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Landmark UAW International Ruling Rejects Local BDS Resolution (tags)

BDS resolution defeated by bUAW international Union

Queer Democrats Make Defeating Prop. 32 a Priority (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality voted August 23 to make defeating Proposition 32 a priority race in the November 6 election. Proposition 32 is an effort to destroy the ability of organized labor to raise money for political campaigns, and it's being sold deceptively as a campaign finance reform measure even though its principal sponsors are multi-million dollar donors to Republican candidates and super-PAC's. On the eve of Women's Equality Day, the club also heard from professors Dr. Sue Gonda and Carla Kirkwood on the history of women's struggles for equality and their links to the Queer rights movement.

Will Johnson: Occupy Activist Says Movement's Alive & Well (tags)

According to Occupy San Diego activist Will Johnson, the movement is alive and well. It may no longer be running law-defying occupations in prominent public places, but it's still working out ways to challenge the vast and increasing inequality in the distribution of wealth and income in the U.S.

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.

FCGOA Defeats UGSOA Once Again 70 to 23 in a Humiliating Defeat at the DOJ (tags)

A Strong Labor Union requires that it's members understand that the Union is theirs and that the Union leadership be attuned to the desires of the members. Obviously UGSOA President Desiree Sullivan doesn't understand this...BUT FCGOA Does. That's Why the 340 Officers Working at both The Department of Justice DOJ and ICE Headquarters Voted for FCGOA.

Over 300 UGSOA Officers Working at The DOJ and ICE Facilites are Revolting Against UGSOA (tags)

The revolt by these 300 UGSOA members to join FCGOA is just the tip of the iceberg as Hundreds of UGSOA all Over the Country are Signing up with FCGOA.

UGSOA Special Guest Speaker Caleb Gray-Burriss Charged with 4 Counts of Mail Fraud (tags)

Caleb Gray-Burriss who was indicted on June 30, 2010 was a Special Guest Speaker at the Constitutional Convention for the United Government Security Officers of America International Union UGSOA as reported by media reports and Eye on UGSOA

UGSOA President James Carney JUMPS SHIP. FCGOA is Ready to Take The Helm. (tags)

Federal Contract Guards of America FCGOA President Guy James stated "FCGOA is ready and able to represent the many UGSOA Security Police Professionals who wish to leave the United Government Security Officers of America UGSOA to join our organization FCGOA"

Queer Democrats’ Surprising Lieutenant Governor Endorsement (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club made a surprising choice in the June 8 Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom became a nationwide hero to the Queer community in February 2004 when he unilaterally ordered city officials to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the club rejected him in favor of Los Angeles City Councilmember Janice Hahn. Members’ concerns about Newsom included his less than progressive stands on economic issues, his notoriously messy personal life, his potentially rocky relationship with presumed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown, and the risks of going into a statewide election with two white men at the top of the ticket against likely Republican nominees Meg Whitman for governor and Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor.

Nuclear Power Plants Vulnerable to Attack, Former CIA Officer Says (tags)

One of the biggest problems is the fact that the union who presently represents these nuclear security officers the United Government Security Officers of America UGSOA has failed to negotiate for better wages, benefits and a higher standard of training for these nuclear security officers stated FCGOA President Guy James.

FCGOA Pres calls For Tougher Background Checks after Terror Suspect Infiltrated. Nuke Site (tags)

Guy James President of The International Union, Federal Contract Guards of America stated that “we must always be on the alert at nuclear facilities, federal buildings , airports and other high profile buildings where terrorist groups like Al-Qaida continue to target our infrastructure. The question we face each and everyday is not if a terrorist attack like 9/11 will happen again but when will it happen. That’s why our union FCGOA continues to call on our legislatures to strengthen stiffer background checks better training standards and a higher standard of qualifications of all private security companies and security guards / security police professionals throughout the country”.

Use of Private Federal Contract Security Guards at Gov Buildings Comes Under Scrutiny. (tags)

Federal Contract Guards of America FCGOA disagrees. The problem is not that these contract guards need to be federalized, the problem is better training". "There really are no federal standards for security guards," said James. "These individuals should be trained at the federal level since they are the first line of defense against a terrorist attack, just like federal police officers," he said.

