Laura Thomas

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Like Drugs? Like Unions? Join the Drug-Users Union.

    ‚ÄčOn Tuesday, we reported how, in San Francisco, even drug-users have a union. The nascent drug-users union got a major jump-start this year thanks to a one-year, $35,000 grant from the Drug Policy Alliance. The union exists, ostensibly, "to organize drug-users and help them have a voice and a say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    In San Francisco, Even the Drug-Users Have a Union

    San Francisco, for those who don't know, is a union town. And now the city has one more group hoping to push for its interests via strength in numbers: Drug users. A San Francisco Drug-Users Union, operated by the Harm Reduction Therapy Center is now on the scene, bankrolled by a one-year grant: a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Some of the 'Reporters Whose Names You Know' Leaving the Chronicle...

    On Friday, longtime San Francisco Chronicle fashion editor Sylvia Rubin noted that it was the last day at Fifth and Mission for "a lot of veteran reporters whose names you know."More than 80 Chron union workers have applied for a buyout, and guild rep Carl T. Hall -- who took the offer as well -- fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Older Chronicle Employees Taking the Buyout; Depressing 'Goodbye Party' Scheduled for Friday

    This cake is part of your severance packageBlindfold? Cigarette? Buyout? Perhaps 50 union employees at the San Francisco Chronicle -- most of them from the paper's editorial side -- aren't waiting for the axe to drop and have already agreed to accept a buyout, says one of the paper's guild represent ... More >>

  • News

    March 19, 1997

    Men Behaving Viciously

    How ACT UP San Francisco spreads spit, fake blood, used cat litter, and potentially deadly misinformation through the AIDS community

  • News

    February 19, 1997

    The AIDS Civil War

    The promise of a new treatment has opened a painful divide

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