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…

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…

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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…

We’re sure you recognize many of the acronyms in the above headline, but not to worry…we’ll decode the alphabet soup. Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), a day on which event organizers encourage people worldwide to help forge a more gender-balanced world by “celebrating women’s achievement, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality.…

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