California District Communist Party USA - Northern Region - Page 1
- 1 7th Annual Juneteenth Awards Dinner
- 2 CPUSA Members from North California District
- 3 Events
- 4 May Day Cinco de Mayo Greetings
- 5 1989 May Day Greetings - San Francisco
- 6 References
The California District Communist Party USA - Northern Region is affiliated with the Communist Party USA.
7th Annual Juneteenth Awards Dinner
Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM PDT
6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-1113, United States
We Tell Our Stories — And, we're honoring our babies, the next generation! Symone Bradley, Antoine Toney, Kamari Faith Nash, Sariah Jenkins, Ronald Jenkins, Cianna Walker Miles Turner Jeremiah Antonio Alvarado, Malik Garcia Jenkins, Mahea Toney, Kamea Toney, Keoni Ware, Kawai Ware, Ethan Kelly, Zoren Ealy Joelle Ealy Amina Alice Hill, Samuel Willis Hill, June 24, 2016
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- Shawn Roselius
- Dominic Ware
- Nadya Marina Williams
- Gary Hicks
- Chauncey Robinson
- Susan Bonilla
- Gail Ryall
- Maurice Martin
- Sam Mintz
- Alex Farr
- Libero Della Piana
- Henry Millstein
- Jon-David Settell
- John Bachtell
- Tony Ryan
- Terrie Albano
- Cesar Rivera
- Cassandra Lopez
- Fran Beal
CPUSA Members from North California District
(This includes the CPUSA-dominated International Longshoremen's and Warehouseworkers Union ILWU
Source: Political Affairs, April 1979, Volume LCII, No. 4, Page 26:
- Albert Klima - District Organizer, CP of North California
- Archie Brown - is a rank-and-file activist in Local 10, ILWU ILWU, Local 10 and CP member
- Both co-authored the artice: "Further on the West Coast Longshore Agreement"
People's Weekly World Banquet 1996
Sponsors of the 1996 Bay area People's Weekly World banquet, at His Lordships, Berkeley Marina, included Oakland City Council members Ignacio de la Fuente, Sheila Jordan and John Russo, Berkeley City Council members Maudelle Shirek, Linda Maio and Dona Spring, San Francisco Supervisors Tom Ammiano and Sue Bierman, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, and California State Assemblyman John L. Burton.
Honored were 5 labor leaders - Walter Johnson, Owen Marron, Shirley Ware of SEIU, Abba Ramos of the ILWU and Francisco Martin del Campo of the San Francisco labor Council for Latin American Advancement.
People's Weekly World Banquet 1997
Elected officials attending the the 1997 Bay area People's Weekly World banquet, at His Lordships, Berkeley Marina, included State Senator Barbara Lee Assemblywoman Liz Figueroa, Alemada County Board of Supervisors president Keith Carson and Berkeley vice mayor and City Council member Maudelle Shirek..
Honored were Brian McWilliams, Santa Cruz County Central Labor Council, Amy Dean, South Bay Labor Council, Wilson Riles, Jr. regional director AFSC and Art Rodriguez of the National Labor Community Coalition for Public Works Jobs.
Berkeley: People's Weekly World Banquet 1999
In the September 11, 1999 edition of the PWW, p. 17, there appeared a large ad for the People's Weekly World Nuestro Mund "Gala Banquet", Sunday, Sept. 26, 12:30 PM, H/Lordship/Restaurant, Berkeley Marina, "Honoring five who make the difference for labor, peace, democracy, equality and a truly human quality of life"
- Maudelle Shirek - aka Maud Shirek - Vice Mayor of Berkeley; a longtime supporter of communist fronts and causes
- Cindy Chavez - San Jose City Councilmember
- Ruth Holbrook - President, Sacramento Central Labor Council Sacramento
- Lawrence Thibeaux - President ILWU Local 10, one of the most CPUSA controlled ILWU locals besides Local 6
- PUEBLO People United for a Better Oakland Oakland and
- Daniel HoSang - PUEBLO Executive Director
- U. Utah Phillips - story teller, folksinger, song maker
- Antonio Abarca - Alameda County LCLAA
- Dion Aroner - California State Assembly
- Carlos Avitia - Santa Clara County LCLAA
- Arnold Becchetti - Alameda County FORUM FORUM , and open member of the CPUSA, formerly of New York
- Marilyn Bechtel - Friends of the PWW, and its editor, open member of the CPUSA
- Richard Benson - President, UFCW Local 870
- Delmer Berg - State Board, Congress of California Seniors
- Sue Bierman - San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- Willie L. Brown, Jr. - Mayor, San Francisco
- Everett E. Burdan - Dispatcher, ILWU Local 17 ILWU
- Californians for Justice
- Keith Carson - Alameda County Supervisor
- Henry Clark - West County Toxics Coalition
- Brenda Cochrane - Director, San Francisco State University Labor Studies
- Forrest Crumpley - Secretary, Santa Clara County ForumFORUM
- Tom Csekey - Vice President, SEIU Local 1877 SEIU
- Pat Dando - San Jose City Council
- Amy B. Dean - Exec. Officer, South Bay Labor Council;Amy Dean was the scheduled speaker at the St Louis "7th annual Working class media and democracy forum, Nov. 18, 2010, an event "hosted by The Missouri/Kansas Friends of the People's World/Mundo Popular". Contact Tony Pecinovsky(email@example.com) if you have any questions..
