State of Resistance: Labor Will Double Down in Trump Era

Posted January 26, 2017 by Bobbi Murray

(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main) California’s labor laws are stronger than federal regulations in most areas, including the minimum wage, paid sick leave, overtime for agricultural workers and domestic worker rights. The state also leads the national
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Betsy DeVos and the Problem of Institutional Racism

Posted January 26, 2017 by Diane Ravitch

Bill Boyle notices a fact that has been obvious to everyone except corporate reformers for the past 15 years: almost every school that is labeled “failing” enrolls mostly children of color. In Michigan, the home state of Betsy DeVos, every
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Turning the Marches Into a Movement

Posted January 26, 2017 by Peter Dreier, Donald Cohen

// // // // Saturday’s day of protest—against Donald Trump and for women’s equality—was successful in two significant ways. First, it was the largest one-day protest in American history. Based on news reports from cities around the country, as many
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Supes Consider Landmark SRO Reform (Updated)

Posted January 23, 2017 by

On January 23, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee (Supervisors Cohen, Sheehy and Peskin) approved housing legislation likely to have the biggest impact in 2017: a reform to the city’s Residential Hotel Unit Conversion and Demolition Ordinance
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37-Year Mission Tenant, Spouse Battle OMI Eviction

Posted January 23, 2017 by Stephen P. Booth, Esq.

Bad Faith OMIs On the Rise Juan Carlos Ramirez has lived in his Mission District home for 37- years. Although he and his wife Rebecca Suval are parents to a fragile infant of 2 pounds an 10 ounces born at
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