Despite all the woes of being a small business in San Francisco (HealthySF, insane fees, high rent, strict regulations entitled Yelp reviewers, etc.), working at a mom-and-pop shop in the city is actually a pretty sweet gig, according to a new report. Just in time for Small Business Week, which st ... More >>
Even Botoxed models register shock at how expensive food has gotten.According to USA Today, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported that the price of food eaten at home -- as opposed to in restaurants -- increased 4.7 percent from June 2010 to 2011. According to the bureau's national ... 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 >>
The city is awash in red ink, thanks to billion-dollar benefit giveaways and our politicians' lack of will.
Men's Health says San Fran is toothpicky.And it's not is not necessarily a compliment.But let's start with the facts. Men's Health magazine looked at some stats in American cities, including the percentage of people overweight; the percentage of people with type 2 diabetes; and the percentage of ... More >>
Segregation and racism are used to pit black and Latino carpenters against each other at a low-income-housing site
Week of 12-13-06
News media have abandoned the labor beat and missed a story of global financial import: the looming possibility of a longshoremen's strike at West Coast ports
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.
The Wobblies set out to organize temporary workers