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A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism (tags)
In the GOP tax bill, $5 trillion is given to households with over $1 million income. Seniors, the poor, children and students are attacked. The severe cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Pell grants, SNAP, WIC food assistance are sadistic.
Benjamin Tucker American Mutualist: Mutual Banking Part 3 and Final Conclusion Part 4 (tags)
"The abolition of compulsory taxation would mean the abolition of the state as well, Tucker asserted, and the form of society succeeding it would be on the line of a voluntary defensive institution... There were two methods of government...The other was the anarchist method of 'leadership', inducing the individual to the 'goal of an ideal civilization' through persuasion and 'attraction'...Two aims of anarchist activity, the abolition of compulsory taxation and the abolition of legally-protected money and land monopolies, form the main theme of his critical writing..."
FEMA has the authority to order martial law and open up FEMA camps for dissident Americans (tags)
Some people have referred to it as the "secret government" of the United States.
Benjamin Tucker: American Mutualist Part 1 (tags)
In an Individualist Mutualist market economy of Josiah Warren, Benjamin Tucker, or Stephen Pearl Andrews employers can indeed pay themselves more money than their employees for equal time worked however even though they can pay themselves more money than their employees for equal time worked they are still Mutualists and not Capitalists. Why is this?
Time on our Side by Anna Coote (tags)
In her opening essay, Juliet Schor argues that countries in the rich world cannot continue to grow their economies if they are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to sustainable levels. We must face up to a future with little or no economic growth.
Rethinking Working Hours (tags)
Working hours was and is a contested terrain. Power questions are involved: Who decides over time? Who determines when and how long someone works? Who decides over part time or full time, how work and private life are arranged or whether the dream of world travel becomes reality?
KPFK struggles without re-solutions (tags)
KPFK continues hiding what donors/stakeholders should be informed that happens with their funding this radio station. Here are tid bits to help members and stakeholders understand some of the chaos therein. The Pacifica Archives. Membership decline. Arbitration costs......
We Must Choose: Capitalism or Democracy (tags)
Middle-class democracy only knows formal political equality. Rule over public opinion grows out of the dominance of capital. The alternative is authoritarian capitalism or solidarity democracy. Resistance is the command of the hour.
Social Inequality in the Descent Society (tags)
The elevator effect is not true any more. This changed from the 1990s. People no longer move up together. A society of descent, precariousness and polarization has come ou9t of the society of social ascent. Ascents and descents have a collective and an individual dimension.
Main Street media mind binders & assassins (tags)
See the reality of our world ruled by killers within our trusted government and media.
Progress Means Reduced Working Hours (tags)
Shorter hours can lead to economic growth, higher productivity, greater output, more time sovereignty and better long-term health of workers. Closing one's eyes to these arguments and only thinking of short-term profit is hostile to the future and not only hostile to the economy.
KPFK is going topsy-turvy, still, with employees and unions (tags)
KPFK is drowning in employee-union problems with emails flying from programmers affected and some untangling of what is actually occuring hard to comprehend. But here are excerpts from an informatory website that regularly offers some answers as no one else can, it seems.
The Middle Class Abolishes itself (tags)
Middle class citizens with a little wealth who invested this on the stock exchange are responsible for certain jobs becoming more and more precarious... Many economists claim market forces regulate themselves and society doesn't need to intervene.
KPFK programmer writes subscribers & updates info: (tags)
A long-term KPFK programmer sent out this msg with the weekly schedule, which was not the usual. Concerns about on-going programs continuity are noted.
My Prayer That Grace May Touch The Mosaic Of My Work (tags)
My prayer is in the form of a mosaic of prose.
The Lie of the Weak State (tags)
The good condition of German labor markets is in reality in a catastrophic state...Unemployment is an "act of violence" against every unemployed person and represents an enormous waste for society as a whole.
A Divided Society (tags)
Average wages in the US are lower than 30 years ago. Profits and income inequality explode, not investments. The austerity policy that has always worsened unemployment and economic growth is promoted as without alternative by German chancellor Merkel.
CEO Marissa Mayer Creates Problems For Yahoo (tags)
Many Yahoo clients are criticizing Yahoo's email, advertising and Yahoo Groups policies.
Reviving an Explosive Topic: Reducing Work Hours (tags)
In truth, the introduction of the eight-hour day, the free Saturday and the fifth vacation week (in Austria) did not cause economic crises. Reduced working hours means more distribution justice for the general public and more quality of life for workers.
Obama Targets Free Expression (tags)
Free Trade Agreement TTIP Endangers Democracy (tags)
Investor courts of arbitration create an exclusive special right for foreign corporations. They could demand compensation when their profits are narrowed by democratic decisions.
Google Venice, CA Offices Vandalized (tags)
"She's got the world locked inside a plastic box." -Jim Morrison
Grand Theft Healthcare (tags)
Fast Food Workers Win a Union…through Zoolidarity (tags)
Union members have watched in awe as fast food workers struck over the last year, calling for “$15 and a union.” Despite the slogan, however, the prevailing wisdom has been that union recognition isn’t really the goal; that’s too hard against giant employers insulated by a layer of franchises, with a part-time and transient workforce.
slavery in the U.S. (tags)
They are not being nice to you.
