Yasmin Fernandez Celebration of Life

Yasmin Fernandez, a bastion of the Fight for $15 movement, passed away on Friday, September 15 after she collapsed while working sick at Panda Express. She was 36 years old.

If you’ve been to a minimum wage or Opportunity to Work rally, media event, City Council meeting, our November 2016 election night event, or many other actions, you’ve seen Yasmin speak. She was front and center in winning Opportunity to Work and $15 wages locally and statewide.

RSVP here to join us for a celebration of her life. 

Also, her family needs help with funeral and related costs. If you would like to contribute, here is the link to donate.

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.

RSVP

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

INTERNAL TESLA DATA SHOWS INJURY RATES AT FREMONT FACILITY ARE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE

 

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.