SV Security Officers Kicking Off Contract Campaign

Silicon Valley Security Officers have formed a union and are now bargaining for their FIRST contract. They are fighting to lift up all security officers!  Join them for a rally in East Palo Alto on Tuesday, Sept. 19th at 11 AM to demand that the new Amazon campus provide good jobs with responsible contractors!

Town hall meeting on the San Jose Google mega-campus

Google’s proposed mega-campus will change San Jose forever – for better, or for worse?

It depends on how loudly the community raises our voices.


Envisioning Community: Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, August 24, 6-8:30 pm
Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue

Spanish/Vietnamese translation, snacks and child care available



A report released today by Worksafe, a California nonprofit that advocates for better health and safety protections for workers, shows that Tesla’s own internal data demonstrates annual injury rates at its Fremont plant have consistently exceeded industry averages. For example, in 2015—the last year for which industry-wide comparative data is available—Tesla’s overall injury rate in Fremont has been about one-third higher than the industry norm, and its serious injury rate is well over double the average.

Among the key findings in the report:

  • Tesla’s total recordable incidence rate (TRIR) in 2015 was 31 percent higher than the industry average.
  • Tesla’s total injury rate for 2016 was 8.1 injuries per 100 workers.
  • The rate of serious injuries at Tesla’s Fremont plant—those that result in days away from work, restricted duty, or job transfer—was approximately double the industry average for 2015.

The full report can be read here.



Bowling for Change 2017

This Saturday was the South Bay Labor Council’s 2017 Bowling for Change. It was a great evening filled with friends, laughter, prizes and of course, bowling.  Congrats to Unite Here Local 19 for winning the Most Spirited Team award, SEIU USWW for having the Best Team Name and UA Local 393 for having the Highest Scoring Team.  Click here to see pictures from the event and check out the fun!