By Jacob Bourne The San Francisco Labor Council, with help from the San Mateo Labor Council and union affiliates, recently organized a food pantry at Yerba Buena Gardens for 2,300 striking hotel workers. Marriott workers with Unite Here Local 2 have been striking for 44 days, demanding affordable healthcare, livable wages, breaks and safer conditions.…

Ethical Chef: Pumpkin Pie It’s that time of year. Thanksgiving is around the corner and the family is coming to town. The smell of turkey is in the air. There’s a little cranberry sauce on the side and a big scoop of stuffing with your name on it. But remember to save room for dessert. This…

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Steelworkers finally secured their pay increase. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: “After about four months of contentious negotiations, the United Steelworkers announced on Tuesday a new four-year labor contract covering about 16,000 U.S. Steel workers. The contract, which takes effect immediately, includes a 14 percent wage boost over four years and maintains the union’s health care coverage —…

For some firefighters, there is no home to return to after bravely battling the ongoing wildfires. ABC10 reports: “Union officials say at least 39 firefighters lost their homes as they tried to protect thousands of others from two deadly California wildfires. International Association of Fire Fighters state service representative Tim Aboudara said Sunday that dozens…

The world of labor has absorbed its share of body blows in 2018. We’ve already run down our list of men, women and campaigns who have done us no favors. But the news isn’t all bad. In the spirit of looking at the labor world through slightly rosier lenses, we found some decidedly good eggs…

2018 saw its share of bad players. As the stock market skyrocketed, the rich got richer while the marginalized continued to struggle to stay afloat. Attacks on the rights of working men and women increased, and to top things off, the price of beer may very well shoot up thanks to a certain president’s trade…

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