- Ignacio de la Fuente - president, Oakland City Council
- Libero Della Piana - Co-Chair, Northern California District, YCL Young Communist League, and later open member of the CPUSA, and PPW writer/editor
- James DuPont - President, HERE Local 2850 HERE
- Riva Enteen - Program Director, National Lawyers Guild NLG
- Francis Fink - Pres. Emeritus, South Bay FORUM FORUM
- Lucille Flato - Co-Chair, Retiree Committee, United Public Employees Local 790
- Maria Montes Fink - Chair, SEIU Local 715 Retiree Members Committee SEIU
- Judith Goff - Exec. Secretary-Treasurer, Alameda County CLC
- Karega Hart - President, ATU Local 1574
- Herb Kaye - N. California correspondent, PWW, aka Herb Kransdorf open CPUSA member
- Luther Jackson - Executive Officer, The Newspaper Guild Local 98
- Walter Johnson - Secretary-Treasurer, San Francisco Labor Council , and longtime supporter of mixed communist parties fronts and causes
- Barbara Lee - Member of Congress Congress
- Jolita Lewis - Secretary-Treasurer, ILWU Local 10 ILWU
- Linda J. LeZotte - San Jose City Council
- Cassandra Lopez - Chair, Community Advisory Board, Mosswood Park Recreation Center
- Juan Lopez - Chair, Northern California District CPUSA
- Barbara Lubin - Director, Middle East Childrens Alliance , veteran PLO supporter and anti-Israel radical
- Chuck Mack - Vice Pres., Western Region IBT IBT
- Linda Maio - Berkeley City Council
- Bob Martin - President, Alameda County FORUM FORUM
- Gilberto Mendoza - IAM Local 562 IAM
- Rick Mendoza - trade union activist
- Sofia Mendoza - community organizer
- Corey Menotti - President, AFSCME Local 829 AFSCME
- Nate Miley - Oakland City Council
- Betty Olds - Berkeley City Council
- Michael Parenti - author and lecturer; old IPS fellow; writer for the CPUSA's theoretical magazine, Political Affairs, etc.
- Coleman D. Persily - Vice Pres., GSMOL
- Charlotte Powers - San Jose City Council
- Beatriz Prado - educator
- Avelino Ramos - Pres., East Bay Pensioners, ILWU ILWU
- Nell Ranta - Vice Pres., California Capitol Chapter, CLUW CLUW
- Leo Robinson - CBTU and ILWU Local 10 (ret). ILWU
- Louie Rocha - Pres., CWA Local 9423 CWA
- Wilson Riles, Jr. - Regional Director, AFSC, and longtime leftist radical
- Gail Ryall - Pres., California Capital Chapter, CLUW CLUW
- Sacramento Central Labor Council
- Rodger Scott - Past President, AFT Local 2121 AFT
- Kevin Shelley - California State Assembly
- Anela Small - Oakland, CA
- Tolbert Small MD
- Mabel Teng - San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- Clarence Thomas - Chairman, East Bay Joint Legislative Council, ILWU ILWU
- Anthony Toney - artist and longtime CPUSA supporter
- Barbara Durando Traylor - educator
- Doris Brin Walker - attorney, NLG, and open CPUSA member
- Lynn Woolsey - Member of Congress Congress
- Kriss Worthington - Berkeley City Council
People's Weekly World Banquet 2000
- Judith Goff, Alameda County Central Labor Council
- The Northern California janitors of SEIU local 1877
- Evelina Alarcon, Cezar E. Chavez Holiday Camapign
- Clarence Thomas, East Bay ILWU
PWW 2001 banquet
Keynote speaker Eliseo Medina, Service Employees Union International executive vice president, received a standing ovation at the People’s Weekly World banquet in Berkeley Nov. 18 2001, when he sharply criticized Republicans for killing an economic stimulus program that would have benefited working families.
