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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Claudia Haas, Lita Blanc, and Rose Curreri celebrate the victory

SF Teachers’ Union Elects New Leadership

Posted May 28, 2015 by Tom Edminster

On Tuesday, May 19, members of United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) — the 6,000-member union representing San Francisco public-school teachers, teachers’ aides, librarians, social workers, and nurses — elected Lita Blanc as their new president. This was an upset
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The low-wage worker movement has grown dramatically over recent years.

McDonald’s Workers Confront Shareholders

Posted May 21, 2015 by Deirdre Fulton

‘McDonald’s workers are rightly bringing the fight for $15 an hour and the right to form a union to their employer’s doorstep.’ Calling for higher wages and fairer treatment, McDonald’s cooks and cashiers will gather with progressive leaders on Wednesday
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