Today, 70 teachers and 35 other public school employees will receive layoff notifications. If this year is anything like recent ones, though, almost all those employees will have their jobs back by the time school is back in session. The layoffs have become something of an annual rite of summer v ... More >>
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decree that telecommuting will no longer be allowed at the company is a terrible move for an executive who, in her short tenure, has otherwise done a great job turning the company around. That doesn't mean it's a simple problem. There are costs and benefits to telecommutin ... More >>
San Francisco will soon have the highest minimum wage in the nation starting Jan. 1, 2013 when employee paychecks increase by a whopping 31 cents to $10.55 per hour. Currently, the sometimes grumpy folks serving your sandwiches and making your coffee are generally earning $10.24 an hour. But risin ... More >>
What: Good Food Jobs Fair When: September 13th, 8am-12pm and 4pm-7pm Where: Food Craft Institute, Jack London Square, 65 Webster St, Oakland. Cost: Free The rundown: Feel like you have the passion and drive to make a difference in the world of food? Then print up a crisp new resume and bring it to t ... More >>
Support from UFCW Helps Mission Organics Win PermitSan Francisco's reputation as a union town was hard-won on the docks and picket lines of the 1930s. Less violence accompanied the city being known as a haven for pot-smoking freaks, but it took the carnage of the AIDS epidemic for San Francisco to b ... More >>
As of January 1, 2011, San Francisco's minimum wage went up from $9.92 to $10.24, which now makes it the nation's highest. California state's federal minimum wage is $8 -- that means San Franciscans are paid 28 percent more than minimum-wage workers in other Bay Area cities -- and the federal mi ... More >>
This being election season means it's also jobs season. Jobs are on the lips of every politician worth his or her soft money -- from Barack Obama's jobs plan to Mayor Ed Lee's own Wilsonesque 17-point jobs plan (in some ways eerily similar to the 17-point jobs plan offered in June by mayoral oppo ... More >>
Look for the union labelSan Francisco is known as a union town and a city rich with medical cannabis dispensaries. It was only a matter of time before the two intersected. A year after United Food and Commercial Workers began organizing medical cannabis operations in Oakland and Marin County, Gra ... More >>
It's worse than a reality show Update: Union leaders deny leaking tentative deal to press ahead of time. Read more after jump. Muni operators overwhelmingly rejected a contract agreement last night -- and are squarely placing the blame on a Muni spokesman. As the Chron notes this morning, union o ... More >>
Pay raises won't help close the budget gapClosing a multimillion-dollar budget deficit is no easy task -- and handing out raises to elected officials will only make it that much harder. The Examiner reports today that in the face of a $300 million budget crisis, the Civil Service Commission has r ... More >>
It's worse than you think.So you think the Bay Area's newspapers are bad now - they are only going to get worse. A new survey shows that local newspapers will continue to strip away what little staff and resources they have left. Newspapers will get leaner, despite the fact that they have already ... More >>
Meanwhile, over at the pot dispensary...Don't smoke that! Get a union man to smoke that! San Francisco is a famous union town, a reputation won on the docks. But this isn't the 1930s, and "budtenders" at cannabis dispensaries aren't the spitting image of striking longshoremen. Still, organi ... More >>
Counting workers -- whoops! -- can be hardYesterday we reported on the pending augmentation of San Francisco's minimum wage to $9.92 an hour. Yet when we tried to find out how many city workers would be benefiting from the new minimum wage -- well, that's maximum labor. It appears no one in the c ... More >>
A fight between two unions here could set the course of the U.S. labor movement.
A number of work rules that may have made sense when this bus was new are still in Muni's union contract...As many folks steaming on Muni know, the drivers' union last week spurned concessions that would have saved the city some $15 million -- while accepting city charter-mandated raises for $8 m ... More >>
Word from the Chronicle newsroom came SF Weekly's way this afternoon that the paper's "after Labor Day" layoff date is right here, right now. Newspaper employees were informed less than an hour ago that the paper is, once again, downsizing. A bulletin was sent out by the Newspaper Guild that Chro ... More >>
Will HarperIf ever you were looking to keep Gavin Newsom away, scare up a picket line Employees of the University of California vociferously protesting proposed fee hikes and furlough days had an unforeseen consequence on the plans of one Mayor Gavin Newsom -- who may or may not have a Santa Clara U ... More >>
Service Employees International President Andy Stern today advanced a threat to dismantle the union's 150,000-member Northern California health care affiliate, announcing plans to move some 65,000 workers into a new group dedicated solely to providers of long-term nursing care. The move is seen in ... More >>
The Guild is up against a cost-cutting mogul and declining revenues, but the union continues to seek converts
The union boss has once more escaped punishment for funds diversion
The secret deal worked out between SEIU bosses and nursing home owners denies union members the right to speak out, strike, or protect patients
Why it's unlikely there'll be a strike at the Chronicle this summer
Secretly, don't you hope the hospitality multinationals crush those loud, annoying, striking hotel workers? Find out. Take the quiz.
Muni union official suspended over racy book on whoremongering past; sexual harassment alleged
San Francisco bike messengers hit some nasty economic potholes as they struggle to unionize
Shake, Rattle, and Roll;Musical Notes;Puni, Unlike Muni, Keeps Rolling Along
The city's new weight discrimination law is badly reasoned, legally defective, costly, and bad for public health
Organizer out of work after bucking SEIU 790's Willie Brown lovefest
Union leaders endorsed Willie Brown, but the rank and file has other ideas
What's really wrong with Muni? For starters, one third of its employees don't show up to work, causing systemwide delays and costing the agency more that $20 million a year in overtime. First in a two-part special report
There's a new and nasty labor-management war. Health care is the battlefield. San Francisco is the front line.
San Francisco is spending $5 million on a flag-waving, candy-bar-giving, feel-good course called Express to Success, hoping it will move welfare recipients into jobs. But no one is measuring the success -- or failure -- of the program itself.
With a new (powerful) champion in Silicon Valley, a recent court victory, and ranks that continue to swell by the day, long-beleaguered "contract workers" have reason to believe their house may not be so bleak after all.
Integrated Health Services of Maryland puts its stock in Brown
The Wobblies set out to organize temporary workers
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