Chinese Progressive Association

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Win David Chiu's Money? Come On Down!

    Not long ago, we wrote about how members of the Board of Supervisors have allotted themselves $100,000 apiece to sprinkle about their districts as they see fit. On the one hand, it's hard to argue against playgrounds and sunshine and happiness and other such things the supes have pushed money toward ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    "Wage Theft" Hearing: Supervisors Target Businesses that Stiff Workers on Back Pay

    ​San Francisco supervisors plan to hold a hearing tomorrow on how the city can crack down on "wage theft" -- the practice of employers stiffing workers for overtime, sick pay, or even minimum wage.Supervisors David Campos and Eric Mar are sponsoring the hearing, which will take place at 10 a.m. in ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2010

    The Identity Card

    Voting by race has made the city's political representation more Asian. It could be what puts 33-year-old Jane Kim on the board of supervisors.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Report of Chinatown Worker Abuse Echoes 2004 Film

    Our favorite morsel from the Web. Last week press reports referenced the study by the Chinese Progressive Association documenting worker abuses in Chinatown restaurants. The study -- "Check, Please!" - lacked the bubbly blonde Leslie Sbrocco (host of the KQED viewer review show with a similar nam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Foxxconn Protestors Flashmob San Francisco Apple Store

    A crowd of at least 100 people gathered outside the Union Square Apple store yesterday evening for what may be the first large scale American protest of Foxxconn, a Chinese factory that produces iPads and iPhones.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Push to Organize SF Transit Riders Proving Difficult

    Flickr user soyunterroristaDave Snyder, organizer of transit riders​Last month's well-publicized service rollbacks at Muni were long anticipated by unhappy bus riders, motorists and regular transit activists, but at least one man has tried to capitalize on the transit agency's woes. Longtime trans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Is Sweeping Smoking Ban Headed for S.F.?

    vanessa d./YelpMedjool would be seriously impacted.​We're proponents of smoking fish, swine, tomatoes, and peppers ― but Camel Lights? These days, not so much. There was a time long ago when a fog of cigarette smoke hanging up around the rafters of a dive bar implied authenticity, effectivel ... More >>

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    March 7, 2007
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