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  • 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 […]

  • Bay Guardian: Country Club workers plan picket after step towards victory

    Workers at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton, represented by UNITE HERE Local 2850, received a favorable decision from Administrative Law Judge Clifford Anderson of the National Labor Relations Board on Monday. He found that the club owes all 61 union workers two years of back […]

  • San Ramon Express: NLRB law judge finds Castlewood club wrong in locking out workers

    Administrative Law Judge Clifford Anderson of the National Labor Relations Board has found that Castlewood Country Club has maintained an illegal lockout since August 10, 2010. In a written opinion issued Aug. 17, he recommended that the NLRB order Castlewood to reinstate the locked-out workers […]

  • Daily Kos: Still No Health Care. Still No Job. But 907 Days Later, One Vindicating Court Decision.

    Nine hundred and four days into a lockout of kitchen workers by the Castlewood Country Club (“land of the rich, home of the selfish”), Adminstrative Law Judge Clifford Anderson handed down a decision that the workers at Castlewood had amazing faith was coming. He found […]

  • Tri-Valley Times: Labor board sides with Castlewood workers

    PLEASANTON — Union members could receive millions in back wages and benefits after an administrative law judge found that Castlewood Country Club has maintained an illegal lockout for more than two years. Judge Clifford Anderson of the National Labor Review Board, has recommended the labor […]

  • In These Times: Workers Try to Organize Airport Subway, Get Fired

    OAKLAND, CA—This city is supposed to be a union town, but out at the airport, workers say they’re getting fired for trying to join one. The airport is administered by the Oakland Port Commission, whose members, appointed by the mayor, are mostly viewed as progressives. […]

  • KPFA: Fired Oakland Airport Workers Speak Out

    The union seeking to represent workers at concession stands at the Oakland International Airport says the private companies running those concessions are skirting laws meant to protect labor rights. The airport operates under the control of the Port of Oakland, a quasi-public agency. The Port […]

  • East Bay Express: Workers Allege Violations at Oakland Airport

    The port and other governmental agencies are actively investigating several airport concessionaires for alleged wage, overtime, anti-union violations. by Rachel Swan Oakland’s 2002 living wage ordinance had honorable intentions: to provide family-sustaining jobs at the city’s port. Originally it applied only to businesses with twenty […]

  • East Bay Express: Castlewood Lawyer Doctored Evidence?

    3/14/12 – The attorney for the upscale Pleasanton country club that locked out its workers is now on the hot seat. By Rachel Swan If there’s one area in which Occupy Oakland excels, it’s bringing sex appeal to seemingly dry populist issues — like fair […]