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On strike and in the streets on May Day

May 1, 2017
Josiah Luis Alderette

 

Demonstrators spoke out in cities around the Bay Area today, on behalf of immigrant workers.

May Day update on the Bay Area labor movement

May 1, 2017

  May 1, 2017: A 40-hour work week and paid sick leave are benefits that many in today’s workforce expect - and take for granted. Organized labor is to thank for these and other hard-won protections, yet today only 1 in 10 American workers are unionized.

Your Call: A new labor movement for the 21st century

May 1, 2017

  We’ll mark May 1st, International Workers Day by speaking with labor organizer Jonathan Rosenblum about his new book Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement.


(Mercury News) // May Day rallies in Oakland and San Francisco Tuesday brought out union members, Occupy protestors, and police. At least 50 protestors were arrested across the region...

(NY Times) // Status update: Facebook is encouraging organ donors to go public in a new 'Health and Wellness' section...

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Occupy movement and International Workers Day, May Day. Unions, labor activists and Occupy groups are planning to take to the streets with a series of May Day actions. Longshoremen have called for a daytime work stoppage at the Port of Oakland. Where is Occupy movement today? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. How is the occupy movement articulating its demands? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about city workers’ issues.  Last week, over 1,000 San Francisco workers took to the streets to raise awareness about negotiations that include wage cuts and higher health care premiums. How are workers negotiating fair benefits? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. If you are a city employee, how are budget cuts affecting you? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Larry Bradshaw, San Francisco Vice-President of SEIU 1021 and a paramedic for the San Francisco Fire Department