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Ruling Opens Way for Tucson Cabbies to Unionize

More than 200 Tucson taxi drivers hired by AAA Transportation/Yellow Cab are employees, not independent contractors, and therefore eligible for union representation according to an October ruling by National Labor Relations Board Regional (NLRB) director Cornele A. Overstreet. This historic decision is based on a determination that the drivers’ opportunities for loss or gain are […]

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Message to the People of France

Even though the Tucson’s bus strike is over, the Bus Rider’s Union wants the City Council to end its contact with Transdev Corporation, who manages the bus service. In this video, which was created during the strike, reveals the power hierarchy of our local bus system. Do we want our city’s transportation to be managed […]

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Cel-shaded graphic of activist placing poster on wall that reads in large black lettering, "BOYCOTT"; text at top of picture reads, "BOYCOTT! THE ART OF ECONOMIC ACTIVISM. Posters from historical & contemporary boycott movements"

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism

We received the following from our contributor Judy Ray and thought that it might be of interest to our readers—Ed A unique collection of historical art posters titled Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism, comes to Tucson October 10 through 27. Including posters from the Montgomery Bus Boycott, United Farm Workers grape and lettuce boycotts, […]

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Adjunct Faculty and “Fight for $15” Rally at the U of A

Service workers from around town and adjunct faculty members from the university joined forces to fight for a livable wage and salary in a rally on April 15 that took place at the University of Arizona. After the rally, Doctress Neutopia interviews Green Party members about what is happening with the Greens on campus.

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Earth at Risk: No Citizen Journalism

Opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of Occupy Tucson or the Occupied Tucson Citizen—Editors Introduction Does information about environmental justice want to be contained in media union contracts or does it want to be free? Apparently, the Earth at Risk conference organizers felt that it wanted to be part of the capitalist apparatus of […]

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