June 18, 2019 – Racism & Juneteenth, Brazil General Strike & Oakland Port Privatization With ILWU

WorkWeek examines the commemoration of Juneteenth and the continuing systemic racism against African American workers in the City and County of San Francisco including privatization and outsourcing through non-profits. We interview Brenda Barros who is SEIU 1021 SF General Hospital chapter chair.
Next, WorkWeek hears a report on the June 14th general strike in Brazil. We talk with Sao Paulo transit worker Fabio Bosco about the strike issues including attack on pensions, privatization of public services and education and also the political crisis of the government.
Last, we look at the effort by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to privatize the Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland and turn it over to billionaire GAP and A’s owner John Fisher for the A’s stadium.
ILWU Local 10 former Secretary Treasurer Clarence Thomas and ILWU Local 34 president Keith Shanklin had a press conference on June 12, 2019 to challenge the privatization.
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