Instead, Medina said, they substituted measures that are actually “aid to our favorite dependent corporations.”
In addition to Medina, the banquet honored the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), the Middle East Children’s Alliance, and Sacramento Activists for Democratic Trade. The event raised $11,000 for the 2001 Fund Drive.
Medina thankedd the World and Nuestro Mundo for continued coverage of labor struggles.
“Wherever workers are in struggle,” Medina said, “they find the PWW regularly reporting issues and viewpoints that are seldom covered by the regular media. For us, the PWW has been and always will be the people’s voice.”
In a moving tribute to the thousands of workers who died in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, Medina called special attention to those undocumented immigrant workers “who lived and died in the shadows,” and whose families cannot even ask for help.
While welcoming federalization of airport security screeners, he criticized Congress’ new requirement that screeners must now be U.S. citizens – though this is not required of airline pilots or members of the military. He said immigration laws should be changed to grant immigrants equal rights.
“[K]eep a sense of purpose,” he urged the audience, maintain a “sense of outrage.”
Fight back, he said, against those who use the post-Sept. 11 crisis “to scapegoat immigrants and minorities, to make the rich richer and the poor poorer, and destroy what remains of government capacity to serve the great majority of people in this country.”
Honorees received certificates of Congressional recognition by the office of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), in whose district the event took place. Lee’s greeting was presented by her aide, Saundra Andrews.
“At this time of crisis, when world peace hangs in the balance and the rights of immigrants are under attack,” Lee’s statement said, “it is more important than ever that our community come together to honor the work and legacy of those who struggle to advance the cause of peace and justice for working people everywhere.”
EBASE Co-director Amaha Kassa urged support for its campaign, together with the Alameda County Central Labor Council, to secure a living wage for thousands of low-wage workers at businesses connected to the Port of Oakland.
EBASE and the Central Labor Council are urging the Oakland City Council to place an initiative for a Living Wage at the Port on the ballot for the March 2002 election.
She told of her conversations with Palestinian families who had been driven from their homes by Israeli troops, Israeli youth who are refusing military service and Palestinian children orphaned in the war who are calling for peace.
“We advocate for the human rights of all children, who deserve to be protected and respected,” Rosenwasser said.
“We love to call ourselves ‘SacActs,’” said Barbara Dean of Sacramento Activists for Democratic Trade, “because we know great things are happening in the Bay Area, but they’re also happening in Sacramento.”
SacActs, she said, grew out of that city’s Central American Action Committee, founded 20 years ago. “We were working on sweatshop issues when the anti-globalization movement came along, and we wanted to work on that, too.”
Juan Lopez, chair of the Northern California Communist Party, speaking for the World editorial board, said, “The Bush administration wants to do now what it was unable to do politically before the Sept. 11 tragedy – to impose an anti-labor, anti-woman, anti-immigrant, racist, anti-people program, and to strengthen the extreme right in the 2002 elections and beyond.”
2002 PWW banquet
In a spirited tribute, the Northern California People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo banquet Oct. 13 honored “the heroes and heroines of the struggle against corporate greed,” and called for a big turnout against Republican “Bush-clones” in the Nov. 5 election. The banquet raised $8,000 for the PWW fund drive.
In her opening, Berkeley Vice Mayor Maudelle Shirek spoke of the growing movements in solidarity with West Coast port workers and against war. “So there is hope,” she said, “and a new movement that we must help nurture and grow.”
That movement includes the bloc in Congress that voted against the Bush war resolution, and those who supported Rep. Barbara Lee’s (D-Calif.) peace resolution.
The banquet honored the Coalition for Workers Rights , Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Locals 2 and 2850, Sacramento Living Wage Campaign and Father Bill O’Donnell, known as “labor’s priest.” Each received certificates from Rep. Lee, in whose district the event took place, and from Wilma Chan, majority leader in the California Assembly, as well as from PWW/Nuestro Mundo. Elliott Kenin and the “Spirit of ’29” traditional jazz band and singer/songwriter Anthony J. Smith added to the upbeat spirit.
