Friday, December 16, 2011

2011-12-16 "WorkWeek Calendar" by Erica Lucarotti for "WorkWeek Radio", Part of KPFA Morning Mix/Project Censored

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All I want for Christmas is: My Job Back
On Saturday December 17 Locked out Castlewood workers will be having a call to action and Castlewood Country Club workers.
The workers have been locked out for over 657 days.
Supporters and workers will meet at the corner of Main St. and Bernal Avenue in downtown Pleasanton at 9:00 AM and will have holiday treats and have a procession through downtown Pleasanton. Donate non-perishable food on money to the workers and families to help locked-out Castlewood workers.
For more information call 510-239-3472 or go to []
Casino San Pablo: Don’t Be A Grinch!
On December 19th through December 22nd Unite Here Local 2850 will be taking a collection of food and toys for Casino San Publo workers and their families  on Monday December 19th , Wednesday December 21 and Friday 22nd. The casino had revenues of $160 million in 2010 but has less full time job, less workers with medical benefits and an average salary of $9.50 an hour.
The collection will take place during the day in front of the Casino which is located at 13255 San Pablo Avenue in San Pablo. To find the hours of the collection and more information call (510)504-8225 or go to Casino San Pablo: Don't Be A Grinch!  on their facebook page.
On Thursday December 22, 6,000 nurses who are members of the California Nurses Associatin/National Nurses United will be striking six Sutter Hospitals in the Bay Area.
The Sutter hospital chain which has massive  profits and in San Francisco had revenue of over $1 billion at the CPMC but  spent only $12 million on care for poor and indigent patients. In the last five   day strike in September by the union, the hospital chain brought in scabs from though-out the country and a patient died at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center as a result of the lack of proper care according to the CNA.
The picket lines will be at Sutter hospitals in include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland and Berkeley, Sutter Delta in Antioch, Mills-Peninsula hospitals in Burlingame and San Mateo, and Sutter Solano in Vallejo. For more information

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