• Port truckers shutdown TraPac terminal at noon

    Oakland Port Truckers Demand Respect

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    Oakland port truckers haven’t received a raise in 10 years, despite rising costs like fuel. The truckers often pay upwards of $2000 in expenses for their truck purchase and expenses, yet they only earn $46 to transport a container from the port to the Union Pacific railroad nearby.

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  • This photo of restaurant worker Angela Piril was taken for the ROC-NY Gender Committee photo exhibit. (Dina Cendano)

    Beyond the ‘Second Shift’: Mothers in Service Jobs Work a Third

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    We need comprehensive, universal pre-K at the nontraditional hours that our service economy runs on today.

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  • The Third Shift

    The Third Shift for Working Mothers in Restaurants

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    2 million working mothers face the precarious situation of sub-minimum wage work with little to no child care supports. This is a national emergency, as four out of ten households today are headed by breadwinner moms. With mothers earning 4% less per child than their equivalents, the cost of raising the next generation is borne solely on their backs.

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  • The Detroit Black Food Security Network opposes a land deal that it says could jeopardize grassroots urban farming initiatives like the D-town farm, pictured above (Photo courtesy of Detroit Black Food Security Network).

    Detroiters Rally to Stop ‘Corporate Land Grab’ of Vacant Lots

    Monday, December 10, 2012

    Grassroots organizers in Detroit liken the Hantz deal to a land grab, when corporations purchase land owned by sovereign nations.

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  • Yes on 37

    Monsanto’s Mean Green Revolution

    Saturday, November 3, 2012

    Monsanto murders farmers, 1 every 30 minutes; their GMO foods causes tumors and early death; their pesticides sicken farmworkers and rural communities. Yes on Prop 37 is such the obvious vote.

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The Color of Food

My talk on The Color of Food at UC Santa Cruz’s Labor Across the Food System conference in February 2012.

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Decolonize Oakland

Where’s the Color in the Occupy Movement? Wherever We Put It

“Where is the color in Occupy Wall Street?” The answer turns out to be: “wherever we put it.”

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Chinese Migrant Workers

The Chinese Dream

All China Federation of Trade Unions. Migrant workers. The twain never shall meet.


Leslie T. Chang is an idiot

Leslie T. Chang is an idiot, creating bootstrap narratives about Chinese factory workers. The reality is so different.

Raise the Minimum Wage

Dime A Day Research Justice Webinar

You’re invited to the first-ever, inaugural Research Justice Webinar, proving that a raise in the minimum wage has minimal impact to consumers.

Ocosingo, Chiapas. 21 de diciembre de 2012.

Are you listening?

Are you all listening? It is the sound of your world collapsing. The sound of our uprising.