Cesar Chavez Day is a U.S. federal commemorative holiday, proclaimed by President Barack Obama in 2014.The holiday celebrates the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez on March 31 every year. [Wikipedia.]

Here in Califas, we’ll be celebrating today; SCHOOL IS OUT!

Who was Chavez? [Mas…]

America’s folk singer, Pete Seeger, tells a dressed-up crowd at Pasadena’s Rose Parade he’s “sticking to the union.” Words and music to Union Maid by Woody Guthrie.

Mira los lyrics: [Mas…]

POCHO amigo Arnie Bermudez’ new cartoon series follows events at your favorite local taqueria, SARAPE’s GRILL. Let’s take a look …. [Mas…]

sparkleturd (PNS reporting from BEVERLY HILLS) Local #207 of the Federation of Turd Polishers (FTP) has chosen “The Mainstream Media” as the recipient of their 2016 Golden Dookie Award, PNS has learned.

The union will cite the news media’s whitewashing of Donald Trump’s hate, xenophobia, racial prejudice, misogyny, lies, bullying, sexual assault, fraud, and foreign entanglements as “the new normal.”

“They polished the shit right off of that turd,” one FTP official told PNS. [Mas…]


Long live the farmworkers!

My late father, Salomón Chavez Huerta, first arrived in this country as an agricultural guest worker in the mid-1900s, during the Bracero Program. The Bracero Program represented a guest worker program between the United States and Mexico. From 1942 to 1964, the Mexican government exported an estimated 4.6 million Mexicans to meet this country’s labor shortage not only in the agricultural fields during two major wars (WWII and Korean War), but also in the railroad and mining sectors.

Like many braceros of his generation from rural Mexico, my father didn’t speak too much about the horrible working / housing conditions he endured while toiling in el norte. This included low pay, overcrowded housing, terrible food, limited legal rights, lack of freedom outside of the labor camps, racism, verbal / physical abuse and price gauging from company landlords / stores. [Mas…]

Chicago to Mexico City: We stand with the teachers of Oaxaca (posters)

by Cartoonistas June 23, 2016 Cartoons

Chicago artist CHema Skandal! is standing with the teachers of Oaxaca and designed these posters in support. “OaxaCAN!” he notes. Multiforo Alicia — a DF cultural center — is printing and distributing them in Mexico City.


La Cucaracha: Is the GOP really anti-union? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 30, 2016 Cartoons
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Top 10 reasons we are against labor unions (toon)

by UE LOCAL 222 June 23, 2014 Cartoons
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[Image via UE Local 222.] PREVIOUSLY ON UNIONS:


Ed Asner: ‘Tax the rich – an animated fairy tale’ (video)

by SOL E. DARRITY February 19, 2013 Cartoons
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Grumpy old man with a heart of gold Ed Asner doesn’t say “eat the rich” – wouldn’t be right. But Tax the Rich? Ed’s totally OK with that!


Twinkiegate: Top Republicans tried to kill Hostess sale to Mexico

by Victor Payan November 23, 2012 Cartoons
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(PNS reporting from GLENDALE, CA) Documents released today confirm that top GOP officials conspired to kill the sale of Hostess snack foods to Mexico’s baked goods behemoth Grupo Bimbo.  Critics are blasting the Republicans for the scheme which resulted in Hostess Brands officially closing today after 82 years. Grupo Bimbo, which is alive and well, […]