For the past several weeks, we’ve seen a major strike by farmworkers at the Oak Valley farm in Grabouw in the Western Cape. The strike centres around demands by the workers and their union, CSAAWU for decent wages and living conditions. The union has also alleged that the farm owners are guilty of apartheid era labour practices.
In this show we learn more about the strike and the extent to which the conditions of farmworkers have improved from the apartheid era, especially since the huge strike by farmworkers in 2013.
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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ILWU longshore workers, A’s supporters and President Dave Kava and other trade unonists discuss the issue of the development of a new A’s stadium on the Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland. The Alameda Labor Council, Unite HERE 2850 and the Alameda Building Trades were supporting the stadium.
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Before a vote at the Port of Oakland Board of Directors meeting on May 13, 2019, ILWU members, shipping companies and truckers discussed the dangers of a stadium on Howard Terminal at the Port of Oakland.
ILWU Local 10 members and others on 5/9/19 protested the proposed deal by the Oakland Port Commission to allow billionaire John Fisher to build an A’s stadium on Howard Terminal along with 4,000 $1 million dollar condos.The commission has been in secret meetings with Fisher who also owns the GAP corporation and runs the KIPP and Rocketship charter school chain to build the stadium. It would threaten many maritime jobs and also drive out the African American working class community in West Oakland. The mayor Libby Shaft is supporting the stadium despite community and labor opposition.
Sara Nelson AFA CWA President At May Day Oakland Howard Terminal
On May Day 2019 international president of the Association of Flight Attendants, AFA CWA Sara Nelson attended the May Day Oakland Howard Terminal where a ballpark threatens longshore drives. She was interviewed by KPFA WorkWeek Steve Zeltzer about here participation in Oakland and the issues facing working people. She had called for a general strike against the Trump government shutdown.
This Is Our Port-May Day 2019 Speakers At Oakland Howard Terminal
On May Day 2019 OEA Pres Keith Brown On The Stadium, Port, ILWU & Public Education
On May Day, Canadian Native American ILWU 500 Unionist Joeen Karen Speaks In Oakland For Solidarity
“It’s Insane!” ILWU Longshore Workers & Truckers Challenge Oakland A’s Billionaire Owner John Fisher’s Land Grab Of Howard Terminal
ILWU 10, May Day 2019, The A’s Port Stadium, Privatization & Gentrification In Oakland
A’s Billionaire Owner Fisher Loses Laney College Land Grab-Labor Community Speak Out
Laney Land Not For Sale! Community, Students & Faculty Rally Against A’s Land Grab Of College Land
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On a global day of action against UBER and Lfyt on May 8, 2019, hundreds of drivers in San Francisco rallied at the headquarters of UBER on Market St days before an IPO valued at $90 billion will take place. They discussed the massive exploitation and continuing wage cuts driving their living conditions down and making them virtually slave laborers. Drivers are also spending 60 & 70 hours on the road threatening their health and safety and that of the public.
Rideshare Wage Calculator Exposes Hidden Costs Of Driving For UBER and LYFT https://www.teamsters117.org/rideshar…
UK UBER Drivers Organize & Fight Back With UPH Chair James Farrar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxOPa…
Tyranny of the algorithm: how Uber replaced one exploitative boss with another https://www.newstatesman.com/politics…
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