One of the sharpest struggles is that of the dockworkers, locked out by the employers’ Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) but now back to work under the virulently anti-union Taft-Hartley Act. The Coalition for Workers Rights (CWR) unites unions and organizations involved in contract and community struggles. Together with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the AFL-CIO and other groups, the CWR co-sponsored a number of protests drawing wide public support for union rights.
Clarence Thomas, secretary-treasurer of ILWU Local 10 and chair of the CWR, told the crowd the struggle is not over. “This is a matter that must be addressed by the entire labor movement,” he said.
Many coalition members highlighted the struggles that brought them together. Lee Sandahl, ILWU Local 34, representing clerks, whose jobs the PMA is threatening, said the coalition is about “people who understand that this is not just a longshore fight, not just a newspaper workers’ fight, it’s a fight for our rights, for all of us.”
Teamsters Local 70 Business Agent-Organizer Odus Hall concurred: “Anywhere that workers struggle, the Teamsters will be there.”
Judy Goff, executive secretary-treasurer of the Alameda County Central Labor Council, said unity on issues of living wages, justice for workers and protection of the environment “makes a tremendous difference.” She urged maximum turnout of union families and allies on Election Day.
Dwight McElroy, head of SEIU Local 790’s public works chapter; Karen Pickett, Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment; Jennifer Krill, Rainforest Action Network; and Willie Keyes, West Oakland Neighbors, also spoke for the CWR.
Alfonso Loera, head of Local 790’s Port of Oakland Chapter, said, “Unity in action is our code word. We don’t have the PMA’s $200 million or the $85 billion of the hotshots behind Bush. We have something more precious – the 265 million men, women and children who comprise the working people of America, and nobody can buy that!”
Calling this moment “a turning point in history,” Juan Lopez, long-time community activist and chair of the Northern California Communist Party, cited the Bush administration’s “declaration of war” on the ILWU and the entire labor movement, and the administration’s adoption of a dangerous new doctrine of “pre-emptive, first strike, unilateral military action, including with nuclear weapons.” He added, “This redoubles the importance of a massive voter turnout on Nov. 5 against the extreme right.”
As they received certificates of appreciation, HERE Locals 2 and 2850 members described the great organizing victory at San Francisco’s downtown Marriott, after two decades of effort, and of ongoing struggles. Local 2’s Ramon Guevara declared, “We will not be content with what we’ve gained” until the others win. He cited the struggle at the Marriott at Fisherman’s Wharf. Daryl White, who works there, also spoke of the Marriott Struggle. (Since the banquet, the workers there won a contract in parity with long-unionized San Francisco hotels.)
Local 2850 member Fidel Arroio, a cook at the Claremont Hotel, told of management “scare tactics” to weaken the union. “But,” he said, “we will fight harder to have justice at the Claremont and all other hotels.” Arroio urged everyone to join the Claremont boycott movement.
Father Bill O’Donnell, honored in absentia, is currently serving a six-month sentence for non-violent civil disobedience in last November’s protest against the School of the Americas (SOA) in Ft. Benning, Ga. Accepting his certificates were Judy Liteky and Charles Liteky, leaders of SOA Watch West. They urged support for the upcoming Ft. Benning protest, Nov. 15-17.
In accepting for the Sacramento Living Wage Campaign, steering committee member Ruth Holbrook emphasized the importance of a living wage. “The coalition has over 80 different groups,” she said, “and we see our work continuing after winning a living wage.”
2003 PWW banquet
Youth groups and unions on the front line for youth and workers’ rights were honored at the 2003 Northern California People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo banquet on Sunday, Nov. 9.
Following the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s victorious contract struggle in 2002, Longshore Local 10 President Henry Graham said the local and its brother locals are now focused on ensuring the giant shipping transnationals comply with the pact. The contract secured vital health and pension coverage, Graham said, but the union’s biggest challenge is employers’ constant efforts to cut the workforce, with clerks’ jobs under special pressure because of new technology.
