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No end in sight for Santa Clara County workers’ strike as it heads into its second week

Thousands of Santa Clara County employees will continue their strike into its ninth day with no signs of ceasing their picketing and protest efforts. County employees allege unfair labor practices and are demanding higher wages. Hundreds of them walk out each day from a rotating list of government offices including local hospitals and the Social Service Agency.

Stanford and SEIU Local 2007 come to tentative agreement, but only after Stanford rejects a majority of union proposals

On August 31, 2019, Stanford University and Service Employees International Union Higher Education Workers (SEIU) Local 2007, came to a tentative agreement on their new five-year contract. Members of SEIU Local 2007, which represents approximately 1,270 Stanford employees including food service workers, custodians and groundskeepers, voted to ratify the agreement on September 6. The tentative…

Campus worker profile: Week 8

The Campus Workers’ Rights Coalition and members of CSRE35SI: An Introduction to Labor Organizing have put together a series of profiles drawn from both archival and current interviews with workers on campus to highlight both the struggles that workers at Stanford face and the resilience that they bring to the work they do. Campus workers…

Campus worker profile: Week six

The Campus Workers’ Rights Coalition and members of CSRE35SI: An Introduction to Labor Organizing have put together a series of profiles drawn from both archival and current interviews with workers on-campus to highlight both the struggles that workers at Stanford face and the resilience that they bring to the work they do. Campus workers often have to deal with chronic understaffing and difficult menial labor. Alongside this, Stanford does not pay its workers a living wage despite the rising costs of food, health, and housing in the Bay, and workers must often cover many of their own health costs because of a lack of insurance benefits while managing hours-long commutes due to a dearth of affordable housing.

Campus Worker Highlight: Week 1

The Campus Workers’ Rights Coalition and members of CSRE35SI: An Introduction to Labor Organizing have put together a series of profiles drawn from both archival and current interviews with workers on campus to highlight both the struggles that workers at Stanford face and the resilience that they bring to the work they do. Campus workers often have to deal with chronic understaffing, difficult menial labor, and hours-long commutes due to a lack of affordable housing in the Bay Area.