A consortium of labor groups this week moved to ask for -- and fund -- a recount in the razor-thin loss of labor leader F.X. Crowley in the District 7 race. This move was not unanticipated. But its cost remains uncertain. The San Francisco Labor Council was quoted as estimating a price tag exceeding ... More >>
Just a month ago, angry museum workers had flooded the deYoung and Legion of Honor buildings, barricading the entrances, and giving the public (and management) a performance of a lifetime. Some 19 workers were arrested, and it appeared that a signed contract was nowhere near.But that was last month, ... More >>
Well, this is odd. The City Attorney's Office is having some trouble getting consumers to come down to City Hall and claim their free money.So now we're publicizing it: If you've been ripped off by payday loans, here's your opportunity to get some of your hard-earned cash back. Today, City Attorney ... More >>
Luke ThomasSheriff Ross Mirkarimi was supposed to appear in court today, but his attorney is now telling reporters he will be arraigned Thursday on domestic violence charges. Mirkarimi was booked into his own county jail on Friday on three misdemeanor counts of battery, child endangerment, and at ... More >>
Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerIt was only a matter of time before San Francisco politicians and activists began weighing in on the pitched battle over union power in Wisconsin. Even more so here than in most states and cities, labor is an essential factor in all political equations. So is it that un ... More >>
The city is awash in red ink, thanks to billion-dollar benefit giveaways and our politicians' lack of will.
Not in Oakland you're not...Bay Area labor groups plan to picket the Israeli container ship, Zim Shenzhen, June 20 when it is scheduled to arrive at 5:30 am in the port of Oakland, said local longshoreman Jack Heyman."South Africa, Norway, Sweden, are going to be following suit," Heyman said. "Th ... More >>
Since its labor contract expired in August 2009, hotel workers' union Unite Here Local 2 has spent months waving signs in hotel-visitors' faces and generally causing a ruckus (this is, after all, how labor actions work) in its efforts to win a new labor contract. Tired of this crap, this week the ... More >>
For the past two weeks, the progressives on the Board of Supervisors have been falling all over themselves to protect the jobs of health department workers who belong to SEIU Local 1021. Why are lefty board members going to such lengths to protect these jobs in the midst of a financial meltdo ... More >>
See you on the waterfrontThis Sunday, July 5, San Francisco's International Longshore and Warehouse Union will hold a procession to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Bloody Thursday, the clash between police and striking longshoremen during the city's 1934 General Strike that led to a permanent lo ... More >>
San Francisco likely won't be outsourcing any jobs in the near futureThe issue of contracting out city services to private firms has long been the third-rail of San Francisco politics. Even though outsourcing would save taxpayers a lot of money, the city's supervisors almost never approve a departm ... More >>
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The Ingleside police station, where Sgt. John V. Young was killed in 1971The president of San Francisco's police union railed against supervisors Eric Mar and Sophie Maxwell today for their sponsorship of a resolution asking that charges be dropped against the seven men charged with killing a city p ... More >>
At Guantanamo, hunger strikes don't end earlyThis just in from the San Francisco Labor Council: Apparently a group of workers have broken off their fast at Sen. Dianne Feinstein's local office on Post Street. The workers' hunger strike was the latest in a series of local events and rallies organized ... More >>
Three wishes, Dianne!If Sen. Dianne Feinstein is susceptible to gong-accompanied incantations, then opponents of the union-bolstering bill currently wending its way through the U.S. Congress had best take warning.Noon today marked the end of a 24-hour vigil organized by local labor groups to s ... More >>
The city's new New Deal: Privatizing public parks
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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.
Why is the Democratic Party elite backing an underqualified party operative for the local judiciary?
Roberta Achtenberg bristles when anyone dares say that Williw Brown is the one who gets things done. "I have gotten things done my entire life, right?" she says, citing when her accomplishments as a law school dean, her 800-page book on sexual orientatio