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Forum: The Future of Work

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Title: Forum: The Future of Work
Location: Unitarian Universality Center ~ 1187 Franklin St, SF
Description: THE FUTURE OF WORK
The basic nature of work itself is changing radically, and will continue to do so in coming years. How are these changes affecting today’s generations?
What: PDA San Francisco Chapter Meeting
When: Thursday, July 27 7:00 pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Center – Martin Luther King Room –
1187 Franklin St San Francisco
Muni lines #31, 38, 47, 49 • Limited street parking available
RSVP, Map and Directions Here
While most progressives actively support workers’ struggles for fair wages, decent working conditions and the right to organize, the inescapable fact is that the basic nature of work iteself is changing radically, and will continue to do so in coming years. How are these changes affecting today’s generations? How can progressives play a role in ensuring that human labor benefits everyone equally in a democratic society?
SPEAKERS:
Peter Olney is retired Organizing Director of the ILWU, and was the Associate Director of the Institute for Labor and Employment at the University of California.
Matt Ranen is a scenario planning and strategy consultant helping clients understand and navigate future change and uncertainty.
Bill Sokol, is an attorney with Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, representing unions in their labor relations with employers and members. He also teaches labor law at San Francisco State University.

Sponsored by San Francisco Progressive Democrats of America (www.facebook.com/PDASanFrancisco/) and Unitarian Universalists for Peace and Justice-San Francisco

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2017-07-27

The Performance of Public Speaking: A media training for labor, community, and political leaders

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Title: The Performance of Public Speaking: A media training for labor, community, and political leaders
Location: 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Link out: Click here
Description: What:
The Performance of Public Speaking:
A media training for labor, community, and political leaders presented by the SAG-San Francisco Northern California Local. Topics will include: how to approach journalists, how to conduct a successful media interview, and the fundamentals of public speaking.

Where:
518 Valencia Street San Francisco, a short walk from the 16th Street BART station

When:
July 27th 7-9 PM

Who:
Bob Butler – Reporter at KCBS Radio, National SAG-AFTRA Board Member, former President National Association of Black Journalists
Jeffrey Fox – Actor and Director known for The Amazing Spiderman, Blurred Reality, and John Carter. Teaches acting workshops in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

For more information please contact Barrington Gore: barrington.gore@sagaftra.org 415-874-4958

Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2017-07-27
End Time: 19:00

Town Hall Meeting on Raising Wages

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Title: Town Hall Meeting on Raising Wages
Location: Southeast Community Facility ~ 1800 Oakdale Ave, SF
Link out: Click here
Description:
Attention: Residents of District 10 (Bayview, Hunters Point, Silver Terrace, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley) and District 11 (Excelsior, Mission Terrace, Crocker Amazon, Outer Mission, Ingleside, Ocean View, Ingleside Heights, Merced Heights)

Southeast Community Facility, Alex Pitcher Jr.
Community Room 1800 Oakdale Ave., SF

District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen and District 11 Supervisor Asha Safai invited

Come to express your views and ask Supervisors Cohen and Safai where they stand on supporting raising wages for low-income families.

Supervisors will be voting on a measure that will require that people who work…
•at the airport
•as IHSS homecare workers
•at a city-funded non-profit organization
•on a city service contract
•in a CalWORKs program
be paid at least $15.86 per hour this year, and $16.86 per hour by July 1, 2018.

everyone welcome – free – refreshments served

Sponsored by the San Francisco Labor Council, San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, and Jobs with Justice SF. For more information, contact the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition at 415-863-1225 or sflivingwage@riseup.net

 

 

Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2017-06-29

SEIU USWW Action for Security Officers & Black Worker Justice

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Title: SEIU USWW Action for Security Officers & Black Worker Justice
Location: 1 Front Street, San Francisco
Link out: Click here
Description: Support Security Officers
►Fighting for Living Wages
►Confronting Workplace Discrimination
►Demanding a pipeline into union jobs for the Black Community

For more information contact Jane Martin at jane.martin@seiu-usww.org. You can download the flier here.
Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2017-06-30

Free Hugo & Rodrigo Rally

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Title: Free Hugo & Rodrigo Rally
Location: SF Immigration Court ~ 630 Samsome St, SF
Description:
TUESDAY 6/20 -Free Hugo and Rodrigo Rally
10am -Noon

On Tuesday, June 20th, Hugo and Rodrigo will have their day in court and we need to be there to support them. DC16 IUPAT, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, California Immigrant Policy Center, San Francisco Labor Council, and other community and labor allies will be there standing strong with our brothers.

