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Sunday is Cesar Chavez day. In 1935, the National Labor Relations Act was passed to protect workers’ rights to organize. But the bill specifically excluded farmworkers. Why?
A. Farmworkers had a language barrier that excluded them.
B. Farmworker organizers refused to be included.
C. Congressmen from farm-heavy states blocked the bill.
D. President Roosevelt felt migrant workers were too difficult to organize.
Government corruption, insider dealings, witnesses turning on each other, and a house of cards collapsing. This is no dime-store novel. It’s the story of the Fresno County contract negotiations. Read more and sign the petition!
A majority of Americans don’t have enough saved for retirement to pay for food, medicine and housing. Most have less than $25,000 in savings, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Read one retiree’s blog.
Fed up with stagnant low-wages, insufficient healthcare coverage, and an extreme lack of progress from management in negotiations, workers from the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) in Salinas disrupted a management meeting. “United to Strike!”
On March 23 – 24, Local 521 members joined thousands of activists in Salinas, Bakersfield, and Fresno to support a reasonable path to citizenship for new Americans.
The next action is April 10. Read more.
SEIU 521 healthcare workers from Monterey and Santa Clara counties joined other activists in Sacramento on March 20 to lobby for a bill that will bridge the gap to healthcare for low-income families. Were they successful?
SEIU Local 521 Home Care members and providers statewide have resolved a lawsuit we filed against the state to stop cuts to In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). What does the agreement mean?
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