Walmart pays the lowest wages, forces employees to work irregular schedules, and intimidates and retaliates against workers who fight back. So on 23 November 2012, workers held a one day strike. Strikers celebrated with music, dancing and food. The Bay Area community mobilized to support the workers and tell Walmart that everyone deserves respect.
Corporations are killing public education right before your eyes. The Regents of the University of California are not elected, but appointed. Most are heads of major corporations and represent the interests of those corporations, not of the students or of the state of California. While claiming that the university has no money, Regents waste untold millions on pet construction projects that only line the pockets of their corporate cronies. On [...]
San Francisco Occupiers celebrated Occupy’s one year anniversary with multiple actions, then converging in the downtown area for a march and rally. In front of Wells Fargo Bank, they symbolically tore up their mortgage and student loan debts and painted a large work of art on the pavement.
Happy May Day! Golden Gate Ferry workers have given concession after concession, but management wanted even more. So, on 1 May 2012, Occupy SF joined the strikers at Golden Gate Ferry to strike against the loss of benefits for the workers.
Occupy responds to ILWU & EGT tentative agreement for Longview Occupations will continue to mobilize until the agreement is finalized by ILWU membership. Occupy protesters and members of labor are still poised to converge on Longview, despite news of a temporary agreement offered to the longshoremen of ILWU Local 21, who have been mired in a 6-month long battle with multinational grain holding company, EGT. Occupiers say news of the [...]