What a Way to Run the Country (tags)
Labor Solidarity in Neoliberal Structural Change (tags)
The self-regulating market and the invisible hand were neoliberal theories of Frederick August von Hayek and Milton Friedman. Submission to the market was described as a natural law, as natural and self-evident as the rotation of the planets. Solidarity and unions were decried as barriers.
Obama Wants Whistleblowers Silenced (tags)
30 Hour Work Week (tags)
Reduced working hours is the only logically and historically consistent answer to the annual productivity increases that are above the real growth rates of the economy and without reduced working hours lead to a decline of work volume and unemployment.
Protest at Best Western Golden Sails Hotel (tags)
Employees of Best Western Golden Sails Hotel protest together with Unite Here Local 11 group and 100 Long Beach residents in response of Hotel's immoral practices.
Occupy Long Beach Strikes at Walmart on Black Friday, November 23, 2012 (tags)
Occupy Long Beach Strikes at Walmart in Down town Long beach in solidarity with Walmart employees. The protest ended in two arrests.
Union Loss in Bend, Oregon (tags)
The game is rigged, but not the fight.
Garda Security Employees at Bowie, MD SPEAK OUT Against Garda Cash Logistics (tags)
The purpose of this letter is to bring to light serious violations of ethical standards, company policies, DOT regulations and State law that have been committed by the Garda security management at the Bowie, MD Branch.
What's Wrong with San Diego's City Finances? (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality heard a presentation July 26 from "Paradise Plundered" author Vladimir Kogan. The book, co-written with professors Steven P. Erie and Scott A. MacKenzie, argues that San Diegans have long wanted their city government to do far more in services than they're willing to pay for in taxes -- and recently they and the politicians seeking to lead the city, most notably Right-wing Queer Mayoral front-runner Carl DeMaio, have been scapegoating city workers and their unions for the city's pension crisis and other financial shortfalls.
Republicrats Campaign About Jobs and Do Nothing About High Unemployment (tags)
Recently, Mitt Romney made a stop on his “Jobs Tour” in upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia. His appearance was supposed to be, interestingly, at a local WAWA store (for those out-of-state, WAWA is a convenience store chain) Why is this interesting? Because WAWA, like so many employers these days, is a low wage, no benefit “job creator.”
Whittemore indicted on conduit contribution charges, lying to FBI (tags)
Nevada mega-developer Harvey Whittemore was indicted Weds. for illegal conduit campaign contributions to Senator Harry Reid from the Wingfield Co. (shared with another mega-developer Albert Seeno). It is understood that these contributions were to allow Wingfield's Coyote Springs housing development to proceed despite violating numerous environmental laws and requiring the contruction of the $15 billion SNWA pipeline from the rural districts 300 miles to the north.
Queer Democrats Unanimously Oppose Pension "Reform" (tags)
The hottest issue on the June 5 ballot in San Diego is Proposition B, the public pension "reform" initiative sponsored by openly Queer Right-wing City Councilmember and Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio. It would freeze all city workers' pay for five years and abolish the city's pension system for new hires, replacing it with a 401(k)-style plan. The product of a decade-long propaganda campaign by the radical Right politicians and media, it's expected to pass easily — but the predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality, after hearing a debate on it, unanimously voted to oppose it at their April 26 meeting.
PHILIPPINES: Sentro, Nagkaisa herald new era of labor unity (tags)
THOUSANDS of trade unionists and activists poured into the streets of Manila and other key cities to celebrate May Day amid renewed hopes that the two latest efforts at labor unity will provide strong impetus to their uphill battle for labor and trade union rights.
San Diego Mayoral Candidates Address Queer Community (tags)
When this year's major candidates for Mayor of San Diego — City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher and Congressmember Bob Filner — addressed the Queer community March 28, the irony that gripped the room was that the two openly Queer candidates, DeMaio and Dumanis, were running to the right of the non-Queer Fletcher and Filner. DeMaio, who in other contexts has said he wants to be "the Scott Walker of San Diego," dominated the event with his anti-labor pension "reform" proposal and his refusal to acknowledge the leadership of San Diego's Queer community even though he is Queer himself.
THE ELI GEMINI SHOW - Denton citizens advised to (secretly) record governmental bodies (tags)
THE ELI GEMINI SHOW - Denton citizens advised to (secretly) record governmental bodies
Fil-Am groups call for boycott as PAL refuses to fly PALEA member and family (tags)
Representatives from Partido ng Manggagawa-USA (Labor Party) and Filipino-American groups BANTAY Pilipinas-Los Angeles, Alliance Philippines and Echo Park Community Coalition called on the public especially Filipino-Americans to boycott Philippine Airlines (PAL) as the groups condemned the harassment tactics of the company against members of the Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA). Last November 6 (US time), PAL refused to board a PALEA member and her family despite holding tickets for the Los Angeles-Manila flight because she was supposedly on “blacklist of PALEA members.”
Why Not Start by Unionizing the Major Banks? (tags)
Here's how to make Wall Street pay - organize bank workers.