Based on a survey last year of 1,000 students at three Oakland high schools, student organizers from Kids First "are pressing for real student council powers concerning school safety and security, teacher quality, classes and extracurricular activities". “We also believe helping youth take more ownership of issues affecting their daily lives is an important step to help lower the dropout rate,” Kids First Membership Coordinator Germaine Ashley told the PWW. Kids First formed eight years ago in the midst of the struggle to win more services for Oakland’s multiracial youth population.
Asian Youth Promoting Advocacy and Leadership "is campaigning for repeal of a 1996 federal law that says non-citizens can be deported for an offense with a prison sentence of a year or more'. AYPAL said this breaks up families, punishes people twice, and sends people who grew up in the U.S. to a culture they may no longer know. AYPAL, which comprises six youth social justice organizations in the Cambodian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian and Mien, Korean, Filipino and Pacific Islander communities, also works with prominent area artists to develop quality youth cultural performances.
Youth of Oakland United, the youth organization of PUEBLO (People United for a Better Oakland) was 'campaigning to win more jobs for both youth and adults". YOU’s video, “There Goes the ‘Hood,’” dramatized Mayor Jerry Brown’s plans to gentrify Oakland, while YOU organized against two of his favorite recent projects – a proposed anti-loitering law ostensibly against drugs, but actually targeting youth of color, and a $70 million anti-violence measure with most funds going to police instead of preventive programs.
The program also featured Immigrant Rights Freedom Riders from HERE Locals 2 and 2850, just returned from their triumphal nationwide tour, as well as SEIU Local 1877 janitors from the Greater Bay Area.
The program also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the historic film, “Salt of the Earth,” with a tribute to Lorenzo Torrez and Anita Torrez, who participated in the miners’ strike and the making of the film during the very difficult McCarthy era. The banquet was e held Sunday, Nov. 9, at 1:00 p.m. at His Lordships Restaurant on the Berkeley Marina.
Each honoree received a special congressional certificate from Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee, in whose district the banquet was held. Berkeley Vice Mayor Maudelle Shirek extended a welcome to all the honorees and guests.
A special birthday salute to 99-year-old champion PWW distributor Jim Moore was followed by a tribute to other area circulators of the paper.
Many speakers echoed the slogan that hung beside the stage: “Terminate the Exterminators – Recall Bush and the Far Right in 2004!”
“We want a nation in which we who create all the wealth are in charge,” declared Northern California Communist Party Chair Juan Lopez. “An America with union jobs, public health care, housing and equality for all, free public education from infancy through college – an America truly of, by and for the people, at peace with the world.” But to win this, Lopez said, “we’d better start by getting rid of Bush and Republican control of Congress in 2004.”
Henry Graham, president of ILWU longshore Local 10, called the Republicans’ aims “dictatorship” and “tyranny,” and declared, “We cannot let that happen.”
Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 2 Secretary-Treasurer Tho Do spoke for Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride participants from her local and other locals in the Bay Area. Despite government-inspired immigrant bashing, Tho Thi Do said, “We have seen a lot of hope. … We met many families, many communities that are organizing to make changes for the years to come.” The audience gave warm applause to Judith Goff and Walter Johnson, heads of the Alameda County and San Francisco Labor Councils, which strongly supported the IWFR.
A group of union members accepted the award for SEIU Local 1877, representing janitors throughout the Greater Bay Area who won a recent contract victory.
In accepting their awards, Anita and Lorenzo Torrez emphasized building the PWW’s circulation as important to defeating the far right in 2004.
2004 PWW banquet
The mood was both joyous and determined as Northern California supporters of the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo gathered Oct. 8 2004 in Oakland, to celebrate their favorite newspaper and to rededicate themselves to the banquet’s theme — “Beat back Bush!”
The full-house, rainbow crowd honored leaders and organizations from the labor, antiwar, Cuba and Haiti solidarity movements and enjoyed a rich cultural program. Honorees received certificates of appreciation from area Congresswoman Barbara Lee and from Friends of the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo.
The second Presidential Debate, shown during the dinner hour, formed the backdrop for the evening.
“I listened to Mr. Bush’s answers,” said Fernando Suarez del Solar, whose son Jesus — a U.S. Marine — died in Iraq in March 2003. “I’m sorry to say, he explained nothing.”
Since no connection has been found to the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy nor to weapons of mass destruction, “Mr. Bush is the real terrorist,” said Suarez, founder and director of the Guerrero Azteca Project and a founder of Military Families Speak Out.
