"The Digital Disruption - Technology & Economics for the 99%"

Originally published at Occupy.Com by Peter Brown Peter Brown teaches Manufacturing Technology at Laney College in Oakland. http://occupy.com/article/digital-disruption-technology-and-economics-99 This was developed from a YouTube Peter did that you can find at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJnF8URsFus Also, check out Peter’s blog at: http://peterbuiltproductions.wordpress.com/ Or at Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/peter.brown.9026040?fref=ts Robotic automation is a subject we rarely hear mentioned in all the […]

Chicago teachers vote to give union to call a strike

  Chicago has been the focus of corporate school “reform,” but Chicago is now the epicenter of the push back against it. On June 11, 2012, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) leaders announced that 89.73% of CTU members—98% of those who cast ballots—voted to give the union authority to call a strike if contract negotiations with […]

Labor and the Community Defend Public Education A Teach-In to Save Our Schools Saturday, August 25th

Title: Labor and the Community Defend Public Education START DATE: Saturday August 25 TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location Details: SEIU 1021 Headquarters, 350 Rhode Island St. enter on Kansas St between 16th & 17th Streets Map at http://tinyurl.com/c2gk6ru, # 10, 19, 22 buses Event Type: Teach-In Labor and the Community Defend Public Education […]

California labor history from the Goldrush through the occupy movement activists can learn from the hidden history of labor and organizing

When the Occupy movement injected ideas about general strikes and economic inequality into public conversation, these concepts were news for many people.  But in San Francisco in 1934, and in Oakland in 1946, the General Strike wasn’t a concept or a goal:  it happened. In “California Labor History,” a three unit San Francisco City College […]

Santa Monica College: Autocracy, disinformation, censorship, illegal public hearings and student arrests pock mark campus

Picture of student demonstration at SMC on May Day 2012 In 2010 the situation regarding lack of classes at what were once called ‘community colleges’, but are now named junior colleges, became dire.  Lack of classes, “class crashing” (not enough seats and over-enrollment) plagued the college along with a lack of needed class offerings.  Many […]

Open Letter: Labor Leaders Support the Lakeview Sit-In and People’s School

Posted on June 23, 2012 http://saveoaklandschools.org/2012/06/23/open-letter-labor-leaders-support-the-lakeview-sit-in-and-peoples-school/ Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are writing to declare our support for the parents, teachers, and community member sit-in and People’s School for Public Education at Lakeview Elementary in Oakland, and to urge full labor support and outreach for this fight to keep all Oakland neighborhood schools open, public, […]

American reality gaps

By Saul Landau Now that the 9/11 celebrations of memories, oaths of determination, endless renditions of God Bless America and Nowhere else, and flying of flags have become old news, my wife and I take an overnight vacation. Driving north on scenic Highway 29 in Napa County, admiring the endless acres of grapes which will […]

Bankster Wall Street occupied, Kaiser nurses on strike, Verizon workers and labor on the rise

Beginning September 21st at 6am, about 2,500 Kaiser Permanente employees throughout Southern CA were out on the picket line to protest Kaiser’s unfair labor practices and refusal to bargain in good faith toward a fair contract that protects patient care and leaves workers’ benefits intact. Today, September 22 they are joined by approximately 1,500 NUHW members in […]

Solidarity forever! San Diego and the quisling teacher union leaders

    By Emily Alpert March 11, 2011   The biggest surprise at the school board meeting Thursday night was that board President Richard Barrera — a labor organizer long seen as a union ally on the school board — ended up voting to warn teachers of layoffs. Barrera himself told the crowd of teachers, counselors, […]