By Paul Burton California Democratic Party (CDP) delegates elected Los Angeles labor leader Rusty Hicks as chairman of the state party at its convention in San Francisco June 2. Hicks is the president of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and was endorsed by dozens of labor unions and elected officials. At a meeting…

San Francisco and the surrounding area offers numerous opportunities for fun while also supporting good union jobs. From fine dining to City institutions, you can make it a fun (union) day Cow Palace Just across the San Francisco border in Daly City sits the historic Cow Palace. Check out conventions, concerts and other fun events.…

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By Jacob Bourne On April 10, AFSCME Local 3299 staged a single-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike against University of California, charging the school system with unlawful interference with workers’ rights. The strikes took place at UC Centers across the state including at UCSF Parnassus Medical Center in San Francisco and the UCLA Medical Center…

This is part of a series highlighting the efforts of organized labor and featured in Labor 411’s print directories. Click here to order your copy and support Labor 411! By Oren Peleg The University of California (UC) has been expanding a troublesome practice – the hiring of contractors. That means the work of full-time UC employees…

There figures to be something to satisfy pretty much every palate at the 62nd San Francisco International Film Festival which begins April 10 and runs through April 23 at locations around the Bay Area. For those of you who like a little labor with your cinema – and we know you’re out there! – mark…

By Jacob Bourne Described as “the most influential person you may have never heard of,” acclaimed community organizer and activist Heather Booth led a discussion following the screening of the documentary – appropriately titled Heather Booth – that chronicles her life’s work on March 23 in San Francisco. “When I asked how to get organized,…

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…