“From the folks who brought you the West Coast Port Shutdown.”
The OO Labor Solidarity Committee meets weekly, with every other meeting being held at Oscar Grant Plaza weather permitting. This week’s meeting will take place in the amphitheater at Oscar Grant Plaza, just outside of City Hall.
PLEASE CHECK BACK AS THERE IS STILL A CHANCE THE LOCATION MAY CHANGE!!
The main topic for this meeting will be discussion of and preparation for an Oakland Port Workers’ rank-and-file Assembly scheduled for October 6th. Non-unionized airport workers (the Port of Oakland runs the Oakland Airport) have been targeted for union-organizing activity while UNITE HERE is trying to organize them. SEIU Port workers have no contract currently and ILWU contracts at various locales on the West Coast are due to expire soon. Couple that with deep labor unrest at various ports up and down the East Coast, and there seems to be a lot of possibility to work together and show solidarity.
Other topics may include the aftermath of the Chicago Teachers’ strike, recent events in South Africa, United Food Workers Union troubles, massive protests in Portugal and Spain, the Castlewood settlement, and Alan Blueford Coalition organizing.