San Francisco Solidarity With French General Strike
Supporters of the French general strike rallied and spoke out at the French consulate in San Francisco on June 14, 2016. Speakers supported the demands of the French workers and tied the struggle against union busting and deregulation of labor laws in France with the struggle in the United States for a shorter worker and union rights.
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WW6-14-16 The French Gen Strike, Orlando LBGT Murders And Mexican Workers Teachers Fight Privatization, Repression And Guest Workers
WorkWeek has a direct report from the French general strike on June 14, 2016 by Gearóid Ó Colmáin from Paris. He is a reporter and has been covering the general strike movement. He discusses the growing repression and causes of the mass general strike.
Next WorkWeek will look at the horrific massacre against LBFT people in Orlando, Florida with AFL-CIO PRIDE At Work Executive Director Jerame Davis.
He discusses the systemic discrimination and retaliation against LBGT people including on the job.
Last we will have a report by LACLAA Sacramento member Al Rojas who is also a co-founder of the UFWA. We look at the struggle of teachers in Mexico against privatization, the growing repression of working people and students and the ongoing fight of Baja San Quintin agricultural workers and their families to get their union recognized and the role of the Reider family that owns Driscoll’s berry company.
Rojas also discusses the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill and how it would lead to further militarization of the border and would facilitate the setting up of labor broker recruitment offices in Mexico run by the UFWA which would bring guest farm workers to the US where they would be guest worker members of these unions.
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