Kaiser hospital workers to stand up for patient care in labor day protest, civil disobedience

Compiled by the El Reportero’s staff

More than 1,000 healthcare workers and their allies will march and engage in civil disobedience and protest this Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, to protest the corporation’s plans that would undermine patients and the people who care for them.

  The workers will be joined by U.S. Reps. Ro Khanna (D-San Jose) Mark DeSaulnier (D-Richmond).

Kaiser Permanente, which reported $29 billion in reserves in 2017 and whose CEO is paid $10 million a year, is seeking deep cuts that would harm patient care. It has refused to engage in bargaining over the issue, while becoming more strident in its attitude toward workers, deepening the rift between the corporation and its employees. 

The march will kick off from Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster St., and continue to the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 275 W. MacArthur Blvd.

Job fair with many jobs oportunities

Bring 10-15 Resumes. Dress Business Professional. This is a free event for job seekers.

Job Opportunities include:

Inside Sales Reps, Outside Sales Reps, Account Executives, Retail Managers, Account Managers, Insurance Sales, Customer Service, Technical Sales, Sales Managers, Pharmaceutical Sales, Telesales, Sales Trainer, Merchandiser, Mortgage Brokers, Financial Planner, Route Sales, Retail Sales, Retail Management, Human Resources and much more!

In San Francisco, Thursday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 345 Stockton Street, San Francisco.

Parking Sutter-Stockton Garage: $3/hr

VIVA! Celebrating Latin Hispanic Heritage

Concerts, Dance, Crafts, Food & Films at the San Francisco Public Library

Join the fiesta at the San Francisco Public Library this fall with ¡VIVA!, a citywide celebration of Latino Hispanic cultures with more than 80 music, food, film, dance, crafts and author talks happening mid-September through October.  

Special ¡VIVA!  events include concerts with Grammy award winners Lucky Díaz and the Family Jam Band and Jose-Luis Orozco.  Attend a storytime with Caldecott Honor Award winner and Pura Belpré Award winner Yuyi Morales as she reads from her new book, Dreamers.  ¡VIVA!  kicks off on September 15 with a performance by legendary Bay Area band Mariachi Mexicanísimo.  

 Throughout the fall, take part in salsa and guacamole-making programs, workshops on Repujado, the craft of Mexican embossing, Mission mural tours, piñata workshops and multiple screenings of everyone’s favorite film, Coco. On October 13, in cooperation with San Francisco’s 2018 Litquake Literary Festival, ¡VIVA! welcomes National Book Award finalist author Cristina Garcia as she discusses her latest work Here in Berlin.

Participate in Día de los Muertos festivities by painting masks at North Beach, creating tissue paper marigolds at Richmond and decorating sugar skulls at Mission and Golden Gate Valley. Día de los Muertos altar workshops celebrate those who have passed on, and take place in library locations across the City. Contribute by visiting a participating branch to place an ofrenda (offering) at the altar.

 Visit sfpl.org/VIVA for more details and to view the ¡VIVA! Program Guide. ¡VIVA! is funded in part by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. All programs at the Library are free.

  ¡VIVA! Kickoff Event with Mariachi Mexicanisimo – Sept. 15, 1 p.m., Atrium of the SF Main Library.