Rahm Emanuel: Chicago's War Criminal/Anti-Labor Mayor (tags)
Workers Party challenges Philippine President to protect labor rights at Hanjin (tags)
The militant labor group Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) challenged President Benigno Aquino III (PNoy) to uphold and protect workers rights at the giant Hanjin shipyard in Subic, Zambales as complaints mounted of violations of labor and safety standards. Dozens of members of PM and the Philippine Airlines Employees? Association (PALEA) joined the Church-Labor Conference, an alliance of labor and religious organizations that is co-chaired by Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, in a rally this morning at Mendiola in Manila.
Attack on Democratic Traditions (tags)
The situation of the US public budget is really dramatic. This indebtedness is the result of excessive military spending and the neoliberal policy launched at the beginning of the 1980s. A progressive counter-movement in the form of a broad Obama coalition is emerging.
On the Chopping Block: Federal Worker Pensions (tags)
Labor Representatives Under Attack, Seek Queer Democrats’ Help (tags)
Three San Diego union leaders — Central Labor Council CEO/secretary-treasurer Lorena Gonzalez, Municipal Employees’ Association general manager Michael Zucchet, and SEIU Local 221 head Eric Banks — spoke to the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club April 28 on the state of the local labor movement. They focused on the attacks on public workers by the Republican party and the radical Right, which is aimed not only at driving public-sector wages and benefits below those offered by the private sector but also denying the one source of substantial campaign funding available to Democrats and thereby winning elections by eliminating effective competition. They also talked about the Right-wing bias of San Diego’s media and their success in demonizing public workers’ pensions as the source of San Diego’s financial ills.
Supreme Court Lets Corporations (tags)
FCGOA's 9(b)(3) Status is in Jeopardy as a Legitimate 9(b)(3) Security Union (tags)
Who is Really Running FCGOA? Are They Assiciated With a Non-Guard Union? Is Guy James Really a Front Man for FCGOA? These Questions may soon be answered soon before a NLRB Hearing Officer.
Philippine Airlines workers vote to strike (tags)
The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) held a torch parade tonight as initial results in the strike poll reveal a tremendous vote for yes. Only the ballots of PALEA members in the Metro Manila offices of Philippines Airlines have been counted and show 96% votes of for a strike and a mere 3% voted against. In the last strike vote conducted last December, some 86% voted yes. In yesterday’s voting, 1996 PALEA members in Metro Manila participated out of some 2987 total members.
Over 1,000 Turn Out in San Diego to Support Wisconsin Workers (tags)
Over 1,000 people turned out for a rally outside the San Diego County Administrative Center February 26 at noon to support Wisconsin's unionized public workers against the threat by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state legislature to pass a bill essentially eliminating the right of the state's public employees to unionize and bargain collectively. A wide range of speakers, including union activists, community leaders and elected officials, said that if Walker's bill and similar ones in other states pass, it will essentially mark the end of the American middle class. The rally was part of a nationwide mobilization, and many of those who braved the cold and the rain to attend mentioned that the protesters in Wisconsin itself are sleeping out in the cold and snow in weather far worse than that in San Diego.
Wisconsin: Ground Zero to Save Public Worker Rights (tags)
Egypt's Spirit Lands in Wisconsin (tags)
Philippine Airlines workers protest, appeals to Philippine President to stop layoff (tags)
The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) today returned to Mendiola for a rally to appeal to President Benigno Aquino III to stop the mass layoff of 2,600 employees at Philippine Airlines (PAL). PALEA submitted a formal petition to the Office of the President appealing for presidential intervention to suspend the implementation of the Baldoz decision pending its review.
PHILIPPINES: PAL labor row erupts anew as workers protest DOLE decision (tags)
The labor row at Philippine Airlines (PAL) flares up once more at the start of the airline peak season with its workers starting today a series of protest actions against the recent decision of Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz to allow the mass layoff of some 3,000 workers. At 10:00 a.m. today dozens of members of the Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA), the ground crew union at PAL, held a symbolic protest at the main office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Intramuros, Manila.
Aguirre, Frye Debate San Diego's Prop. D at Queer Democratic Club (tags)
The campaign over Proposition D — an attempt to raise the sales tax in San Diego one-half cent to avoid draconian cuts in police, fire and other city services — has made strange bedfellows. Former city attorney Mike Aguirre, an otherwise progressive Democrat, has made common cause with Right-wing talk radio hosts and anti-tax zealots in opposing the measure. He and progressive City Councilmember Donna Frye debated Prop. D at the September 23 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club — which overwhelmingly voted to endorse the measure.
Two Openly Gay Councilmembers Debate Sales-Tax Increase (tags)
Rival City Councilmembers Todd Gloria and Carl DeMaio — the first two openly Gay men elected to the San Diego City Council — spoke at the Hillcrest Town Council September 14 and debated Proposition D on the November 2 ballot. This would allow the city to raise its sales tax one-half cent for five years to plug the $72 billion hole in its current budget — but only after the city implements 10 “reforms” reducing its pension obligations to workers and making it easier to privatize city jobs. But even in Gloria’s relatively liberal district, the polite but hostile response from the audience made it clear the measure will be a tough sell to city voters.
