James Richards

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Local Hiring Protesters Shadow UCSF Hospital Groundbreaking

    Protesters outside the UCSF VIP groundbreaking on Tuesday​This week, UCSF Mission Bay held groundbreaking ceremonies for its new children's, women's, and cancer hospitals -- a $1.5 billion complex being built on the edge of a neighborhood with the highest unemployment in San Francisco.Proponents o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Local Construction Jobs Not Hiring Locals, Study Reports

    ​This week's SF Weekly cover story highlights the rabble-rousing -- and sometimes downright offensive -- tactics of James Richards and the Aboriginal Blackmen United to secure their members jobs on local construction projects. Whatever one thinks of Richards' out-of-the-1960s mau-mauing attempts, ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2010

    Standing Up with the Aboriginal Blackmen United

    The rabble-rousers of the ABU have helped to achieve local hiring goals.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Union Rules Shut Down Solar Farm Construction

    Recurrent EnergyNo work today​In the rock-paper-scissors game of progressive political causes, union work rules beat renewable energy AND local hiring mandates, reports The Examiner today. Construction on the behind-schedule, massive Sunset Reservoir Solar Project was halted this week after labore ... More >>

  • News

    May 10, 1995

    Political Power

    The proposed Bayview-Hunters Point energy plant sparks a fight

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