“If I were one of the questioners in that debate,” said San Francisco Labor Council head Walter Johnson, “I would have asked, ‘President Bush, would you today, landing on that aircraft carrier, say again, mission accomplished?’ I don’t think he would know what to do in answering that question.”
“I don’t need to tell you that it will take an all-out fight to get Bush out of the White House,” said Juan Lopez, chair of the Northern California Communist Party. “Bush and company will spin a victory as a mandate to go full blast with their extreme policies,” he said, while “a Kerry victory, especially with a new leadership in Congress, can open new possibilities for an energized labor and people’s movement to struggle and make gains.”
Judy Goff, head of the Alameda County Central Labor Council, called ballot Proposition 72, the Health Insurance Act, “the single largest increase in extending medical coverage since Medicare was created.” She said the measure will both assure health coverage to a million presently uninsured Californians and help guarantee continued workplace coverage of millions more.
Honored for their own and their organizations’ work were Kathryn Hall, founder and director of The Birthing Project USA and a Sacramento leader in Pastors for Peace/Friendshipment, and Bay Area Venceremos Brigade participant Tshaka Barrows, both of whom emphasized the urgency of ending the U.S. blockade and normalizing relations with Cuba, a move that would benefit both countries.
Recalling that Haiti was founded by slaves who won their freedom, Pierre Labossiere, co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee, said it was no accident that this year, the Bush administration heeded the sweatshop corporations and deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide despite Aristide’s overwhelming support among Haitian working people.
Highlighted in the cultural program was the San Francisco Bay Area Labor Heritage Rockin’ Solidarity Chorus, along with singer-songwriter Elliott Kenin, and spoken word artists Tiara Ragsdale and Tamika Peterson. A special delight was the lively and skilled performance by members of the Total Eklipze Cheer Academy, who with their director, Aronda Morris, were honored during the proceedings.
PWW banquet 2005
Rejecting the governor’s anti-people agenda, bringing our troops home from Iraq and using resources for human needs instead of war and occupation — these were the themes of the Northern California People’s Weekly World banquet held Oakland Nov. 5. 2005
The event raised over $10,000 for the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo 2005 fund drive.
The audience chuckled with delight at Pixie Schickele’s call to “vote more than once — talk to your family and co-workers,” and Jodi Reid’s observation, “We have to stop this B.S. — Bush and Schwarzenegger.” Their organizations, the Alliance for a Better California and the California Alliance for Retired Americans, were honored at the event, as were the youth organizations Latinos Unidos and Youth Power, and the Mosswood Park Recreation Center, represented by senior staff member Lateshya Johnson.
One of the evening’s most memorable moments came as Anne Roesler of Military Families Speak Out gave a graphic account of her son’s harrowing experiences in Iraq and the suffering of the Iraqi people. She called on the audience to bring the troops home and care for them and their communities. Roesler was joined on the platform by Ramon Leal of Iraq Veterans Against the War, who urged that politicians be held accountable for their actions in Iraq and in meeting people’s needs at home.
Calling for good-paying union jobs, quality education and health care and freedom from all forms of discrimination, Juan Lopez of the Northern California Communist Party said, “To make bigger gains in the future, we must first get rid of this sorry bunch in the White House, in the Congress and the governor’s mansion, and defeat their anti-people agenda.”
The unity of youth and seniors in struggle was highlighted by Andy Barnes of the California Alliance of Retired Americans as he urged the audience to get ready to “kick Arnold Schwarzenegger out, kick George Bush out — this country belongs to us and we’ve got to take it back!”
Participants laughed at the pointed, satirical lyrics of the Raging Grannies, and were thrilled and delighted by vocalist Emily Baloney, the dance ensemble BodiRock and famed activist clown Wavy Gravy.
PWW banquet 2007
At Northern California’s Nov. 4 banquet, some 200 people, including trade unionists and community activists, honored members of the Teamsters, Machinists and Warehouse union locals who beat back Waste Management’s union-busting lockout in July.
The event also honored Alameda County Building Trades Council head Barry Luboviski, environmental leader and new Oakland Port Commissioner Margaret Gordon, and the Sacramento Hotel Workers Rising Labor and Community Coalition.
Over $10,000 was raised toward the PWW’s 2007 fund drive.
Oakland educator Cassandra Lopez electrified the audience with her depiction of the scope of current racist attacks on African Americans, and the consequences especially for Black youth.