Crooked Toyota Poway El Cajon Owner Vincent Castro Fighting Workers Comp For Mold Illness (tags)
Vincent Toyota Poway El Cajon owner is involved in criminal conspiracy to limit his liability for workers sickened by mold at the Toyota dealership in El Cajon, California
Dangerous conditions at Kaiser Baldwin Park reported to Dept. of Health, OSHA, JCAHO (tags)
Despite 2003 shooting, management refuses to take basic steps to protect employees from outsider who threatened their lives
PRODUCTION OF ALCOHOL COMBUSTIBLE FOMENTS SLAVERY IN BRAZIL (tags)
Brazilian advertising campaign on the benefit of the alcohol in the exterior hides what the industrial of the section make to their employees inside of Brazil.
Labor for Palestine: Response to Defamatory Attacks and Call to Action (tags)
These false assertions come as no surprise. Dishonesty underlies the entire attempt to undermine BDS, and to shore up Israeli apartheid, occupation and oppression.
Mayor Villaraigosa accepts bribes for jobs (tags)
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed Ed Boks as the Director of Animal Services even though Boks had been fired from his two previous jobs for poor performance. After many, many mistakes and costly lawsuits the Mayor continued to stand by his appointment. Ultimately City Council made a motion of "no confidence" in Ed Boks' leadership in 2009 and demanded that he be fired. Finally Boks was forced to resign. Why did the Mayor appoint Ed Boks, a man with no college education and a bad track record? It seems a local billionaire offered Villaraigosa $10,000,000 if he would hire Boks, and the Mayor accepted.
Honduras State Employees Forced to Attend Santos Campaign Rally (tags)
"On Saturday November 28 military soldiers raided the offices of small business collective RED-COMAL in Siguatepeque, Comayagua, a city approximately 2 hours north from the capital. The Police Commissioner issued a search warrant 15 minutes after the raid began with the purpose of looking for weapons, posters and any documents that call on the population not to vote. Ricardo Bueso, speaking to Radiodelosmenos.org, reported that the military and police stole four laptops along with money from some of the organization’s sales The National Front Against the Coup d'Etat has called on its participants to remain indoors in a "voluntary curfew" in noncooperation with the fraudulent vote. Should any incidents of violence occur today it won't be from the Resistance, but, rather, the result of the regime's own provocateurs. National presidential candidate Carlos H. Reyes withdrew from the ballot last month, as did many Congressional candidates and one major-party vice presidential candidate: Santos' own running mate on the Liberal Party line is among those who reject this fraudulent process as illegitimate."
Some Organizers Protest Their Union’s Tactics (tags)
Ms. Rivera said her supervisors at Unite Here, the hotel and restaurant workers’ union, repeatedly pressed her to reveal highly personal information, getting her to divulge that her father had sexually abused her.
Funding Sweatshops Globally (tags)
Brutal labor exploitation
Sweatshop Conditions in US Cities (tags)
vicious labor exploitation
Furlough? Hell No! Cutback? Fight back! UCR Walkout (tags)
In one of the largest campus-based demonstrations in recent memory, UCR students, faculty, and staff joined together to protest tuition hikes and the budget cuts that are prompting furloughs and bad-faith bargaining with UC workers' unions.
Angeles National Forest (tags)
The possibility that the National Parks Service would take over control of the Angeles National Forest is examined in some detail, with rumors and nothing confirmed.
Police File Restraining Order Against U.S. Marine 9/11 Truther (tags)
Pomona CA police have filed a broad restraining order against an anti war activist.
Complaints of Unsanitary Conditions at U.S. Owned Pig Farm in Mexico (tags)
Mexican villagers and employees had complained about pollution, and unsanitary conditions to managers at a pig farm co-owned by U.S. company
Harvard Law School Professor Employee Free Choice Compromise Don't Work! (tags)
Professor Benjamin Sachs Harvard Law School on the Employee Free Choice Act: To address the labor-business impasse, I suggest two alternatives to card check and for changing the Employee Free Choice Act.
Employee Free Choice Act Compromise No Compromise at All (tags)
Employee Free Choice Act ( EFCA) The Real Truth is Employers Don't want a Compromise they Just WantTo STEP on Workers RIGHTS - NO Compromise on the Employee Free Choice Act!
The First Phase Needed in Passing the Employee Free Choice Act is to Overturn the NLRB (tags)
Card Check Ruling on Dana-Metaldyne.
Asbestos Violations – Every Worker Counts, and It’s About Time! (tags)
A new Federal OSHA rule embodies the spirit of the new Obama administration which we hope will return OSHA to a focus on protecting the health and safety of workers.
No press freedom in Israel or Egypt (tags)
Israel is not a democratic state.
The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Continues to Spread More Lies about the EFCA (tags)
The 500-member Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) today released a letter it delivered to every member of the 111th Congress.
Myth vs. Reality: The REALITY is the Employee Free Choice Act Helps American Workers (tags)
As more and more working Americans struggle to make ends meet, the ability to form a union is key to the economic stability, health, and well-being of American families. Union workers’ median weekly earnings are 30 percent higher than those of non-union workers, union workers are 63 percent more likely to have employer-sponsored health insurance, and union workers are 77 percent more likely to have short-term disability benefits. According to a recent poll, nearly 60 percent of Americans would join a union if they could. (AFL-CIO, “The Union Difference: Union Advantage by the Numbers.”)
Employee Free Choice Act NOW! (tags)
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is legislation in the United States which aims to "amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes."Under current labor law.
