Posts Tagged: labor

California’s Epic Housing Fail

California’s Epic Housing Fail

Posted August 25, 2016 by

California will not be spending $400 million for affordable housing this year, thanks to a mammoth strategic screw-up that should embarrass a state with a Democratic Governor and Democratic-controlled Legislature. While the legislative session has not ended, the deal conditioning
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Fight for $15 – Will AFL-CIO Jump In?

Fight for $15 – Will AFL-CIO Jump In?

Posted November 11, 2015 by

There are only two flashpoints in American history where labor unions became center stage in politics. I will call these “Big Bang” moments because they propelled the American Federation of Labor (AFL) after 1886 and the Committee for Industrial Organization
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After Slaying “Monster,” Activists Seek Affordable Housing

Highway Named for John Burton, Progressive Hero

SF Nursing Home Calls Cops on Strikers

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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Rosie the Riveter Walks SF Picket Line

Rosie the Riveter Walks SF Picket Line

Posted October 30, 2014 by Carl Finamore

Amid all the bustling and hustling of rush-hour traffic in the center of San Francisco’s financial district, several dozen UNITE-HERE Local 2 protestors began walking a picket line at one of the city’s premier luxury accommodations, the Paris-themed Le Meridien
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Move Over Keynes, Make Room for Marx

Move Over Keynes, Make Room for Marx

Posted September 25, 2014 by Carl Finamore

Capitalism is again in the cross hairs of global climate activists. To save the earth, declare young activists, we need earth-shaking change going beyond the narrow constraints of a system that unapologetically prioritizes profits over people. The clock is ticking
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AFL-CIO Should Be in Ferguson

AFL-CIO Should Be in Ferguson

Posted August 18, 2014 by

The weakness of organized labor is often attributed to its low numbers and they are low for sure. For example, AFL-CIO membership remained stagnant this year at 12.5 million even with the whopping addition last year of 1.3 million UFCW
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