SEIU Places UHW in Trusteeship

Posted January 28, 2009 by Randy Shaw

Charging Sal Rosselli and UHW’s leadership with “financial malpractice and efforts to subvert democracy,” SEIU President Andy Stern placed UHW–its third largest local– in trusteeship yesterday. Stern’s action comes a day after UHW announced it was rejecting SEIU’s conditions for
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San Francisco’s Fiscal Straitjacket

Posted January 28, 2009 by Paul Hogarth

The Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 last night to pass an emergency ordinance – laying the groundwork for a June special election to raise revenue. San Francisco faces a $576 million deficit for the next fiscal year, which will mean
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Supes Struggle With De-Appropriation

Posted January 28, 2009 by Jacob Schneider

Facing over $8 million in imminent cuts in city funding, San Francisco public health organizations came before the Board of Supervisors yesterday afternoon to support one last reprieve: a proposal to replace the public health cuts with $8 million in
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“I Heard That”: Thoughts on the Inauguration

Posted January 28, 2009 by Rochelle Metcalfe

CONGRATULATIONS, MR. PRESIDENT! Tears streamed down my face, heart bursting with joy and pride when BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA took the oath of office to become the 44th President of the nation. AT LAST he’d crossed the FINISH line (flashback to
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Feingold Introduces Constitutional Amendment

Posted January 28, 2009 by Paul Hogarth

Amid the Rod Blagojevich scandal and the David Patterson embarrassment, U.S. Senator Russ Feingold has introduced a Constitutional Amendment that would strip the power of Governors to appoint Senators in case of a vacancy – requiring instead that the state
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