Whose Selling Who? The A’s Stadium & The Destruction of Howard Terminal In The Port Of Oakland 5/13/19

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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ILWU 10 Speakers Protest John Fisher A’s Stadium On Howard Terminal At Oakland Port Commission

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.

Additional Media:
Sara Nelson AFA CWA President At May Day Oakland Howard Terminal
https://youtu.be/_inof_Hh5Bo
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.
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This Is Our Port-May Day 2019 Speakers At Oakland Howard Terminal
https://youtu.be/Y_WQNoEj1cY
On May Day 2019 OEA Pres Keith Brown On The Stadium, Port, ILWU & Public Education
https://youtu.be/uZB-hG5hw0c
On May Day, Canadian Native American ILWU 500 Unionist Joeen Karen Speaks In Oakland For Solidarity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jkz62YiRiE
“It’s Insane!” ILWU Longshore Workers & Truckers Challenge Oakland A’s Billionaire Owner John Fisher’s Land Grab Of Howard Terminal
https://youtu.be/5A8uZpqSX_M
ILWU 10, May Day 2019, The A’s Port Stadium, Privatization & Gentrification In Oakland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMd_NFNRtjU
A’s Billionaire Owner Fisher Loses Laney College Land Grab-Labor Community Speak Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMvg45CFGjU
Laney Land Not For Sale! Community, Students & Faculty Rally Against A’s Land Grab Of College Land
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx-tVzsl-Ck
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ILWU 10, May Day 2019, The A’s Port Stadium, Privatization & Gentrification In Oakland

WorkWeek radio looks at the coming May Day 2019 and the plans of ILWU Local 10 to close the docks for the day. They are also focusing on developers and politicians who are pushing to build a stadium on the Howard Terminals. Lawrence Thibeaux, the past president of ILWU Local 10 and president of ILWU Local 10 pensioners along with Clarence Thomas past Secretary Treasurer of ILWU Local 10 and with the May Day Organizing Committee. They discuss the history of the ILWU, the San Francisco 1934 general strike, racism and gentrification of San Francisco with Candlestick Park Stadium. John Fisher who owns the A’s is seeking with the support of Mayor Libby Shaaf to build a new stadium on Howard Terminal in the port of Oakland. Thibeaux reports that if this stadium is built along with thousands of million dollar condos it will end up destroying the port of Oakland and the thousands of maritime jobs.

Additional Media:
A’s Billionaire Owner Fisher Loses Laney College Land Grab-Labor Community Speak Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMvg45CFGjU
Laney Land Not For Sale! Community, Students & Faculty Rally Against A’s Land Grab Of College Land
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx-tVzsl-Ck
WW4-16-19 Assange Gets Union Backing, ILWU May Day & Gentrification & CA DIR Baker Scandal
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww4-16-19-assange-gets-union-backing-ilwu-may-day-gentrification-ca-dir-baker-scandal
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“It’s Insane!” ILWU Longshore Workers & Truckers Challenge Oakland A’s Billionaire Owner John Fisher’s Land Grab Of Howard Terminal

Bay area ILWU Longshore workers and truckers along with companies rallied at Oakland city hall on 4/18/19 to protest the plan of Oakland A’s billionaire John Fisher to build a new stadium and 4,000 million dollar condos on the Howard Terminal in the port of Oakland. Fisher who also owns the GAP and controls the Rocketship and KIPP charter schools previously tried to grab land at Laney Community college but was defeated when the community and the Peralta Federation of Teachers organized against the scheme. The present privatization deal at Howard Terminal is also backed by Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf.

ILWU Local 10 busines agent Aaron Wright called it an “insane” idea since there is no infrastructure for the stadium and it would completely disrupt the longshore and trucking jobs along with the community. It would also force thousands of trucks onto the streets of Oakland further polluting the community.

Also, speakers talked about the gentrification of Oakland targetting the African American community and the ethnic cleansing that is going on throughout Oakland and being pushed by developers and the mayor. Also, according to reports the Building Trades leadership and Teamsters union officials are supporting this project and the leadership of the Alameda Labor Council has also refused to support the maritime workers in defending the survival of the port.

Additional media:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMd_NFNRtjU

A’s Billionaire Owner Fisher Loses Laney College Land Grab-Labor Community Speak Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMvg45CFGjU

Laney Land Not For Sale! Community, Students & Faculty Rally Against A’s Land Grab Of College Land
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx-tVzsl-Ck

WW4-16-19 Assange Gets Union Backing, ILWU May Day & Gentrification & CA DIR Baker Scandal
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww4-16-19-assange-gets-union-backing-ilwu-may-day-gentrification-ca-dir-baker-scandal
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