Labor & Education

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City College of San Francisco Trial Approaches

Posted October 21, 2014 by Seth Sandronsky

Take the state law on fair competition. Add the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges‘ actions to shut down City College of San Francisco (CCSF). What will these ingredients amount to in a court of law? That will be
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Seattle hotel workers are boycotting a local Hyatt chain to get the owner to agree to a fair union vote. Photo: Rolando Avila

Seattle Boycotts Hyatt while a Boston Boycott Ends

Posted October 2, 2014 by Rolando Avila

Just a few feet away from the dim entrance to the loading zone of the high-rise hotel, a crowd of 150 workers, students, community leaders, and union members has gathered. We’re here to lend support to the Seattle Hyatt hotel
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Move Over Keynes, Make Room for Marx

Posted September 25, 2014 by Carl Finamore

Capitalism is again in the cross hairs of global climate activists. To save the earth, declare young activists, we need earth-shaking change going beyond the narrow constraints of a system that unapologetically prioritizes profits over people. The clock is ticking
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Landmark Sick Leave Law Signed

Posted September 16, 2014 by Seth Sandronsky

On September 10 Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1522 into law. The landmark legislation dramatically expands labor benefits for an estimated 6.5 million private-sector workers (including seasonal, part- and full-time employees), mandating they earn at least three paid sick
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Speaking Out for a Living Wage

Posted August 29, 2014 by Khanh Weinberg

One by one, they lined up and waited for their turn at the microphone.   Santa Clara County is weighing what it can do to help lift the working class of Silicon Valley out of poverty wages and these people had
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Kaiser Spending Premium Dollars to Provoke RN Strike

Posted August 27, 2014 by Chuck Idelson

Kaiser Permanente officials are diverting multiple millions of dollars of patient premiums for registered nurse strikebreakers while failing to respond to patient care concerns raised by the 18,000 Kaiser RNs and Nurse Practitioners who work at 66 Kaiser hospitals and
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Should Schools Ban Hot Dogs?

Posted August 25, 2014 by

A grim story in the news this past week – at a Phoenix elementary school, a 7 year old died after choking on a corn dog in his school lunch. As horrifying as this event must have been for the
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When we don't "see" race and class divisions in our communities, it becomes impossible to see how deep structural inequities play out in the education of the nation's youth. (Image: flickr / cc / cortonflow)

Back To Schools White People Cannot See

Posted August 22, 2014 by Jeff Bryant

As the season for new school openings rolls out, there are reasons for a new consciousness-raising about those schools – the kind of consciousness-raising that can be brought about when there’s a shock to the system like Ferguson, Missouri. Of the
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