Take a stand for two union brothers, long time construction workers, who showed up for work, were taken into ICE custody and now are facing an unjust, fast-tracked deportation.

Hugo Mejia, Painters and Tapers Local 83, Petaluma, lives in San Rafael with his wife and three children. He volunteers at his children’s school and is connected to a local synagogue.

Rodrigo Nunez, Carpenter Union Local 713, Hayward, lives in Hayward with his wife and three children. Rodrigo is active in the community as an assistant coach for his son’s baseball team and volunteers at his church.

They are being denied a chance to tell their full story.

Please stand in Solidarity with these two brothers and tell the Trump administration to release these union brothers, fathers and husbands!

In addition to the rally on June 20th, there are other actions you can participate in listed below, and on the Facebook Event page.

Free Hugo & Rodrigo Rally
San Francisco Immigration Court
630 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Check out the Facebook Event page for details on all actions events.

Week of Action
6/14 IUPAT DC 16 Father’s Day Card Collection for Hugo
At various jobsites in the area

Sunday 6/18 Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nunez Father’s Day Action (visits to detention facilities rallies outside)
10am – Hugo Mejia
Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center
12500 Bruceville Road
Elk Grove, CA 95757

Sunday 6/18
Noon – Rodrigo Nunez
Yuba County Jail (Detention Center)
215 Marysville, Ca 95901

Monday 6/19 – Local ICE Call-In Action
Members and community allies to flood ICE field office with calls to release Hugo and Rodrigo.

Tuesday 6/20 – Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nunez Pre-Hearing Rally
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, 8:30a -10am early vigil / 10am – Noon- rally /
San Francisco Immigration Court
630 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2017-06-20

Project Labor Agreement Presentation ~ Unity Happy Hour

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Title: Project Labor Agreement Presentation ~ Unity Happy Hour
Location: House of Shields ~ 39 Montgomery St, SF
Link out: Click here
Description: Please join the Building Trades and SF Labor Council for an event that will feature a conversation about the upcoming PLA legislation with Supervisor Mark Farrell and additional members of the Board of Supervisors.

Thursday, June 15th at 6 PM at the House of Shields.

To RSVP please contact Chad Houston at sfcityworks@gmail.com or (510) 693-2387
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2017-06-15

LaborFest Program: Labor Education In The Schools and Screening of “The River Ran Red”

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Title: LaborFest Program: Labor Education In The Schools and Screening of “The River Ran Red”
Location: Plumbers Hall ~ 1621 Market Street, SF
Description:

LaborFest Program on Labor Education In The Schools and Screening of “The River Ran Red” on the Homestead Strike

LaborFest in conjunction with the CFT Labor In The Schools Program will hold a presentation on Labor In The Schools with AFT Local 61 member Bill Morgan who is also a member of the CFT Committee on Labor In the Schools.

There will then be a screening of “The River Ran Red” by Steffie Domike on the Homestead Steel Workers strike.

Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2017-07-24

Rally to Stop the Deportations

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Title: Rally to Stop the Deportations
Location: ICE Building ~ 630 Sansome St, SF
Link out: Click here
Description: Rally to Stop the Deportations
Monday, June 5th
12PM – 1PM
ICE building
630 Sansome St., SF

Rally to stop the deportations of Hugo Mejía and Rodrigo Núñez are both fathers, community volunteers and union workers with deep roots in the Bay Area. They’ve been trapped in detention since May 3, cut off from their families and communities.

ICE put Rodrigo and Hugo in chains after they reported for a construction project at a hospital. The men didn’t know the project was located inside Travis Air Force base. When they gave their information at the gate, the base turned them over to Trump’s deportation force. ICE might deport both Rodrigo and Hugo without them ever having the chance to tell their story to a judge.

