Labor Archive

Paul Buhle gave a presentation on Wobblies!: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World at Sin Fronteras cafe in downtown Santa Cruz.

About 150 people marched from the base of the UCSC campus to the County Building in downtown Santa Cruz.

Workers, students and community members took part in a massive demonstration to support AFSCME.

Connections were easily made between the U.S. government policy of endless war and the closing of community resources such as the entire library system.

Hundreds of people bargained for better wages and working conditions for AFSCME members at the nine UC campuses and five medical centers.

On Wednesday November 10, 2004, the members of Local 3299 AFSCME will be having a major rally when UC representatives come to the campus for state-wide bargaining. The rally will take place at 12:00 noon in front of the Baytree Bookstore on the UCSC campus.

Yadira Ramirez, a 16 year-old from Watsonville, spoke about the upcoming Pilgrimage Supporting Immigrants and Farmworkers.

The march and rally demonstrated strong solidarity between workers throughout the UC system as well as between workers and students at UCSC.

Genetic Diversity of Maize

NAFTA has forced millions of subsistence farmers to migrate to other parts of Mexico and the US. Before NAFTA went into effect in 1994, Mexican farmers had been protected from the inexpensive, low quality, and mass-produced corn grown in the US.