Tag Archives: San Francisco

More Seattles, Please

More Seattles, Please by Shamus Cooke, April 17, 2014
Shamus Cooke

You’d think unions would accept the enthusiastic public support for a $15 minimum wage as a gift-wrapped campaign sent from the heavens. If unions organized campaigns for $15 nationwide, they’d win the support and admiration of hundreds of thousands, who would then be ripe for joining. A labor movement on life support would receive a […]

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SEIU Files S.F. Ballot Plan For $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage

2014-0412
John Coté

Reposted from SFGate.com So much for Mayor Ed Lee‘s consensus approach. Preempting the mayor, a group of labor activists led by Service Employees International Union Local 1021 filed documents with city’s Department of Elections on Monday to place a proposal on the November ballot to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour – the […]

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The SF LGBT Pride Committee Has Nothing to Be Proud of Over Bradley Manning

2013-04-29
Adam Richmond

Glenn Greenwald’s article in The Guardian titled “Bradley Manning is off limits at SF Gay Pride parade, but corporate sleaze is embraced” (4/27/13) has internationally publicized the cowardly decision of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee to rescind its election of political prisoner U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal […]

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Corporate Tax Breaks and Jobs

2012-12-15
Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer

It has become an entrenched trend: corporations approach government officials and demand tax breaks, threatening to abandon the city, state or country if the politicians are not forthcoming. In 2011, for example, in San Francisco, Twitter demanded a tax break as a condition for locating in the city and won a $22 million break over […]

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The San Francisco Propositions: A Working Class View

2012-11-06
Workers Action

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“NO!” means “NO!” EDU response to Tentative Agreement

2012-08-07_EDU
Workers Action

Workers Action Introduction The following statement was produced by Educators for a Democratic Union (EDU), a progressive caucus in the San Francisco teachers union, United Educators of San Francisco (UESF). After enumerating a series of concessions recently negotiated by UESF in bargaining a tentative agreement, the EDU caucus statement correctly urges all UESF members to […]

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March 1 Day of Action: Defend Education and Social Services

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Workers Action

  Thursday, March 1, 2012   4:00 – 6:00 pm   San Francisco Civic Center   (Polk Street and Grove Street) (more…)

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Condemn Use of U.S. Military to Escort Scab Grain Ship

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Workers Action

San Francisco Labor Council Resolution Adopted January 9, 2012 by Unanimous Vote Whereas, EGT, a joint venture led by multinational grain giant Bunge, agreed to hire union Longshoremen when accepting millions in taxpayer funds to build a huge new grain exporting terminal at the Port of Longview WA, but once the terminal was built has […]

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VOTE NO on Proposition C and D: San Francisco

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Workers Action

San Francisco voters are being urged to vote for so-called pension reform proposals. The labor union officials, Mayor Lee and the Chamber of Commerce have been promoting Proposition C, which will increase the amount of money workers contribute to their pensions. Meanwhile, Jeff Adachi, a prominent city official, has placed a competing measure on the ballot that […]

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Unsafe At Any Speed: Another BART Police Shooting

Adam Richmond

Adam Richmond On Monday, July 11, 2011, approximately 250 people flooded the San Francisco Civic Center Station of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to protest the killing of Charles Hill. Hill, aged 45, a long time alcoholic and intoxicated at the time of being shot by an unnamed BART Transit cop. The cop reported that […]

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Justice Denied for Oscar Grant

Workers Action

Two years ago, with the election and inauguration of the first African American President, the corporate media in the U.S. was giddy with excitement that America had entered a post-racial era. The hollowness of that claim was revealed today with the sentencing of white transit policeman Johannes Mehserle for the killing of African American resident […]

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YES on Prop U – End the War in Iraq NO on Prop V – No Military Recruitment in Our Schools

Workers Action

CINDY SHEEHAN & COLONEL (RET.) ANN WRIGHT speak out for: YES on Prop U – End the War in Iraq NO on Prop V – No Military Recruitment in Our Schools Published on http://www.nomilitaryrecruitmentinourschools.org/press.html November 2, 2008 CINDY SHEEHAN & COLONEL (RET.) ANN WRIGHT speak out for: YES on Prop U – End the War […]

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How to Win!

Workers Action

By Bill Leumer In September 2004, the San Francisco Hotel and Restaurant Workers Union, Local 2 (UNITE HERE), went on strike against four out of the fourteen major hotels in the city. The union was in the process of negotiating a new contract with the hotel owners along the lines done in the past: a […]

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