Gov. Schwarzenneger declares war on California workers (tags)
California's Gov. Schwarzenegger has launched a full-scale attack on state workers. Two public employee unions are suing California’s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to stop a scheme imposing two unpaid days off per month as a cost-cutting measure. (Associated Press, Dec. 22, 2008) The state government is slashing health services and education programs. Under Schwarzenegger’s plan, University of California, California State University and state community colleges will be forced to lay off workers and make other employees accept unpaid furlough days. (Los Angeles Times, Dec. 20, 2008)
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) NOW (tags)
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is legislation in the United States which aims to "amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes.
The crisis hits the auto industry (tags)
A didactic drama about jobs
California workers express concerns about Rite Aid management at shareholder meeting (tags)
On December 2, a representative from Lancaster, CA met with Rite Aid CEO Mary Sammons at a special shareholder meeting in New York City.
Wal*mart Worker Trampled to Death by Shopper Stampede (tags)
11/28 - Valley Stream, NY - A 34 year old Wal-mart worker was trampled to death by a stampede of Wal-mart shoppers rushing to get inside the door. Nobody bothered to help or call out an alarm as Jdimytai Damour was being crushed by hundereds of feet, the herd of human shoppers was too busy looking for a "good deal", so they all became murderers..
Healthcare/Financial Reform (tags)
Healthcare Reform = The "Bailout" We ALL Need
hHe's Back: Israeli Terrorist Mass Murderer And Businessman Dominik Suter Applies (tags)
Dominik Suter, the mysterious figure behind the 9-11 dancing Israelis...is back
U.S. Fraud Corruption Kickbacks Abuse and Waste Worst in U.S. History (tags)
Almost 9 billion in cash simply vanished with no trace. What happened to all that cash? No one seems to know. There was not even so much as an investigation in to where it went.
LA IATSE 44 Tops Cover Up In Downey Studio Worker Contamination-Local Pays $775,000 In (tags)
Theatrical Stage Employees that developed long term, debilitating illnesses while working at Downey Studios This Section is about The Theatrical Stage Employees that have become Injured or Profoundly Ill while working on location at Downey Landing's Downey Studios in Downey, California. In this section you will be able to review a great deal of the material, including having the opportunity to view medical documentation. LA IATSE 44 Tops Cover Up In Downey Studio Worker Contamination-Local Pays $775,000 In Cover-up Deal
Laguna Beach Contractor Sued By State For Employee Rip-off (tags)
According to the AG “Interwall employed a sophisticated and heartless scheme, involving multiple businesses, to cheat its employees out of overtime and mandatory break periods
Arizona treats Mexicans like Nazi Germany treated Jews (tags)
Arizona treats Mexicans like Nazi Germany treated the Jews
Heath Insurance Bill Puts Poor at Risk (tags)
I got this in my email. The latest health care law is likely to pass, because progressive health care supporters are split on the issue. Unions are split on it. Political energy for real universal health care is being lost. This bill is similar to the one offered by the governor, but because it's sponsored by Speaker Nunez, the dealmakers have managed to get more liberal support for it. Working class and poor people need to organize to demand protections from the gaps in this bill.
LA School District Not Paying Salaries (tags)
For 11 months now, some 48,000 to 78,000 employees of the Los Angeles School District have not been paid due to computer problems. This is sufficient grounds for a strike, despite the lies of the school district. The school district has breached the labor contract with the teachers and all other school employees and thus all the labor contracts have ended, making a strike legal.
Workers' Rights Violated by One of L.A.'s Largest Real Estate Developers (tags)
Lawsuit Filed Against Thomas Gilmore and Associates
Building Bridges Radio:Immigration Debate and Day Care Union Busting in NYC (tags)
WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
Animal Activist NOT GUILTY (tags)
Media Alert! (Here's some accurate information regarding recent raids and repression against AR activists)
Inverted Values (tags)
An Australian corporate director who FAILED to perform was recently relieved of his position; he nevertheless was able to walk with a $30 million severance package. This case is not uncommon, directors who fail to perform ensure they win regardless of other factors. Public companies are milk cows for these unscrupulous types.
Lets pretend the mythical wall will work, which it wont! (tags)
If they every build the mythical wall, and the mythical wall works, which it won't this will be the way to sneak drugs and people into the USA.
Gov't workers got fake degrees (tags)
SPOKANE, Wash. - At least 135 federal employees, including a White House staff member and National Security Agency employees, bought bogus online college degrees from a diploma mill, a lawyer in the case against the mill operators said.
UGSOA-Court Halts UGSOA Union Officials’ Attempt to Undermine Florida’s Right to Work Law. (tags)
Union hierarchy unlawfully threatened to have Tampa Federal Courthouse security officers fired for refusal to pay union dues
Another lame ass federal government program to steal from us??? (tags)
Securitas Security Professionals Working at Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant Vote SPFPA YES (tags)
Securitas tries to underhandedly have trainees vote in this election to undermine the vote in favor of them!
Wow!!! A special type of arrest and on the spot plea bargin for gov employees (tags)
Wow!!!! A special type of arrest and on the spot plea bargin that allows government employees guilty of crimes to get a slap on the wrist with out being arrested or charged with a crime
Break the Neoliberal Hegemony! (tags)
This call to a new LEFT party in Germany could give hope to all who yearn for social justice and structural/systemic corrections. While corporate profits and assets incomes set new records, wages, unemployment benefits and pensions are cut.