Join community groups to rally for Hugo and Rodrigo and set them free back to their family. RSVP and share on Facebook.

Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2017-06-05

Join Security Officers Fighting for a Fair Contract & Black Worker Justice

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Title: Join Security Officers Fighting for a Fair Contract & Black Worker Justice
Location: 101 California Street , SF
Link out: Click here
Description:
JOIN SECURITY OFFICERS FIGHTING FOR A FAIR CONTRACT & BLACK WORKER JUSTICE!
Delegation & Human Billboard
Tuesday, May 31 at 4 pm
101 California Street , SF

The Security Industry is one of few industries in San Francisco that employs large numbers of black workers. It is no coincidence that security officers’ wages and benefits are low although they work in very wealthy buildings. There much lower percentages of black employees in management than in the broader workforce. At the same time Black Communities in San Francisco and the entire Bay Area are facing a displacement crisis and high unemployment.

For all these reasons SEIU USWW Security Officers have launched a campaign for black worker justice demanding:
Better wages, benefits, and working conditions for security officers in the city wide negotiations for new union contract;
A pathway for job advancement into better paying positions;
A collaboration between the industry and community partners to ensure more access to jobs for the black community; and
Statewide legislation to address challenges in enforcement against workplace discrimination: SB491
Please RSVP & share: https://www.facebook.com/events/463004380698521/

Start Time: 16:00
Date: 2017-05-31

Rally & Hearing for Wage Increases for Low-Wage Workers

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Title: Rally & Hearing for Wage Increases for Low-Wage Workers
Location: SF City Hall Steps, Civic Center Side
Link out: Click here
Description: ​Help Win Wage Increases for 25,000 Low-Wage Workers! ​Support the Sheehy Amendments to the Minimum Compensation Ordinance on Thursdsay!
At least $16.86 per hour in 2018 to…

airline catering workers
airport food and beverage, and retail workers
airport passenger service workers: wheelchair attendants, sky caps, ticket agents, cabin cleaners, ramp and fleet service workers
nursing home workers
laundry workers
homecare workers
non-profit workers
CalWORKs parents
janitors

Thursday, May 11

12 noon – Rally, City Hall Steps – Civic Center Side
1 p.m. – Hearing, second floor of City Hall

MUNI lines #49 or 47 to McAllister or Grove, #5 or #21 to Van Ness Ave.

Contact Your Supervisor
District 1 – Sandra Fewer, 554-7410, 554-7415 (fax), Sandra.Fewer@sfgov.org
District 2 – Mark Farrell, 554-7752, 554-7843 (fax), Mark.Farrell@sfgov.org
District 3 – Aaron Peskin, 554-7450, 554-7454 (fax), Aaron.Peskin@sfgov.org
District 4 – Katy Tang, 554-7460, 554-7432 (fax), Katy.Tang@sfgov.org
District 5 – London Breed, 554-7630, 554-7634 (fax), London.Breed@sfgov.org
co-sponsor – District 6 – Jane Kim, 554-7970, 554-7974 (fax), Jane.Kim@sfgov.org
District 7 – Norman Yee, 554-6516, 554-6546 (fax), Norman.Yee@sfgov.org
sponsor – District 8 – Jeff Sheehy, 554-6968, 554-6909 (fax), Jeff.Sheehy@sfgov.org
co-sponsor – District 9 – Hillary Ronen, 554-5144, 554-6255 (fax), Hillary.Ronen@sfgov.org
District 10 – Malia Cohen, 554-7670, 554-7674 (fax), Malia.Cohen@sfgov.org
District 11 – Ahsha Safai, 554-6975, 554-6979 (fax), Ahsha.Safai@sfgov.org

Endorsers: San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, San Francisco Labor Council, San Mateo Central Labor Council, UNITE HERE Local 2, SEIU United Service Workers West, SEIU Local 2015, SEIU Local 1021, Office and Professional Employees Local 29, Machinists District 141, Church Women United, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5, Jobs with Justice SF, Coalition on Homelessness, Teamsters Local 856

For more information, call the Living Wage Coalition at 415-863-1225 or e-mail sflivingwage@riseup.net
Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2017-05-11

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