Worker Correspondents: Oxnard School District Denies Adequate COVID-19 Compensation

By Serran Soledad & Scarlett Maroney Employees at the Oxnard School District (OSD) held a rally outside an OSD Board meeting on June 2 to demand increased compensation for time worked during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rally took place in the midst of negotiations between the OSD Board and the California School Employees Association (CSEA), a union that claims to represent around 800 classified employees, … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Oxnard School District Denies Adequate COVID-19 Compensation

Santa Paula: Teen’s Wrongful Detention at Gunpoint Sparks Community Protest

By Serran Soledad Last Sunday, community members marched to the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD) to protest the wrongful detention of 18-year-old Arturo Avila, who was held at gunpoint by SPPD officers before being released with three minor citations in May. Two of the four officers involved, acting supervisor Daniel Potter and officer Sergio Gutierrez, also took part in the targeted brutality of Xavier Rodriguez … Continue reading Santa Paula: Teen’s Wrongful Detention at Gunpoint Sparks Community Protest

Pro-Palestine Protests Continue after Ceasefire

By Taylor Jensen The ceasefire between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and the Palestinian militants of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, in place since May 21, has not stopped ongoing protests and resistance against Zionist colonialism, whether in Palestine, the US, or around the world. Thousands of people have rallied and marched this past week in solidarity with the Palestinian people as the imperialists seek to … Continue reading Pro-Palestine Protests Continue after Ceasefire

Oxnard: Food 4 Less Workers Strike for Better Wages, Call for Boycott

By Maya Luna Chanting “Boycott Food 4 Less!”, workers and their supporters picketed outside of the Oxnard grocery store on Wednesday morning demanding a contract for higher wages and stronger benefits, which the Kroger-owned subsidiary has refused for months. Protesters gathered with signs reading, “Boycott this store. Support Food 4 Less Workers,” and chanted, “Exploitation ain’t the way, give your workers better pay!” The picket … Continue reading Oxnard: Food 4 Less Workers Strike for Better Wages, Call for Boycott

Santa Paula: Surveillance Video Depicts Police Brutality, Victim’s Father Speaks Out

By Maya Luna & Serran Soledad After beating a false charge of attempted murder, Xavier Rodriguez and his family faced years of targeted harassment from members of the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD), leading up to an instance of police brutality and wrongful arrest in October of 2019. Tribune of the People recently spoke with Xavier’s father, Robert Rodriguez, on the matter and obtained surveillance … Continue reading Santa Paula: Surveillance Video Depicts Police Brutality, Victim’s Father Speaks Out

Oxnard: Community Marches for Daunte Wright and Brooklyn Center Protesters

By Serran Soledad Following the murder of Daunte Wright at the hands of Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter, Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group (OxRevStudy) made a call to action on Monday, to march in solidarity with protesters for Black lives facing off with law enforcement in the Minneapolis suburb. A few dozen community members gathered at Plaza Park in Downtown Oxnard, where an activist from … Continue reading Oxnard: Community Marches for Daunte Wright and Brooklyn Center Protesters

Oxnard: Community Protests Man’s Wrongful Imprisonment, Conviction Overturned After 11 Years Served

By Maya Luna Community members protested outside the Ventura County Courthouse on Monday, where a Superior Court judge would decide whether or not to reverse the conviction of Ignacio Ixta Jr., who had already served 11 years of a 35-years to life sentence at Pelican Bay State Prison for the conviction of attempted murder. By the end of the protest it was announced to the … Continue reading Oxnard: Community Protests Man’s Wrongful Imprisonment, Conviction Overturned After 11 Years Served

Worker Correspondents: Amazon and Third-Party Employers Lay Off Delivery Driver Hired during Pandemic

By Serran Soledad Villagrana Logistics Inc. a delivery service provider for Amazon, laid off a worker from their Camarillo location in January, despite her taking on increasingly heavy workloads through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company cited a “lack of work” as the reason for the lay-off. “They were essentially saying that there wasn’t enough volume to keep me on. Basically saying people … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Amazon and Third-Party Employers Lay Off Delivery Driver Hired during Pandemic

Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center

By Serran Soledad Last Friday, dozens of union workers held a picket line outside the future Amazon fulfillment center in Oxnard, California. This was day two of a strike organized by Ironworkers Local #433, who initially walked off the jobsite the previous day. Upon the announcement of the development of the Amazon fulfillment center, and in response to some community backlash, local politicians promised the … Continue reading Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center

Oxnard: Paro de trabajadores metalúrgicos en el futuro centro logístico de Amazon

Por Serran Soledad El viernes pasado, decenas de trabajadores sindicalizados realizaron una huelga frente al futuro centro logístico de Amazon en Oxnard, California. Este fue el segundo día de huelga organizada por Ironworkers Local #433, quienes iniciaron el paro el día anterior. Tras el anuncio del desarrollo del centro de cumplimiento de Amazon, y en respuesta a algunas reacciones de la comunidad, los políticos locales … Continue reading Oxnard: Paro de trabajadores metalúrgicos en el futuro centro logístico de Amazon