When Liberal Non-Profits Exploit: LA Workers Are Fighting For Their Rights (tags)
Los Angeles, California--In 2002, the Fund for Public Interest Research (FFPIR) closed one of its LA offices. Management gave no reason for the abrupt closure, but employees alleged in an LA Weekly article that the office had been shut down because they filed a petition to organize a union.
In April of 2006, the Fund closed another city office, almost a year after workers successfully won their own union election through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). That time management told employees it was because of a failure to hire new administration officials, but union members say the company refused to negotiate and even retaliated against them with hiring freezes and bogus terminations.
Now there is one organized office remaining in LA, and it’s struggling to exist amid an eight month hiring freeze and claims that the company is outsourcing work and defrauding employees.
For united labor defense of the Chevy's Fresh-Mex workers! (tags)
Solidarity action is urgently needed for the workers at the Tracy, California "Chevy's Fresh Mex" restaurant, who were illegaly fired on May 2 in retaliation for their participation in the May 1 strike and demonstration in Stockton, CA.
The End of Security (tags)
The state has a social nature and isn't only a security and power state. If the state is reduced to a trough or waterboy for capital, the class compromise is dissolved and justice becomes an abstraction. Neoliberal myths legitimate the growing precariousness
Liberal Hypocrits (tags)
Throwing The Book At Liberal Hypocrisy
Dodge City, Ks.: Workers won't face penalties for protests at Excel plant (tags)
Workers won't face penalties for protests at Excel plant GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Several hundred workers briefly walked off the job at a Dodge City meatpacking plant Tuesday after company officials disciplined employees for missing work to protest proposed federal immigration laws a day earlier, union leaders said.
Labor Rights Activists Picket in Garment District (tags)
LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2006 – The colorful Santee Alley in the downtown fashion district where small storeowners compete for business and shoppers hunt for bargains is always a lively scene on weekends. But, this weekend it got a little more lively as activists for workers rights picketed one of the small shops on Santee Alley.
RACISM AT ELI LILLY (tags)
Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Democrats target illegal immigration (tags)
Measure would hold employers accountable...impose fines and possible jail time for corporate leaders
UGSOA is Losing Members by The Hundreds - 387 in Less Then 2 Months (tags)
What's going on at UGSOA ? It seems President Jim Vissar is once again trying to deceive the members into thinking that the UGSOA International union is financially sound, when it reported Total Net Assets of Just $56,969 dollars or .17 cents per member. This Financially Broke Storefront Union is in Serious Trouble.
Competition is not a Natural Law (tags)
Instead of working out and overcoming the causal problems, people put a veil of the fun society over the whole-as in the times of Rome..Ideologues elevate the principle of competition into a natural law to immunize the market econmy from all criticism.
Hilton Workers Fight for a Better Future (tags)
After just over a year of secret underground organizing, workers at downtown Glendale Hilton hotel make their campaign for better working conditions and union recognition public.
What's Left? Freedom to Dream? (tags)
A new ruling by the NLRB strips workers of the right to hang out and talk with fellow workers even during coffee breaks or off the job entirely. Welcome to the new feudalism. -------------
Sex Discrimination Suit Filed Against Pacifica Station KPFA (tags)
Sex Discrimination Suit Filed Against KPFA > > Community radio station KPFA was served on Monday with a lawsuit filed by Noelle Hanrahan, former producer and co-host of Flashpoints, the station’s drive-time public affairs broadcast. Also named in the complaint are Pacifica Foundation, Flashpoints executive producer Dennis Bernstein, and ex-general manager, Jim Bennett. > > Among the charges in the complaint are sexual harassment and sex discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Wed. 5/25: Thousands of Teachers, Parents, Students Rally to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)
WHAT: The Los Angeles rally is timed to coincide with another huge rally at the Capitol in Sacramento protests Governor Schwazenegger's broken promises tp to schools, his attacks on working people and his special election petition campaign that would waste $80 millon. There will be a special tribute to labor leader Miguel Contreras, who past away earlier this month. WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (6th and Olive St.)
Pensions hijacked: Bankruptcy scam rips off 119,000 United workers (tags)
CHICAGO — “You might see me coming down the aisle 20 years from now with my walker,” said flight attendant Melissa Madden. Faced with the slashing of their pensions to the tune of $6.6 billion, she and other United Airlines flight attendants here warn that if United gets away with using bankruptcy to dump its pension obligations, the nation’s entire defined-benefit pension system — and the futures of the 44 million workers it covers — could come tumbling down. Retirement for American workers could become a thing of the past.
Wednes. May 25: LA Mass Mobilization to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)
WHAT: Action Day Wednesday, May 25 Mobilization in Los Angeles Action to coincide with a mass demonstration at the Capitol in Sacramento to stop the Governor Schwazenegger and his special election petition campaign that would ruin public education. WHEN: May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (5th and Olive St.)
Longer Tours Take Their Toll On Reservist, Guard Employers (tags)
A story about the extended duty of reservists and the affects on companies.
