Employees of the tech company, Kickstarter, are officially unionizing. The Verge reports: “The staff of Kickstarter announced plans to unionize today. If recognized, Kickstarter would be the first major tech company with union representation in the United States. Members of the union, which goes by Kickstarter United, say they want to improve inclusivity and transparency…

Seedings have been assigned, brackets are filled out and nobody seems to care much about anything else. It must be March Madness, the college basketball tournament that spikes everybody’s interest, from the most rabid fan to those who pick winners based on their favorite color. Wall-to-wall basketball is certainly an occasion for throwing a viewing…

Mess with one UNITE HERE organizer and you draw the wrath of the entire team. The Hyatt Andaz in West Hollywood learned this lesson the hard way last week when workers left their job for a one-day strike over the arrest of an organizer at the property one week earlier. Nerexda Soto, who is working…

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By Paul Burton San Francisco Mayor London Breed signed legislation January 18 mandating the City to enter into a Citywide Project Labor Agreement with the San Francisco Building Trades Council for Public Works or improvement projects. The signing took place at the Plumbers Local 38 union hall. Under the leadership of San Francisco Building and…

A bill to pay Maine teachers a $40,000 minimum wage has made it out of committee despite unanimous Republican opposition. The Press Herald reports: “A bill that would increase minimum teacher pay in Maine to $40,000 passed out of the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on a 6-4 party line vote Wednesday. Democrats backed…

Workers at a 123 year old craft beer brewery have voted yes to a union. The San Francisco Chronicle reports: “Workers at Anchor Brewing Co. voted to unionize Wednesday. Employees at the production facility at 1705 Mariposa St. voted 31-16 to organize with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Workers across the street at Anchor…

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