By Jacob Bourne A rally led by United Educators of San Francisco took place on January 29 in front of City Hall, bringing together hundreds of teachers, parents, students and activists, who demanded $60 million to raise educator’s incomes to a livable wage. The demonstration came in the midst of a court battle involving Proposition…

By Jacob Bourne Martin Luther King Jr. had said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” This and many other quotes by Dr. King were echoed by those who filled the Marriott Marquis Ballroom on January 21 for the annual MLK Labor and Community Breakfast, hosted by the San Francisco Labor Council.…

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As 2018 draws to a close, let’s all celebrate the holiday season by enjoying the magic of the Bay Area. Below are some great holiday events that will keep your family and friends smiling and feeling the joyous spirit of the season. Best of all, these events take place at venues that support good jobs.…

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.…

With a new contract, more than 48,000 workers across 22 union Locals will continue to “thrive” in their jobs at Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser Permanente has reached and agreement on a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Alliance of Health Care Unions (AHCU). The agreement concludes negotiations that began in May and were among the largest…

By Paul Burton Members of Service Employees International Union-United Service Workers West (SEIU-USWW) rallied at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) October 2 to demand living wages for airline workers. SEIU-USWW represents over 4,000 workers in California, including security officers, sky caps, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, janitors, and ramp and ground crews for subcontractors ABM, Prospect,…