Walmart Protesters Arrested

LOS ANGELES — A protest at a Los Angeles Walmart has ended in about two dozen arrests this morning. Authorities say 23 people were arrested last night after they blocked traffic during a protest that started with a sit-down strike inside the Walmart. Sheriff Deputies say those detained were cited for failure to disperse and … Continue reading »

Local Group Protests Trade Agreement

MEDFORD, Ore. – The statewide advocacy group Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice is working to spread awareness about legislation members say would threaten democracy, jobs, the environment and the Internet. Congress is currently pushing legislation that would “Fast Track” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Jobs with Justice advocates said these trade agreements affect Southern Oregon workers … Continue reading »

UO Students Protest Lack of Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of students in Eugene are protesting the lack of charges in the case against the three University of Oregon basketball players accused of rape. Protesters say they are outraged by the lack of accountability shown by the university. They say the school preaches a safe and valuable educational environment, but its … Continue reading »

Workers Gather to Protest Darigold

PORTLAND Ore. — Today, Oregon workers gathered to protest Darigold. Dairy workers were among the group that was announcing a lawsuit in Portland. The federal class action lawsuit claims Darigold misrepresents the way its dairy members treat both animals and workers. The filing states that Darigold knows the milk is produced from injured and sick … Continue reading »

Clipper Protest Owner’s Comments

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -The Los Angeles Clippers made a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling before Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series against Golden State. The Warriors made a different kind of statement during the game. And just like that, a series pulled into a race-related scandal took another twist. Stephen Curry made … Continue reading »

Students Walk Out During 1st Day Back

MEDFORD, Ore. — North Medford High School teachers sang the Black Tornado fight song as they watched their students file into school for the first time since the strike began. “It’s kind of interesting seeing our school over there and all of our teachers over here,” said North Medford students Halli and Mya Roussell. “I’m … Continue reading »

Parents Awaiting Details on Strike Plans

MEDFORD, Ore. — If a strike goes into effect, about half of Medford’s schools will be closed and the ones that remain open will run two shifts — a morning and afternoon session. Which schools would close and how bus routes would run have not yet been released, which has some parents waiting to find … Continue reading »

Postal Workers Protest Planned Cuts

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local U.S. Postal service employees and supporters are speaking out against planned cuts in service. Demonstrators rallied today in Medford against a proposal from the Postmaster General to eliminate Saturday mail delivery. Advocates for Delivering for America say that the cuts would lose the service more money than it would save, and … Continue reading »