Labor Solidarity Committee

We take the fight against the 1% to the 1%. Non-union labor, unionized labor, and labor supporters are all welcome in this action oriented committee. We are also the node for solidarity from organized labor, from mobilization to trucks, fliers, and port-o-potties.

occupyoaklandlaborsolidarity@gmail.com
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Vigil for Alan Blueford on the 1 Year Anniversary of His Murder.

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On the one year anniversary of Alan’s murder by OPD Officer Miguel Masso, we will honor Alan with a candlelight vigil. We will start at Sunnyside Park (Carter Verdese Park) and walk to the site where he was murdered, at the 9200 block of Birch St. Candles will be provided. Rest in power, Alan! 20 Dec 1993 – 6 May, 2012. When: Sunday, May 5th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Where: Sunnyside Park (Verdese Carter Park), Bancroft & 98th St, East Oakland (Please park at Sunnyside Park, not on Birch … Continued

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Justice For Kayla Moore! Yet Another Case of Stonewalling by Police.

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Kayla Moore died in police custody after City of Berkeley officers were called to her apartment in downtown Berkeley on February 12th, 2013. Not much is known about what went down because the Berkeley Police have refused to release any information about what transpired that night, and indeed have gone so far as to ‘request’ that the Alameda County Coroner withhold the Coroner’s Report on her death from the public and from the family. Berkeley Copwatch has been working with the family of Kayla Moore to obtain information about what … Continued

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Blueford BBQ Feeds 250+, Rallies Against Miguel Masso and OPD.

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On Saturday, April 13th at Arroyo Park in Oakland the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition held a BBQ and rally in support of the Blueford family and to protest the continued employment and lack of prosecution of Miguel Masso for the murder of Alan Blueford by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley. At least two hundred and fifty people were fed from 1:00 PM until the event ended at 5:00 PM. Along with Adam and Jeralyn, Alan Blueford’s parents, family members of those killed by police violence who spoke to … Continued

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From Brooklyn to Oakland. Rest in Power Kimani Gray & Alan Blueford.

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On March 9th, 2013 May 6th, 2012 police officers rolled up on Kimani Gray, age 16, Alan Blueford, age 18 and his friends, out walking on the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn East Oakland after attending his sister’s sweet 16 party after watching a prize fight at a friend’s house. Targeted because of their race, gender and age, the police executed an unconstitutional ‘Stop & Frisk’ on the group, at which point Kimani Alan ran, only to be shot down by an officer who gave chase. After being shot at least … Continued

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After 1090 Days Castlewood Workers Win an Amazing Victory!

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It’s over! When their contract expired in February of 2010, Castlewood Country Club – a playground for the wealthy in Pleasanton, CA, one of the wealthiest burbs in the Bay Area – decided to lock out their food service workers rather than negotiate in good faith. Today, after three years of picketing, organizing by Unite Here Local 2850, court hearings, favorable court decisions and finally negotiations, the Castlewood workers have clinched an amazing victory. For three years, we’ve been looking forward to the day we could make this announcement: Castlewood … Continued

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Call Out for a Drone-free Alameda County!

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Protest the Coming of Drones to Alameda County! Alameda County Board of Supervisors Public Protection Committee Hearing 1:00PM, Thursday, February 14, 2013 1221 Oak Street Board Chambers, Room 512, 5th Floor More event info. Alameda County does not need drones intruding on its privacy or its pocketbook. Alameda County Against Drones (ACAD), a grassroots community organization that formed to oppose Sheriff Ahern’s push to buy a surveillance drone, will attend the Alameda County Public Protection Committee’s drone hearing on February 14th. The Sheriff is understating drones’ threat to privacy and … Continued

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Debtors’ Assembly Saturday! Strike Debt Bay Area Says: “You Are Not a Loan!”

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We came together for the first time on November 15th. Since then we have formed a working committee, an offshoot of the original NYC-based Strike Debt, dubbed Strike Debt Bay Area. Now we’re hosting a Debtors’ Assembly, where we hope people will come together to learn about a debt system that is strangling us; where we will talk about ways to support each other against it; and where we will brainstorm ways to fight it on both local and national levels. It will take place at the way cool Eastside … Continued

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This Is What Solidarity Looks Like. Labor, JAB and OOLSC.

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In the wee hours of the cold, wet morning of November 20th, 2012, as a cadre of SEIU Local 1021 workers in Oakland prepared to shut down the Port of Oakland in search of a contract without clawbacks they had been without for more than a year, a man wearing a Justice 4 Alan Blueford T-shirt — who has never been a member of a union — arrived. That man is Adam Blueford, father of Alan Blueford, executed by Oakland Police Officer Miguel Masso on May 6th, 2012. What would … Continued

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Strike Debt Bay Area Says: “You Are Not a Loan!”

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We came together for the first time on November 15th. Since then we have formed a working committee, an offshoot of the original NYC-based Strike Debt, dubbed Bay Area Strike Debt. Now we’re hosting a Debtors’ Assembly, where we hope people will come together to learn about a debt system that is strangling us; where we will talk about ways to support each other against it; and where we will brainstorm ways to fight it on both local and national levels. It will tape place at the way cool Eastside … Continued

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A Trio of Rileys

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Imagine that as a young man you had participated in the lunch-counter protests that catalysed the civil rights movement. Imagine yourself now an esteemed civil rights lawyer, about to emcee an event centered around the murder of a young black man. Imagine that you will be introducing Angela Davis, sixties icon and now crusader against mass incarceration and police violence. Then imagine that thirty minutes before the event is to start, you receive a phone call that your nephew has been arrested, a police officer is wounded, and the officer’s … Continued

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