The singing group Musica Humana and musical performer Trinidad contributed outstanding performances.
As they accepted awards from Friends of the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo, Waste Management workers expressed appreciation for the paper’s role in publicizing their demands and exposing the company’s distortions. 
May Day Cinco de Mayo Greetings
Greetings for California CPUSA members and friends were often split up by the CPUSA's geographical division. Where a list is from the whole state, it will just be entitled "California Greetings".
1989 May Day Greetings - San Francisco
In the People's Daily World (PDW), "Special May Day Greetings, 1989, Section, B", is the following list: "MayDay Greetings to People's Daily World" From Seniors and Friends for the Future: Pass the National Health Service Act for everyone; Solidarity with Eastern strikers; End racism--equal justice for all; Respect for the right of nations, For self-determination; For peace in our time:
- Reuben Barr
- Dena Beers
- Manny Brookman
- Lee Brown
- Freda Caesar
- Lillian Caldwell & Malcolm Caldwell
- Lillian Crosthwaite
- Shashi Dalal
- Elinore Dusedau
- Freda Fine
- Harold Fontain
- Milton Funchess
- Louise Gilbert
- Laura Holland
- Nora Jackson
- Harold Johnson
- Helen Kingsbury
- Dorothy Kneer
- Aune Koski & Fred Koski
- Joy La Valley
- Bess Lueb
- Henry Montague
- Rev. Edward L. Peet - an oldtime CPUSA/front supporter
- Frank Salet
- Leah Schneiderman
- Ruth Seigel
- Walter Stack - CPUSA, NMU
- Mira Taylor
- Irma Tuominen & Urho Tuominen - CPUSA
- Bennie Walder
- F.E. Winter
1991 - In Memory of Archie Brown
- Kendra Alexander
- Barbara Armentrout
- David Bacon
- Bill Bailey
- Bay Area Chilean Refugees
- Vera Baylin and Meyer Baylin
- Ed Bender
- June Berg and Delmer Berg
- Elinor Powell Bloom
- Clifford Bloom
- Judy Blumenfield
- Jim Bramwell
- Alison Brown
- Betsy Brown
- Casey Brown
- Cory Brown
- Doug Brown
- Frank Brown
- Gail Brown
- Hon Brown
- Jenifer Brown
- Lee Brown
- Minnie Brown
- Stephanie Brown
- Cliff Craft
- J. Charleston
- Kim Davis
- James Da Voe
- Emily De Falla
- Jim Devery
- Jerry Dillard
- Beatrice Eisman
- William Eisman
- David W. Ewing
- Conor Farrell
- Emmet Farrell
- Jeremiah Farrell
- Jonathan Farrell
- Rachel Farrell
- Sean Farrell
- Sita Farrell
- Lillian Galedo
- Seema and Gat
- Lew Gibbons and Renee Gibbons
- Greg Goddar
- Yvonne Scarlett Golden
- Roberta Goodman
- Jeanette Gross
- Max Gutreiz
- Alton Harris
- Fred Hirsch and Ginny Hirsch
- Ed Holden
- Don Holliday
- Ruth and Hy
- Mary Idosidis
- Susie and Jim
- Elmer Johnson
- J. Kendall and L. Kendall
- Aune Koski
- Tara Kramer
- David Laub and Judah
- H.(Sparkle) Livingston
- Robert Lucid and Family
- Tom Lupher
- Dan MacDonald and Clara MacDonald
- Peter Maki
- C. McMahon
- Marie and Max
- Nina and Mike
- Giuliana Milanese
- A.J. Mitchell
- Dick Moork and Miriam Moork
- Newspaper Nick
- Tillie Olsen
- Victoria Parraga
- Steve Parun
- Joe Passen and Ruth Passen
- Richard Pastrin
- Frank Paton and Stella Paton
- Camila Perez-Goddard
- Miguelina Perez
- Coleman Persily and Pearl Persily
- Bill Proctor
- Eddie Roberts
- Johnnie Robinson and Leo Robinson
- Clarence Rocha
- Mary Rolfe
- Louise Rosencrantz
- Sarah Rosencrantz
- Rudy Schware and Betty Schware
- Tony Serra
- Emilio Siguenza
- Mario Siguenza
- Pablo Siguenza
- Maria Silva and Sergio Silva
- Fran Sonlat and George Sonlat
- Betsy Blom Stallinger
- Dave Stewart
- Carl Stits
- Lillie Stoneham
- Debra Stuart
- Eric Svahn
- Virginia Talbot
- Al Tanz and Freda Tanz
- Franc Texieria
- Mildred R. Thayer
- Lawrence Thibeaux
- Nate Thornton and Corine Thornton
- Irma Tuominen and Urho Tuominen
- Gene Turitz
- Bennie Walder
- Doris Brin Walker
- Molly Weintraub and Jack Weintraub
- David Willis
- Edy Withington
- Larry Wright
1991 Greetings to Comrade Hani
The People's Weekly World 1991 May Day Supplement page B2 included a list of signatories from the San Fransisco Day Club and Friends honoring Comrade Hani.
