Support striking refinery workers

USW workers are on strike at nine refineries, including Tesoro near Martinez. Their contract has expired. Issues include safe staffing levels and stop work authorization to respond to dangerous conditions. You can support them by joining the picket line at Tesoro, 150 Solano, Pacheco (near Highways 680 and 4). It’s a great chance for community members to stand with workers fighting for our health and safety! The picket line is up 24/7, so you are welcome at any time! The Tesoro plant has been shut down cooperatively by management and workers … Continued

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Resolution in support of transit workers strikes

  Passed at the Second Anniversary of Occupy Oakland, October 10, 2013 Whereas, we support BART and AC transit workers and the demand for no concessions. Any compromises made demoralize and dis­empower the working class. For example, when there was a mass occupation of the Wisconsin State Capitol by workers opposing Scott Walker’s union­-busting bill, many were calling for a General Strike. After the South Central Federation of Labor endorsed a General Strike to counter the bill, the Democratic party and AFL­-CIO bureaucrats quickly dismantled the mass mobilization with an … Continued

Occupy Oakland Forum on Police Actions at Grand Lake Theater on Thursday, February 9 at 6:15 pm

Although the Citizen’s Police Review Board Forum on Police Response to Occupy Oakland, previously schedule for Feb 9th has been (indefinitely) postponed, the show WILL go on. Occupy Oakland is willing to pick up where the City of Oakland leaves … Continued