Strike

29 Sep 2021

Giants’ Concession Workers Win $7/Hour Pay Raise After Strike Threat

It would have been awfully damned awkward rooting for the San Francisco Giants in the upcoming playoffs knowing that their concession workers were on strike. Like, is watching the game on TV technically crossing the picket line? How ashamed would we be if images of picketing workers were also broadcast

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19 May 2021

Scenes From The McDonald’s Strike Across The Bay Area, And The Whole Nation

McDonald’s workers went on strike Wednesday in 15 cities across the U.S., in a direct action coordinated by Fight for $15 movement that hopes to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. Low pay is the main reason that thousands of McDonald’s workers blew off work to demonstrate today, but

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04 Aug 2021

Hooray! The Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport There’s no better way to explore Oakland and the East Bay than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 28 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 28 of the

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19 Feb 2021

What I Learned from Organizing a Rent Strike

It’s no secret that the Pandemic has had a devastating toll on New York City. Homelessness is at all time highs, COVID cases are surging, and record numbers of people are leaving the city. The only good thing to come of it is that for the first time since the

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14 Jul 2020

The Target Gig Workers Strike Is Coming

Gig workers for the Target same-day delivery app Shipt are getting shifted out of nearly half their pay under a draconian new pay structure, and they’re asking you to support their strike and lay off that app this week. Vice reports that Target’s gig workers who deliver orders for Shipt

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23 Oct 2019

Kaiser Candlelight Vigil Honors Mental Health Patients Who Committed Suicide

About 40 people held a predawn candlelight vigil in front of Kaiser Permanente headquarters in Oakland early Wednesday morning. They were there to remember former patients who committed suicide after their requests for mental health care were denied or detrimentally delayed. The group consisted of some of Kaiser’s mental health

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16 Jul 2019

Amazon Workers Strike in Minnesota & Around the World

Our Tech Column was made possible by the fine folks at Mozilla Firefox.  The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet must always remain a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.  And that’s why we love Firefox. Amazon. The fast-growing, brick and mortar eating, global retail superpower,

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04 Mar 2019

Oakland Teacher Strike Ends, but Many Important Issues Not Resolved

Oakland’s educators voted to ratify a new contract on Sunday, turning the page on the latest chapter in a book of teachers’ strikes across the country. Much of the past week and a half was marked by hot talk in the press, with leadership from the Oakland Education Association accusing

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09 Dec 2017

Oakland Strike Update: Unions reject Oakland’s “last, best, and final offer”

It’s been a grueling week for Oakland city workers and a dysfunctional shit storm for the city itself. As Day 4 of the strike dwindled down, the dispute over the two-year contract was still far from resolved. Approximately 400 union workers and allies raised picket signs and carried bullhorns at

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