Teamsters Local 2010 is pleased to announce the Union Representative – Southern California position to be filled as soon as possible. This position offers a unique opportunity to represent administrative and allied staff workers employed by the University of California. The Union is currently seeking to fill one position to support the Southern California region. The Union headquarters is located in Oakland with a satellite office in Bellflower, California. This position is based out of the Bellflower office.
The position will be responsible to represent the interests of Teamsters Local 2010, its officers, members and staff at all times with the University of California, state federations, area labor councils and central labor councils, affiliates and constituency groups and will report to the Secretary‐Treasurer, or designee. The Union Representative – Southern California position will support the campuses, health centers and outlying worksites of UCLA, Riverside, Irvine, San Diego, Santa Barbara and other UC locations as needed.
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Location: Los Angeles
Purpose: To represent and assist the International Union in field research; to take responsibility for campaign research and analysis of date and reporting to campaign staff.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Field Researcher performs a wide range of duties related to the research support for all stages of organizing and/or contract campaigns.
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Lead Organizer: North Bay Jobs with Justice/Living Wage Coalition seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Lead Organizer. Deadline for applying is May 12, 2014. The position will begin July 1.
North Bay Jobs with Justice is a long-term, strategic alliance of labor, faith, immigrant rights, civil rights, and community-based organizations working together to build a progressive movement for economic and social justice. North Bay Jobs with Justice is based upon a direct action model of solidarity and reciprocity, and we organize strategic campaigns in the common interests of our broad-based membership. Campaigns include: the right to organize, living and minimum wage, anti-big box, immigrant rights, racial and gender justice, community benefits, health care for all, opposing cuts to the social safety net, corporate accountability and tax fairness. The organization is affiliated with the national Jobs with Justice network and is based in Sonoma and Marin counties with an office in Santa Rosa, California.
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We are years into a 13 year Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, officially underway since May 2012. If that math seems messy, it is one small indication of the long, deep, and still confounding legacy of that war. Faculty member Penny Lewis wrote about our memory of the class dynamics of the antiwar movement in her book, Hardhats, Hippies and Hawks: The Vietnam Antiwar Movement as Myth and Memory (Cornell University Press, 2013), and returns to the subject in a review essay published in Jacobin and Salon this past week.
Testifying in 1971 as part of the Winter Soldier Investigation, a war crimes hearing sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton distinguished the American war in Vietnam from other conflicts:
There’s a quality of atrocity in this war that goes beyond that of other wars in that the war itself is fought as a series of atrocities. There is no distinction between an enemy whom one can justifiably fire at and people whom one murders in less than military situations.
Concluding this thought by reflecting on the experience of soldiers and veterans, Lifton observed, “Now if one carries this sense of atrocity with one, one carries the sense of descent into evil.” Continue reading The Burden of Atrocity