Dashing Mayor to the Rescue (tags)
San Francisco hotel workers strike heading in the wrong direction as millionaire mayor gets involved
Too good to be true: Look out for quick-cash jobs [USC Student Newspaper Article] (tags)
Students who stumble upon "dream" jobs such as envelope stuffing or knife selling, often end up with lost time and money.
Hotel workers to vote on strike in SF (tags)
Union employees at 14 major downtown San Francisco hotels, currently engaged in difficult contract talks, said Thursday they will vote Sept. 14 on whether to authorize a strike.
Building Bridges Radio:Columbia Grad Employees Strike & N.Y.U Adjuncts Protest (tags)
BUILDING BRIDGES RADIO PRESENTS THIS 28 MINUTE RADIO PROGRAM. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA. LINK
Los Angeles Critical Mass Rides Through Vons (tags)
While the corporations refuse to back down, autonomous actions by small groups are becoming more and more necessary.
Vons Strike Continues -- Pacific Coast Highway (tags)
On January 16, employees on strike from Vons and Ralphs were picketing in front of the Vons on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades.
Be sure to check out all the photos from this story! They are posted on Indybay.org.
225 UGSOA Members are Voting to Stop Dues Payments to UGSOA (tags)
225 LOCAL 52 UGSOA MEMBERS WILL SOON VOTE TO STOP THE PAYMENT OF DUES TO UGSOA PRESIDENT JIM (THE RAT ) VISSAR
Two Million More Jobs Headed To India (tags)
"...according to a report by consultants Deloitte Research, two million of the 13 million jobs in financial services will move from the West to India in the next five years."
Students Back Albertsons Union Strikers (tags)
UC Irvine Students supports the Grocery Store Employees of Albertson http://www.newu.uci.edu/article.php?id=525
Tell Alhambra to Support the Strikers (tags)
Support strikers in the SGV. There's a resolution up at the Alhambra City Council tonight that needs your bodily support.
Bush Got $500,000 From Companies (tags)
Updates on Los Angeles Supermarket Workers' Strike! (tags)
The Role of Women & Asian Pacific Islanders In This Important Labor Struggle By: Lee Siu Hin October 25, 2003 Photo: Diana Truong-Davis Picket capitan from Vons supermarket, with CA assembly women Judy Chu during the Ahmabra Von's Supermarket rally, organized by APALA and CA assembly women Judy Chu on Oct 23.
ANSWER LA Wants You to Support Striking and Locked Out Grocery Workers (tags)
Join ANSWER LA's COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT to SUPPORT LABOR (CAPSL)!
Wal-Mart's benefits come under fire (tags)
Sally Lieber, D-San Jose, points to Wal-Mart employee hand-outs about social services like Medicaid, food stamps and temporary assistance as proof that the retailer uses state and federal tax dollars to supplement "poverty" level wages and benefits.
DONT SHOP AT RALPHS, VONS, OR ALBERTSONS UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER! (tags)
SEIU is Getting even with a Senator (tags)
The state should investigate Tony Corcoran's claim that his union employer SEIU punished him for pension reforms 10/10/03
SEIU DISCRIMINATES AGAINST ITS OWN EMPLOYEES (tags)
WE FOUGHT BACK AGAINST SEIU AND WON... OTHER SEIU EMPLOYEES HAVE FILED THEIR LAWSUITS WITH ATTORNEY JOHN W. BILLHORN 773- 404-1710.
SEIU DISCRIMINATES AGAINST ITS OWN EMPLOYEES (tags)
WE FOUGHT BACK AGAINST SEIU AND WON... OTHER SEIU EMPLOYEES HAVE FILED THEIR LAWSUITS WITH ATTORNEY JOHN W. BILLHORN 773- 404-1710.
BTL:Union Victory at Yale Has Broader Significance for Labor Movement (tags)
Interview with John Wilhelm, president of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
10,000 marchers back Yale strikers (tags)
New Haven police arrest 100 NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Downtown New Haven came to a standstill Sept. 13 as the nation’s labor movement turned out more than 10,000 union members from the Northeast and as far away as Nevada and Florida in support of striking university and hospital workers at Yale University.
Long Beach City Manager Attacks Union Before Captive Audience of Library Employees (tags)
Long Beach bureaucrats show up at meeting of library employees, tell them they have to rescind small payraise City agreed to in contract because "the people" demand it.
SPFPA LEADS BATTLE TO PROTECT SECURITY UNIONS and MEMBERS (tags)
SEIU IS NOW RAIDING SECURITY UNIONS ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
SPFPA LEADS BATTLE TO PROTECT SECURITY UNIONS AND ITS MEMBERS (tags)
SEIU IS NOW RAIDING SECURITY UNIONS ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
SEIU IS NOW RAIDING SECURITY UNIONS ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES (tags)
SPFPA LEADS BATTLE TO PROTECT SECURITY UNIONS and MEMBERS!
Latin america: WEEKLY NEWS FROM THE RESISTANCE (tags)
This is an article about resistance in several neighborhoods of many latin american countries: the way they get active in the community and how they are evolving and making difference in their lives in a self-organized way.
...Section 1102 of the (CA) State Labor Code, [ ] unambiguously prohibits employers from interfering with the political activity of their employees.
