This Labor Day, join us for a week of action to fight for a fair economy and fight for jobs with justice. Working-class people are being left behind in the economic “recovery,” and being pushed out by the development and displacement boom that is transforming our city and our region. We need to take action on multiple fronts and act stronger, together.
Oakland Low Wage/Fast Food Workers Rally (nat’l day of action)
Thursday, August 29th 4pm, AFL-CIO Labor Temple, 8400 Enterprise Way, Oakland
Come support low-wage workers at a rally demanding a living wage and a right to form to a union without retaliation. Across the country, thousands of workers are coming together to call for better pay and workplace respect. RSVP and share on Facebook.
San Francisco Labor Council Annual Pre-Labor Day Breakfast
Friday, August 30th, 8am, SF Hilton, 333 O’Farrell Street, SF
Join the SFLC for it’s annual Pre-Labor Day Breakfast! We’ll hear from Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, our keynote speaker, as well as from Executive Secretary Treasurer of the California Labor Federation Art Pulaski and get updates on worker campaigns. Tickets are $75 each and tables of 10 are $750. RSVP to Emily Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 440-4809. Download the invite here.
Oakland Airport Workers Strike
Friday, August 31st, Rallies at 7am, 12pm and 5pm at Terminal 2
180 Oakland Airport food and retail workers will walk off the job tomorrow morning to protest unfair labor practices by their employer Host International.Come down and join workers from Starbucks, Chili’s, California Pizza Kitchen, and other shops on the picket lines. We will be on strike all day, with rallies at 7am, noon, and 5pm at Terminal 2!
We will be shuttling people from the parking lot of the ILWU Local 6 office at 99 Hegenberger Road before the 7am and 5pm rallies. If you want a ride to the airport, please meet us there by 6:45am or 4:45pm.
“Call the Governor” Action for CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (AB 241)
Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, call the Governor at 916-445-2841
The CA Legislature and Governor Brown have the opportunity to make history by passing and signing the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (AB 241). This Bill would begin to correct a decades-long injustice faced by hundreds of thousands of caregivers, childcare providers and housekeepers in California.
One of the great injustices of our nation’s labor laws is they stop short of protecting the workers who are closest to us — domestic workers who care for our homes, children, and family members. The 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act excluded domestic workers from the most basic labor protections like rest and meal breaks and overtime. In 1976, California began providing these rights to some domestic workers who care for property, but the workers who care for people are still left out.
The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights includes these basic protections, as well as eight hours of uninterrupted sleep (for live-in domestic workers) and access to kitchen facilities. Now is the time to take action and tell Governor Brown that domestic workers are real workers and deserve to be treated as such.
Protest Anthem Blue Cross and Healthcare Corporate Greed
Thursday, Sept. 5th, 2:30pm, 2 Embarcadero Center, Clay and Davis Streets
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made history in the U.S. However, it left insur-ance companies like Anthem in charge of our healthcare system. Just as California is rolling out the ACA, Anthem is raising premiums on small business and refer-ring patients to retail clinics to boost its profits. We need to evict these bad players from our healthcare system and finish the job of health reform by making Health-care a Human Right!
For more info, visit Campaign for a Healthy California website.
Immigrant Rights/Due Process for All Legislation March and Rally
Thursday, Sept. 5th, 4pm, SF City Hall
Immigrant rights are worker rights and human rights. Support legislation that prevents our city from detaining undocumented immigrants under the S-Comm immigration enforcement program. Join immigrant families for a march and rally at San Francisco City Hall.
Bay Area Rally in Support of the Walmart 60 (national day of action)
Thursday, Sept. 5th, 5:30pm, Powell Street BART
Americans believe in speaking up when something’s wrong – and the freedom to act together to make things right.
But when Walmart workers came together to protest Walmart’s attempts to silence workers who spoke out for change, Walmart responded by firing and disciplining more than 60 workers.
For more than a month, we’ve asked the members of Walmart’s Board of Directors to tell Walmart to reinstate the fired workers and remove the disciplinary actions, but they have remained silent.
March with us on Sept 5th and call on Walmart to reinstate and remove disciplinary actions from the Walmart 60!
JwJ Book Release Party and Labor at the Crossroads Forum featuring CWA’s Larry Cohen and the Fast Food Workers Organizing Campaign
Friday, Sept. 6th, 6pm, 518 Valencia Street
Celebrate the release of the new book “Jobs with Justice: 25 Years, 25 Voices!” Our Labor at the Crossroads series will continue with a presentation on labor community coalition building and innovative labor organizing strategies with Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America and local organizers with the fast food workers organizing campaign.
Caring Across Generations Grandparent’s Day Celebration (national day of action)
Sunday, Sept. 8th, 11am-4pm, at Sunday Streets Western Addition, Fillmore and Turk Streets
Join the Bay Area Care Council to celebrate Grandparents Day as part of a Caring Across Generations nationwide day of intergenerational celebration, service and action. On and around this day, thousands of people across the country will celebrate the role grandparents and intergenerational relationships play in our communities and lives. Join us at the Care Council booth at Sunday Streets Western Addition to “Ask a Grandparent,” send a card to your grandparent and find out how to get involved in this visionary campaign to build a caring economy.
For more info, visit the Caring Across Generations website.