim-Hunters-Point-Cleanup-is-Botched-259871511.html
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/OSHA-Whistleblower-Investigator-Blows-Whistle-on-Own-Agency–293711041.html
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww2-17-15-osha-whistleblower-from-testamerica-michael-madry-interviewed
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww-2-24-15-osha-whistleblowers-and-corruption-with-whitman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzfFB6wiQVo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ3zii0T3z4
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww2-17-15-osha-whistleblower-from-testamerica-michael-madry-interviewed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQiB7bGHFas
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/OSHA-Whistleblower-Investigator-Blows-Whistle-on-Own-Agency–293711041.html
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