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  • Important Announcement for Oakland Marriott Workers

    Dear Union Member:   As of midnight, April 30th, Interstate-Rim Management Company, LLC (“Interstate-Rim”) will no longer be manager of the Marriott Oakland.  Consequently, your employment with Interstate-Rim will end at 11:59 PM April 30, 2015.  In the event these dates change we will advise […]

  • Airport worker speaks up for minimum wage increase

    Oakland Airport worker Re Bun Ly appears in a TV spot for Measure FF, speaking up for a livable minimum wage for Oakland!

  • Oakland Airport Restaurant Workers Declare Victory!

    After a two-year struggle, nearly 200 restaurant workers at the Oakland Airport are celebrating their new union contract – which provides for raises, affordable family health care, and job security. The workers struck in August 2013 to protest unfair labor practices by their employer, Host […]

  • Press-Democrat: Graton casino workers vote to join union

    Employees with the Graton Resort & Casino have voted to unionize, a move that adds the Rohnert Park tribal gaming destination to the widening trend of union representation of casino workers nationwide. The vote by Graton casino employees sets in motion collective bargaining for a […]

  • Press-Democrat: Graton casino workers voting on union

    Larry Smith gave a cheer as he signed his union card Tuesday in a conference room at the Graton Resort and Casino. Smith, who has worked as a porter in the maintenance department since the casino opened just outside of Rohnert Park in November, said […]

  • The Town Hella Needs a Raise!!

    On March 27, hundreds of East Bay hotel, restaurant and stadium workers – and allies from the community – took it to the streets of downtown Oakland! Workers called for fair contracts, a higher minimum wage and good jobs that pay what their families need […]

  • Airport Strike Postponed! Action 12/21 11:30-1:30!

    Due to encouraging progress in settlement talks, UNITE HERE Local 2850’s Unfair Labor Practice strike at the Oakland Airport is being postponed. There is no strike tomorrow. There will be a picket and holiday-themed action at Terminal 2 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

  • Oakland Airport Food and Retail Workers Plan Strike During Holidays

    Mercury News, 11/14/13 – Food and retail workers at the Oakland International Airport said Thursday that they plan to strike at some point during the holiday season to protest what they say are unfair labor practices, including low wages. Sarah Norr, a spokeswomman for Unite […]

  • Truthout: In Oakland, Airport Workers Cite Unfair Practices

    Hayat Selmani showed up at the Oakland Airport at 7 AM Sunday. But she didn’t have on her uniform from the Subway sandwich concession. She wore street clothes. And instead of going to work, she picked up a sign and went on strike. During the […]

  • Non-Union Airport Workers to STRIKE!

    Strike Build-Up Actions at Oakland Airport Terminal 2: Friday, 7/5: 11:30 am -1:30 pm. Sunday, 7/14: 7 am, noon, 5 pm. It’s going to be a hot summer: as East Bay public workers struggle for justice on the job, non-union workers at Oakland Airport fast […]