Labor & Education

Chuck Reed, former Mayor of San Jose. Photo: San Jose Library

Grim Official Estimates on 2016 Pension Cutting Measure

Posted August 10, 2015 by Bill Raden

On Tuesday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris will release the official title and summary that will appear on the 2016 ballot for former San Jose mayor Chuck Reed’s latest statewide public-sector pension cutting initiative. That language will finally end speculation
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photo by NUHW. SF Cops Called to Peaceful Picket.

SF Nursing Home Calls Cops on Strikers

Posted July 23, 2015 by

A lively San Francisco picket line of 50 caregivers from the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) began their one-day strike of San Francisco Nursing Center (SFNC) in the very early morning hours of Wednesday, July 22, 2015. NUHW negotiator
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The Problem With School Boards

Posted June 18, 2015 by Mat Catastrophe

In the last couple of weeks, two stories floated into my periphery that, when taken together, begin to paint a solidly depressing picture of where we’re headed as a country. They deal with our public schools (or, perhaps, what is
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