Thursday, June 16, 2005

Local Union News

Join teachers, nurses, janitors, firefighters, police, and community members to protest the Governor's attacks on working families. At yet another fundraiser, the Governor is raising money from his corporate sponsors. Despite public opposition, the Governor has declared a special election on November 8, with initiatives that would result in cuts to education, cuts to social services to the elderly and poor, and would stifle the voice of police, firefighters, nurses, teachers, and other working people.

Wednesday, June 22, 4:00 pm
Stanford Park Hotel
100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA
Ample parking across the street at the Stanford Shopping Mall
For more information call CJ Wilson at 408-266-3790 x578.

Rental car workers at Avis car rental company (Cendant Car Rental Group d.b.a. AVIS) have been out on strike for over a week. The company wants to eliminate the union's health care plan and replace it with an inferior one. Rental car workers, the people who clean, service, and drive the rental cars, have united to fight for a better contract. Join workers at the picket line to show your solidarity in their fight!

Ways to show your support:
1. Come to the rally on Monday, June 20, 12:00 Noon, 2103 N 1st St., San Jose.
2. Join us at the picket line, next Friday, June 24, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, 2103 N. 1st St., San Jose
Please RSVP to CJ Wilson at 408-266-3790 x578.

Support workers at San Jose Medical Group
Join workers at the San Jose Medical Group in informational picketing. SEIU UHW workers have been negotiating with the company for better working conditions. Despite the fact that the workers are what makes the company what it is, San Jose Medical Group has rejected their latest offer. Show your support for these workers who are fighting for a better contract.

Wednesday, June 22 12:00 Noon 400 Race St, San Jose

Support Workers at El Camino Hospital
Join workers at El Camino Hospital in protecting fully paid health care beneftis, safe staffing, and competitive wages.
Tuesday, June 28 2:00 pm El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View
For more information email

Iraqi Worker Delegation
Learn from two officers of the General Union of Oil Workers in Basrah what the occupation has meant for working people and the labor movement. Hassan Juma'a Awad Al Asada, union president and father, and Faleh Abbood Umara, union general secretary and father, will both speak and answer questions on how the labor movement has dealt with the occupation. Learn what you can do to support these courageous workers.

Sunday, June 19 1:30 pm Offices of SEIU Local 715 2302 Zanker Rd, San Jose
For more information call CJ Wilson at 408.266.3790 x578

Two Years is Too Long! Help United Airlines Engineers win their first contract
The first group of airline engineers to organize have been fighting for their first contract for two years. Last month UAL terminated all of their pensions. The engineers wages have slipped to 20% below market and the engineers' attrition rate is exceptionally high. We are rallying to say Two Years is Too Long! This group will not be ignored any longer. Show your support by being at this informational picket.

Wednesday, June 15th 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: McDonnell Road and San Bruno Avenue Sidewalk in front of United's Maintenance Base San Francisco, 94128-3800

Workshop on the new Paid Family Leave Law
Do you know that most working Californians are eligible for 6 weeks of partial pay when taking leave from work to bond with a new baby or care for a seriously ill family member? 78% of Californians have never heard of the new paid family leave law. Join us for a workshop conducted by the Labor Project for Working Families at UC Berkeley about the new law for union leaders, union reps, and shop stewards.

Thursday, July 14 6:00pm 2102 Almaden Rd, San Jose
For more information and to sign up please call CJ Wilson at 408.266.3790 x578.


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