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Oakland Fast Food Workers Strike as Fight for $15 and Union Rights Intensifies

Thousands walk off their jobs in 150 cities, calling for higher pay, union rights

Oakland fast-food workers— many wearing their uniforms from restaurants like McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s—were among the more cooks, cashiers and maintenance workers arrested Thursday as the fight for $15 and the right to form a union intensified across the country.

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Napa County Workers Rally for Affordable Health Care

Napa County employees’ contract expired June 30. Though progress has been made in negotiations, health care remains a sticking point: Napa County is demanding that all County employees pay more for their health care, despite a 3% rate drop for Kaiser next year—a move that would hit the lowest-paid workers hardest.

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Millions March for Justice

Our country is mourning the senseless deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. From Ferguson, New York, Sacramento and to the Bay Area, we stand in solidarity with all who are rising up and demanding the end to police brutality and violence against communities of color.