- Deena Beers
- Lee Brown
- Janet Carsten and Carl Carsten
- Mannie Brookman
- Elinore Dusedau
- Freda Fine
- Harold Fontaine
- Louise Gilbert
- Nora Jackson
- Harold Johnson
- Helen Kingsbury
- Dorothy Knerr
- Joy LaValley
- Bess Lueb
- Miriam Rothschild
- Anne Rose
- Ruth Seigel
- Walter Stack
- Mira Taylor
- Irma Tuominen and Urho Tuominen
- Helma Waldeck
- Bennie Walters
- Pete Winter
- Celia Yanish
- A Friend
- "May Day greetings to workers everywhere. Organize to defeat the right on November 5!" - Northern California Friends of the People's Weekly World
The following put their names to the greeting:
- Judy Ann Alberti
- Betty Bacon - possibly related to CPUSA member/writer David Bacon
- Carlos Barrera
- Californians for Justice - Oakland office
- Aaron Cohen
- Alice Correll
- Nina Deckert
- Libero Della Piana - CPUSA leader and PWW writer
- Richard Fallenbaum
- Miguel Espino
- Holly Fincke
- Freda Fine
- Amie Fishman
- Andres Garcia
- Louise Gilbert
- Ed Gore
- Rosa Halperin
- Lilo Heller - a listed member of the CPUSA (see her KW page)
- Harold Heller - inveterate letter writer to the editor of CPUSA newspapers over the years (put a "Condolences for Time Wheeler and Family" notice in the PWW. Jan. 30, 1993, Page 19, along with his wife, Lilo Heller)
- Jane Hodes
- Mike Horowitz
- Danny Hosang
- Cobie Howard
- David Laub
- Edith Laub
- Sasha Magee
- Tuz Mende
- Joan Mocine
- Michael Napp
- Rosalinda Palacios
- Bob Patenaude
- Noel Rabinowitz
- Sharon Rose - a "Sharon Rose" was active in the leftist "Jews for Urban Justice" in the Washington, D.C. area in the 1970's.
- Gail Ryall
- Mildred Schoenberter
- Les Schoenberger
- Gretchen Schuessler
- Ruth Seigel
- Ben Walder
- Bonnie Weiss
- PWW, Sep. 21 1996 page 2
- PWW, Dec.6 1997 page 2
- People's Weekly World/People's World, November, 2010, Events section."Keynote speaker: journalist and author Amy B. Dean, author of "A New New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement. Dean will speaker on the relationship between media and democracy and the role of radical activism in rebuilding the labor movement,
- PWW September 23, 2000, page 2
- N. Calif. PWW banquet raises $ 11,000, by: Evelina Alarcon, December 7 2001
- , N. Calif. PWW call: Unity against Bush clones, by: Marilyn Bechtel October 25 2002
- PWW, Youth, unions in spotlight at PWW banquet, October 23 2003
- PWW, Raising spirits and funds from coast to coast. by: Special to the World December 19 2003
- [http://www.peoplesworld.org/n-calif-pww-banquet-says-beat-back-bush/, PWN. Calif. PWW banquet says: Beat back Bush!by: Special to the World October 15 2004]
- N. Calif. PWW event raises $10,000; Honors peace and justice groups,by: Marilyn Bechtel November 18 2005
- http://www.peoplesworld.org/saluting-the-people-s-struggle-and-the-pww/ PW, Saluting the peoples struggle and the PWW by: Dan Margolis December 21 2007]
- Special May Day Supplement of the People's Weekly World, Saturday May 6, 2000
- Special May Day 1966 Supplement of the People's Weekly World, P. L.