Berkeley Bowl Union Vote; Professional Wrestling …

Berkeley Bowl Union Vote; Professional Wrestling …

Posted June 29, 2010 by

To the Editor: Harry Brill makes great points in his article about Berkeley Bowl workers voting to de-certify the union. Shop stewards have to be engaging the workers and the community, leading by example so everyone learns that raising voices
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World Cup Reinforces Racial, Nationalistic Stereotypes

Posted June 28, 2010 by Randy Shaw

The United States is out of the World Cup, but it’s worth recalling how its last minute victory over Algeria last week brought gushing tributes to our nation’s “never say die” spirit. Commentators framed Landon Donovan’s winning goal as a
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Fire Department, “Baby Bonds” Back at City Hall Today

Posted June 28, 2010 by Paul Hogarth

With the Board of Supervisors Budget Committee scheduled to conclude deliberations on June 30th, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White is back at City Hall today. It’s unusual for a department head to come back for a third Committee hearing, but enough
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Union Ousted at Berkeley Bowl: What’s Next?

Posted June 28, 2010 by Harry Brill

The workers at Berkeley Bowl on Oregon Street just voted by 99 to 74 to decertify the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), despite the Union’s record of achieving major gains for the store’s employees. The Union conducted a
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SRO Collaboratives Restored!

Posted June 25, 2010 by Paul Hogarth

Funding for the Mission, Central City, Chinatown and Families SRO Collaboratives is being restored, thanks to an arrangement where the Department of Building Inspection will become their new City contractor. DBI has long provided the bulk of funding for the
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New Report Uncovers Widespread Abuse of Farmworkers

Posted June 25, 2010 by Randy Shaw

July 5 marks the 75th anniversary of the federal National Labor Relations Act, but for reasons I have previously described, the nation’s farmworkers were excluded from the Act’s protections. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is the child of farmworkers, and
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