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Powerful Corporate Interests Attempt Power Grab with Friedrichs Case

January 12, 2016

By Steve Smith

There’s been a good amount of hullabaloo in recent days about a Supreme Court case that threatens to undermine the ability of working people to stand together to negotiate a fair wage and decent benefits. Oral arguments in the case, Friedrichs v CTA, were presented before the Court yesterday. The case involves the Court re-examining a 40-year precedent that allows unions to charge fair-share fees for representing those who choose not to join the union but still benefit from the contracts it negotiates.

Californians Deserve Better Than Another Rotten Trade Deal

October 05, 2015

Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on announcement that a deal has been reached on negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

News affecting working people this week: September 28-October 2

October 02, 2015

News & highlights affecting working people this week: September 28-October 2


by Rachel Johnson

‘Spotlight’ Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 302

December 16, 2013

  • Immigration Reform Advocates Conclude “11 Days for 11 Million” Vigil
  • LA Social Workers' Strike Results in Major Gains for Child Safety
  • Thursday: Solidarity Rally for Taylor Farms Workers in Tracy
  • Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival: Jan 17th-19th
  • “The Great Migration and Motown” Celebration at City College of SF
  • Give the Gift of Solidarity- Shop Union This Holiday Season
  • This Week on Labor’s Edge

SF City College: The Fight for Fair Accreditation

May 15, 2014



When the rogue accrediting commission ACCJC decided to place City College of San Francisco on "Show Cause" sanction, threatening to close the facility serving one hundred thousand low income students, the faculty union, AFT 2121, did not roll over.