Facebook Cafeteria Workers Vote to Stand Together in a Union with UNITE HERE

Silicon Valley’s inequality is well documented. While the region’s technology sector is booming, many working people have been left behind. But there’s a growing movement to change that, spurred by labor unions and the Silicon Valley Rising coalition. This week cafeteria workers at Facebook voted to stand together in a union, joining tech company shuttle bus drivers, janitors, security officers and others who have unionized in the last few years.

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California Labor Federation Urges ‘Yes’ Vote to Extend Cap-and-Trade

There’s been a lot of discussion leading up to today’s expected vote in the California Legislature on the extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program. While it’s important to have thoughtful debate about big issues affecting the lives of Californians, it’s apparent that now is the time for action from our elected representatives.

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UPTE-CWA members march into bargaining with the University of California, present thousands of petitions against takeaways

UPTE-CWA Local 9119 members marched into a bargaining session at UCLA on June 21 to give management thousands of signatures on petitions from their coworkers demanding protection for quality jobs, research, health care and education.

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Tesla’s Working Conditions Are Anything But Innovative

In 2016, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced plans to manufacture the Model 3. The sedan is Tesla’s first foray into engineering an electric vehicle for the mainstream automobile market. Consumers who marveled at the company’s ingenuity fell for the opportunity to drive a Tesla at its $35,000 introductory price: Tesla received more than 400,000 preorders for the Model 3.

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