Over 300 Homeless People Expected to Participate: Informational Picketing @ Rivers Casino (tags)

Ed Fasulo, President and COO of Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Explain To Me, Your Customers, Your Workers and the Rest of the Pittsburgh Community on HOW The Workers at RIVERS CASINO Can Afford to Support Their Families on Poverty Wages Ranging From $8.00 to $9.50 Per Hour?

UGSOA May LOSE Over 850 Members as Their Members Revolt by the Hundreds (tags)

What's Going on at the United Government Security Officers of America UGSOA? Why are hundreds of UGSOA Members Filing Decertification Election Petitions to get rid of UGSOA in recent weeks?

Rivers Casino's Union Busting FEAR Tactics (tags)

Did Rivers Casino Security Officers vote against unionization or did they Fall Victim to Jackson & Lewis Union-Busting FEAR and Intimidation Tactics?

Rivers Casino Supervisor Physically Assaults Casino Security Officer during Union Campaign (tags)

Rivers Casino nightshift supervisor John Kovach had demanded that the 22 plus casino security professionals working on that shift remove their SPFPA Union RESPECT pins from their jackets. When they refused their supervisor John Kovach then Physically Assaulted at least one of the officers by Physically Removing his SPFPA RESPECT Button from his jacket.

Its Time for A Change at UGSOA. Hough For UGSOA President 2010 (tags)

Its Time The UGSOA Executive Board is Fairly Represented by People of Color!

Queer Democrats Can’t Agree on Marriage Strategy (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club discussed whether to seek the repeal of Proposition 8 in 2010 or 2012 at its regular meeting September 24 — and turned out to be as divided on that topic as the rest of California’s Queer community. The two major statewide Queer organizations, Equality California and the Courage Campaign, have taken totally different tacks on the issue. The Courage Campaign not only favors 2010 but is already organizing for the earlier date, while Equality California’s leaders are convinced that 2010 is premature. Both the club’s invited panelists and its own members differed widely on whether to go in 2010 or 2012, and both proposals for the club to take action on the issue were voted down by wide margins.

Marriage Equality Follies (tags)

The split between California's two leading statewide Queer equality groups, the Courage Campaign and Equality California, over whether to seek the repeal of the anti-marriage Proposition 8 in 2010 or 2012 is criminally stupid and a disaster for the Queer community. The Courage Campaign is energetically moving to create “facts on the ground” to force the rest of the community to join it in a premature push for a 2010 ballot initiative that will almost certainly lose. A later initiative would give the community more time to organize and build support — but a unified effort for 2010 would be better than a continued division that might produce not one, but two, losing initiative campaigns.

Fletcher Rallies Progressive Crowd to Fight the Right (tags)

The leaflet advertising author and former labor educator Bill Fletcher's talk September 13 in Balboa Park promised a considerably more optimistic speech than the one he actually gave. Stunned by the mass demonstration in Washington, D.C. by radical-Right opponents of President Obama's supposedly "socialist" agenda, Fletcher gave a strongly worded warning to his Leftist audience that unless the American Left organizes now, not only to fight the Right but to appeal to the hearts and minds of ordinary Americans, the movement he called "Right-wing populism" — talk radio, Fox news, the "teabag" protests and the thug-like disruption of Congressmembers' town-hall meetings on health reform — will sweep the country and consign all progressive movements and any part of distributive justice and a social-welfare state to oblivion.

Queer Democrats Celebrate Women’s Equality Day (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club celebrated Women’s Equality Day August 27 with a program featuring the club’s women’s caucus chair Kate Lyon, California NOW president Patty Bellasalma, Congressional candidate Francine Busby and Assemblymember Lori Saldaña discussing the history of feminist activism in the U.S. and the continuing difficulty of electing women to public office. The club members also considered an initiative to impose term limits on the members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, but decided to delay taking a position on that for a month.

SPFPA Union Security Police Officer Shot at The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (tags)

The security police professionals working at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum are members of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) The Largest Oldest and Fastest Growing 9 (b)(3) union in the world today.

