By Juan Garcia and Florence Oppen, 3/30/16
It seems that unless trustworthy rank & file workers regain control over their union, the Teamster’s union will never be clean. Another scandal broke into the news regarding one of the union’s worst case of bureaucratic management: Rome Aloise, the Northern California Teamster...[:en]Newspaper[:es]Periodico[:]
by Juan Garcia, a Local 2010 Teamster member
As the 2016 calendar year kicks into full swing, Teamster Local 2010 members are already gearing up for a difficult battle once our 5 year contract expires this November 30 2016. The UC, the 3rd largest employer in California, will stand firm on wanting more concessions from our...[:en]Newspaper[:es]Periodico[:]
by Juan Garcia
Last November 19th, 2014, during the first night of the Open Wheeler Occupation at UC Berkeley, we experienced the start of a new phase of the movement against fee hikes & budget cuts. This occupation and movement was a symbolic continuation of a series of walkouts, occupations, and other protests that started...[:en]Newspaper[:es]Periodico[:]
Written by Juan Garcia
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 18:23
When the UC Regents attempted to pass an 81% fee hike in Fall 2011, students and workers launched the Occupy Cal movement in protest. The fee hike ended up being cancelled soon after one of the biggest protests the University of California has ever seen.
Though the UC may not...Podcasts
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In the backdrop of the financial crisis of 2008, we have seen an onslaught against the working class that has taken many forms. One of these forms has been utilization of austerity measures to cut vital programs that...[:en]Newspaper[:es]Periodico[:]
By La Voz; January 28th, 2014
It is true that this past year hasn’t seen huge budget cuts and fee hikes like 2009, a statewide public education movement like 2010, police brutality and the Occupy movement like 2011. There have been no fee hikes since last year, and part of the University budget was restored.
There are some reasons...[:en]Newspaper[:es]Periodico[:]
By Worker's Voice/ La Voz de l@s trabajadores - Bay Area
On November 20th, AFSCME 3299, the union representing over 22,000 patient care and service workers across the University of California and the UC’s largest union, will go on a one day strike, and other campus unions like UAW 2865 (UC Student-Workers Union), & UPTE-CWA 9119 ...Nacional/National
BY HONEST CHUNG, Re-posted from the Latino-Asian Dialectic Blog
It was just announced that Janet Napolitano would resign her position as the chief of Homeland Security in order to accept a job as UC President. At first glance the first response would be to ask what in the hell does someone whose past job involved mass...