SPFPA Defeats SEIU in Battle to Represent 450 Seattle Security Professionals (tags)
Court orders SEIU to PAY BACK DUES and FEES to over 450 officers. SPFPA is now named the Legal represenative of these officers.
SEIU FOUND GUILTY of VIOLATING SECURITY OFFICERS RIGHTS (tags)
Court orders SEIU to PAY BACK DUES and FEES to over 450 officers. SPFPA is now named the Legal represenative of these officers.
Mossad & Moving Companies - Masterminds Of Global Terrorism? (tags)
On September 11, five employees of Jewish owned Urban Moving Company were detained as a result of witness accounts that they were taking pictures of the flaming ruins of the World Trade Center and celebrating!
Whole Food's Vote to Unionize Upsets Libertarian Founder (tags)
Whole Foods union problems erupted in 1990, when they took over a failed co-op in Berkeley, CA. Founder John Mackey believed that union demands sunk the co-op, so he refused to hire its employees -- an unpopular move in leftist Berkeley.
Exploto Mi Cultura! (tags)
Ownership of Espresso Mi Cultura coffee house practices censorship and refuses a workers right to unite for a better working enviroment!
Arizona Attorney Alleges Conspiracy Between IRS and Justice Department (tags)
An Arizona attorney alleges that there is a criminal conspiracy between employees of the IRS and the Justice Department to allow big-time promoters of tax schemes to remain in business so that they have more common Americans to go after.
The Bush Outrage(s) of the Month list (tags)
(see related story below) As part of its campaign to put a four-year limit on George W. Bush’s tenure at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the AFL-CIO has drawn up what might be called the “Outrage of the Month” list of attacks against working people by the Bush administration since taking office in January 2001.
MASSIVE ANTI-WAR MARCH IN EAST L.A. (tags)
Sunday, March 9, 2003 at 10 am Join thousands of people in the Chicano/Mexicano/Latino community, to demand: No Blood for Oil - No Racist War!
Covert Operations Against Political Targets (tags)
Could the Los Angeles Times be in bed with corrupt County employees?
Update - Pomona RNs demand Union recognition (tags)
Update: Last September the nursing staff at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center held a union election and won by 120 votes! Management filed frivolous election objections....
Picket with Long Beach Postal Workers this Friday! (tags)
This Friday (Feb 7) at 4pm on the corner of Spring and Bellflower in Long Beach!!!
Wal-Mart – the nation’s worst workplace bully (tags)
With $7 billion in profits squeezed from the labor of one million workers at 3,250 stores across the country last year, Wal-Mart deserves its reputation as the nation’s worst “workplace bully.”
Asylum Program Victim Fund (tags)
The INS systematically terminated qualified and dedicated employees because they acted independently in accordance with the law. We need help to expose their crimes. Pretexts were used to falsely accuse us of disrespect and insubordination and threaten or impose suspensions. We have had systematically had false and materially misleading data placed in our files. The effect was to try to deprive us of necessary secret clearances. Others were treated even worse, physically abused and humiliated publicly. We need funds to fight back!!!
Workplace Abuses at Lufthansa (tags)
"Lufthansa Unbalanced" Web Site Exposes Conflict Between Socially Responsible Image and Treatment of U.S. Workforce, says Airline Catering Union
National security, or war on workers? (tags)
OAKLAND, Calif. – Like many Filipinos living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Erlinda Valencia found a job at the airport, screening carry-on bags for passengers. She worked for Argenbright Security for 14 years, most of that time at a minimum-wage job, barely able to support her family.
Main St. goes to Wall St. (tags)
NEW YORK – Workers chanting, “Who’s city? Our city!” rallied here outside the New York Stock Exchange with laid-off workers from WorldCom, Enron and Arthur Andersen to tell Corporate America, “No more business as usual!”
Ralph Nader on Donahue tonight (tags)
with molly ivins
"Buy Back the Government" Telethon(hosted by Critical Resistance) (tags)
For just $2.3 million, the people of the state of California can buy back the government from the pro-prison/anti-education lobby. Join us in an informative day of fund raising to "Buy Back the Government", and find out how you too can have Governor Davis in your back pocket.
"DEMOCRACY FROM THE NECK DOWN" IN THE H.E.R.E. (tags)
STACKED DECK..."democracy from the neck down" and low wage corporate unionism in the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union
McDonalds Workers organising in the US (tags)
The slaves strike back!
UNION BUSTING! In the Fund for Public Interest (tags)
One of the largest progressive non profits in the nation, is attempting to silence workers who tried to oganize a labor union!
Neither Privatization nor Nationalization but Direct Democracy (tags)
Instead of a Privatized or Nationalized economy strive to establish a Direct Democray where ALL citizens decide policies of the State, and economy, ALL employees decide policies of their place of work, and ALL students & Staff decide policies of their site of education.
UCSD Official Statement on their INS Investigation (tags)
UCSD has contacted the Justice Department pertaining to immigration control violations.
8/31 Letter to UTU leadership from the Bus Riders Union (tags)
While the corporate media try to pit the MTA's striking drivers against bus passengers, this pre-strike letter of support for the strike from the Bus Rider's union provides a needed dose of reality about the actual issues--and villians--involved.