From UNAC/UHCP: Celebrating the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many chapters in the story of civil rights leader Martin Luther King are well known to Americans. The I Have a Dream speech. The Nobel Peace Prize. The Mountaintop speech. His Letter from the Birmingham Jail. His commitment to nonviolence. All the incredible accomplishments of a visionary. Our series on Martin Luther King, Jr., to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, covers some of the lesser known parts of his history.

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Local instructor calls for living wage in Sonoma County

In 2016, after years of hard work and dedication, working people won a huge victory: We raised the minimum wage in California. This historic victory put workers on a path to earning $15/hr by 2022 and set the stage for local communities and states throughout the nation to raise their minimum wages, too. Some communities with higher costs of living – like San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles – built on the new minimum wage law and passed legislation and ballot measures to get to $15 even quicker.

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Cafeteria Workers at Yahoo Unionize, Join Workers’ Movement for Equality in the Tech Industry

This week, 118 food service workers at Yahoo won union representation at its headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. The food service workers, who are employed by Yahoo’s contractor, Bon Appetit, are calling for respect and dignity, affordable health care, and increased wages to compete with increasing rents in the Bay Area.

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GOP Tax Bill’s Medicare Cuts Are a Cruel Gut Punch to California Seniors, Families

We could write volumes about all the things to hate in the GOP tax bills. From ending a deduction to teachers who spend money on schools supplies, to reducing the mortgage interest deduction that many families rely upon to its huge giveaways for big corporations that they won’t use to create jobs, it’s clear that the GOP expects working people to give the wealthy few a major tax break at our expense.

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