Posts Tagged: Labor Unions

Uncovering California Labor

Uncovering California Labor

Posted September 1, 2016 by

American labor unions are often associated with New York City garment workers or West Virginia coal miners, but California has a rich labor history. Fred Glass’ brilliant new book, From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement,
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Glazer Sends Message to Democrats

Glazer Sends Message to Democrats

Posted May 21, 2015 by

Corporate and Republican-backed Steve Glazer easily won Tuesday’s East Bay D7 State Senate race, defeating union-backed Assemblymember Susan Bonilla by a 54-46% margin. A registered Democrat, Glazer rode to victory on a Scott Walker-type campaign of bashing public employee unions,
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Tony Mazzocchi’s Spirit Haunts Big Oil Again

Tony Mazzocchi’s Spirit Haunts Big Oil Again

Posted February 4, 2015 by

Twelve years ago, America’s leading advocate of occupational health and environmental safety succumbed to pancreatic cancer. In the U.S., where the influence of organized labor has long been contracting, the death of a former trade union official is often little
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Guest Viewpoint: ‘Friends of Labor’ Politicians Weaken CA Job Safety

Can SEIU Unionize Fast Food Workers?

Can SEIU Unionize Fast Food Workers?

Posted July 29, 2014 by

SEIU is again being depicted as the agent for reviving the nation’s labor movement.After funding a national convention of fast food workers last weekend, SEIU is credited for framing the fast-food movement as “an economic justice movement comparable to the
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