California

The third wave, 1967: an account - Ron Jones

Schoolteacher Ron Jones's personal account of his experiment which created a proto-fascist movement amongst his high school pupils in Palo Alto, California, which in 2008 was subject of the award-winning film The Wave.

Arnie terminates California state workers

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed an executive order to sack 22,000 state workers and reduce 200,000 to the minimum wage.

Stockton truckers call out the industry with 400 on strike

Motor carriers are underpaying truckers all over california for diesel fuel. Now they're fighting back...

Vallejo, California: Unions help city with lay-offs

The city of Vallejo in the San Francisco Bay Area may be the first city in California history to declare bankruptcy. However several unions are helping the city to cut jobs in an effort to ward off bankruptcy.

Oakland dockers honour anti-war picket lines

Antiwar pickets shut down terminal of war cargo shipper in port of Oakland.

Oakland Port anti-war and labor protesters close SSA terminal for the day. ILWU 10 & ILWU 34 members refuse to cross lines.

Fare strike - San Francisco 2005

Pamphlet with first-hand accounts and analysis of the self-organised 2005 fare strike, in PDF and text format.

Post mortem on the San Francisco fare strike, 2005 - Tom Wetzel

Tom Wetzel analyses the fare strike of San Francisco public transport riders in 2005. He examines what ways of organising can be used to win struggles and form the basis of a new society.

Sailors end strike and win back pay

Eighteen Filipino sailors striking over $360,000 in unpaid back pay ended their strike yesterday in Long Beach, California.

2003-2004: Los Angeles supermarket strike

The history of a huge five-month strike and lockout of 70,000 supermarket workers in California, which ended in defeat.

US: Shattuck Cinema workers are going union

Landmark Shattuck Cinema workers are fed up. Years of bad hours, poor pay, a hostile work environment and the demoralsing treatment from theatre management has led the Cinema workers of Berkeley, CA, to push for a union; for the One Big Union of the Industrial Workers of the World.