12:00am

Thu May 23, 2013
Strikes

Today on Your Call: Are strikes effective in today's labor climate?

 

 

 

  

On today's Your Call, we'll take a look at how unions are organizing strikes today.  UCSF patient care workers just ended their strike yesterday, the concession union workers at The Giants' AT&T park recently voted to authorize a strike, and musicians with the San Francisco Symphony came out of negotiations after their own strike back in March.  So what strategies are helping workers?  And how effective are strikes in a time when unions are under attack?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  Have you been involved in a successful strike?  It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and You.

 

Guests:

John Logan, director of Labor and Employment Studies at San Francisco State University, and a visiting fellow at the University of California-Berkeley labor center

David Gaudry, violist with the San Francisco Symphony who represented musicians in the recent strike

Kathryn Lybarger, president of AFSCME Local 3299 which led the recent UCSF patient care worker strike 

Anthony Wendleberger, cook at the Giants’ AT&T Ballpark

Resources:

www.afscme3299.org 

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Huffington Post: AT&T Park Strike: Concession Workers' Union Votes To Authorize Strike

PBS: San Francisco Strike Is Latest Orchestra Labor Dispute Playing Out Nationally

SF Examiner: San Francisco Symphony and musicians sign contract, but harmony has yet to return

NYTimes: An Orchestra in the Throes of a Lockout

UCSF: State Labor Board Seeks Injunction Regarding Union Strikes at UC Medical Centers

CBS Local: Workers At UC Medical Centers Hold Strike Vote

KTVU: Thousands of nurses set to strike at East Bay Sutter hospitals

The Hill: Hotel workers union rejects Pritzker as Commerce nominee

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