California Apocalypse (tags)

Though a lot of so-called “progressives” voted no on the ballot measures on California’s May 19 special election ballot, the overwhelming defeat of these legislative compromises aimed at a short-term solution to California's budget problems has been a boon for the radical Right. For 43 years, ever since they elected Ronald Reagan as governor in 1966 and passed Proposition 13 in 1978, a cadre of radical-Right Republicans have been seeking to destroy the financial basis of California's government and thereby force the elimination of virtually all social welfare programs as well as scorched-earth cuts in education and health care. Now they’ve got their wish: after the budget dust settles, California will now no longer be in the business of helping working-class and lower-income people, and will instead be a low-tax,corporate-privilege Libertarian haven.

Newt Gingrich Threatens Employee Free Choice EFCA BLOGGER on Twitter abuse (tags)

Newt Gingrich and Saul Anuzis allege @EFCANOW has committed Twitter fraud, and are complaining to Twitter about the users on the site and demanding a response--or else.

Yes on 1A Through 1F May 19 (tags)

California's latest state budget deal requires passage of Propositions 1A through 1F on the May 19 special-election ballot. Though the measures have flaws, progressives need to unite behind them because their defeat will be a tremendous political victory for the anti-government, anti-human radical Right and will require even more desperate cutbacks in state education, health care and social service funding than their passage.

Queer Democrats Hear from Labor on Employee Free Choice Act (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club heard from Carlos Marquez, chair of the local chapter of Pride @ Work, at its regular meeting April 23. He presented a campaign called http://www.SharedAgenda.org, aimed at building grassroots support for two proposed pieces of federal legislation: the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which will make it easier for workers to form unions; and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which will ban discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Open Letter to All Republican Senators on a Possible Employee Free Choice Act Compromise (tags)

By using my dual-purpose membership card as a universal card instead of using the current language under the present S.560 bill, there is no question anymore as to whether or not the Employee Free Choice Act 2009 eliminates “Secret Ballot” elections. Under my proposal it would not.

Employee Free Choice Act: Open Letter to All Senators on EFCA Compromise (tags)

Employee Free Choice Act EFCA: write your Letters to Your Senators and Congressmen and tell them we need to pass the Employee Free Choice Act EFCA NOW!

Employee Free Choice Act: Union Organizer Dir. Available For Comment or Debate on the EFCA (tags)

Union Organizer Director / Union Busting Expert with over 30 Years Experience is Available to Comment or Debate opposing opposition on the merits, Facts and Truth of WHY we need the Employee Free Choice Act

Employee Free Choice Act: New Website Reveals The Truth About EFCA (tags)

"This new website www.TheTruthAboutEFCA.Org is an important tool in keeping the public informed and getting them involved in the political process so they can voice their support for this legislation." stated Steve Maritas, Organizing Director for the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) www.SPFPA.ORG

EPCC/CFAOC SUPPORTS UHW-WEST DEMANDS (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and the Coalition of Filipino American organizations of California (CFAOC) wholeheartedly support the united voice of the rank and file workers of the United Health Care Workers -West-UHW who called for a ote for disaffiliation from SEIU International.

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.

SEIU Pres Stern's Key CA Operative Tyrone Freeman Linked To Corruption (tags)

SEIU Pres Andy Stern is seeking to consolidate hundreds of thousands of workers in California and force them into a homecare workers local led by hand picked LA operative Tyrone Freeman. It has now been revealed that Stern's ally is California has been using hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay his family members for video and pr services. The many workers of the local earn around $9.00 an hour

Faith Based Groups Add Their Support to Prominent Union’s Platform for Change (tags)

Faith based organizations from across the country have lent their support to a California union’s fight to keep the labor movement democratic. United Healthcare Workers–West (UHW–West) is involved in a major dispute with its international union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) over member involvement and democracy. The UHW–West Executive Board, led by President Sal Rosselli, recently ratified a Platform for Change that outlines a strategy to build a democratic, member-run union with the mission of truly improving workers’ lives. The faith based groups supporting this effort believe that UHW-West’s platform is the best way to ensure that workers have a real voice in running their unions. “The absence of individual voice leads to a dictatorship, said Archbishop Eric Tan Ong Veloso. “That is the reason we support UHW-West leaders Sal Rosselli and Administrative Vice President Jay Valencia’s principled stand for the union and its members.”

