More than 30,000 San Franciscans are currently uninsured, and with a growing homeless population, the city needed to act quickly in implementing Mental Health SF, a law that would give San Franciscans access to 24/7 mental health resources. After an agreement between San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Supervisors Hillary Ronen and Matt Haney, Menta…

One day after the union representing 26,000 University of California Service and Patient Care workers mounted a statewide Unfair Labor Practice Strike over allegations of illegal outsourcing of UC jobs to low wage contractors, the UC Board of Regents today adopted a new system wide policy promising to insource more contract workers, provide them equal…

By Jacob Bourne A huge crowd gathered outside of Macy’s Union Square store in San Francisco on November 7 to rally for a contract that delivers quality health care plans for employees as well as fair working conditions. Represented by UFCW 5 and supported by other unionists such as SEIU 87, those marching in solidarity…

By Paul Burton The California State Senate passed the landmark Assembly Bill 5 on September 10 on a 29 – 11 vote. Both Bay Area State Senators Jerry Hill and Scott Wiener voted for the legislation that ensures workers misclassified as independent contractors will receive the basic protections as employees as outlined in the Dynamex…

By Jacob Bourne This year’s Labor Day holiday marked a historic gathering of labor advocates from the Bay Area and beyond. The first Labor Day Together! picnic was held at Snow Park in Oakland, bridging the gap between four counties represented by the San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo Labor Councils who organized…

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