California People’s Organizations Supports SEIU-UHW West Platform For Change (tags)

A number of community organizations and key Asian Pacific Islander leaders in California unanimously thrown their unequivocal support for SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW-West) and its Platform for Change The UHW-West Executive Board representing 150,000 health care workers in California and led by its president Sal Roselli, recently ratified its Platform for Change to express its avowed principles for building a successful international union.

San Diego Hosts Alternative King Day Event (tags)

Though only 30 people attended San Diego's alternative Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative cvelebration January 21, it represented an important challenge to the way King's "official" celebrations have been co-opted by his enemies: the police, the military and the poltiical establishment.

Queer Democrats Fail to Endorse for President (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club failed to endorse a candidate for President after a contentious meeting November 29. On the first ballot, Hillary Clinton received eight votes, John Edwards seven, Barack Obama three, Dennis Kucinich two and 14 club members voted against making an endorsement at all. The club also voted to oppose statewide Proposition 91 on the February ballot, which would block legislators from using gas tax money to balance the state budget.

SPFPA union drive targets casino security guards (tags)

The SPFPA announced Friday that it filed papers this week with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission to begin organizing security officers working at 11 Atlantic City casinos.

Labor Union News (tags)

About Labor Union News-Labor unions have benefited greatly from the communications capabilities provided by the Internet: thousands of sites overflow with a wealth of information regarding news, issues and policies of labor unions both regional and global. I've collected some of these resources here, to serve as a starting point for those doing research on labor unions, looking for a specific group, or simply wanting to learn more about the state of unions today.

SPFPA WINS PRECEDENT SETTING DECISION. SCREENERS WIN THE RIGHT TO UNIONIZE WITH SPFPA! (tags)

“We believed we were right all along. A different outcome would have had an effect on all security professionals throughout the country. We stood our ground and we won!" Steve Maritas, Director of organizing for the country’s biggest union of security police professionals union.

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!

We Are America Alliance (tags)

Newly-Forming "We Are America Alliance" Announces Next Steps to Stop HR 4437 and Press for Real Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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.

SPFPA Fights to Unionize 500 Airport Screeners (tags)

500 KC SCREENERS VOTE TO UNIONIZE WITH SPFPA AFTER 2 YEAR BATTLE

UGSOA Members Vote to Stop the Payment of Dues to UGSOA (tags)

UGSOA are Fighting Back Against UGSOA

Andy Stern and SEIU Offer the Same Worn-Out Policies (tags)

To Many young activists, SEIU is considered the progressive Union. But, in the last analysis, the policies of SEIU's leadership are no different from those of any other AFL-CIO Union. They fail to take on the employers in a serious way and refuse to break politically with the Democratic Party.

Cesar Chavez Walk (tags)

Chavez Vive! La Lucha Sigue!. 2004 Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival Service Employee's International Union, Local 99 AFL-CIO,CLC

[gangbox] LIFE IS CHEAP..BUT CONSTRUCTION DELAYS ARE EXPENSIVE (tags)

LIFE IS CHEAP...BUT CONSTRUCTION DELAYS ARE EXPENSIVE..or, why construction continues to be such a hazardous industry to work in..

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!

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.

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.

SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)

Major SPFPA VICTORY : The Issue is Settled - 1200 Security Professionals VOTE … SPFPA : Fatal Setback for Embattled Phony SEIU Scam Union NUSP !

SPFPA .... Amnerica's Security Union (tags)

Since 9/11 Security Officers from around the Country are joining SPFPA .... America's Union for Security Police Officers

America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)

The International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) have represented security professionals for over 50 years. As a SPFPA Member, you gain:

SEIU are UNION BUSTERS (tags)

SEIU - SF Janitors To Picket Union Hall & Andy Sterns House by Bay Area Workers Democracy Network united@labornet.org (415)861-6810

Union Workers and Supporters Rally at San Diego Union Tribune (tags)

300 plus people gathered in front of the San Diego Union Tribune to rally in support of Union Workers who have been involved in a nine-year struggle with the paper for a decent contract. the paper has responded with dirty tactics and typical union busting techniques.

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