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…

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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…

By Jacob Bourne An animated gathering of labor activists and speakers filled a banquet hall for the San Francisco Labor Council’s Pre-Labor Day Breakfast on August 30 at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in San Francisco. Keynote Speaker Sara Nelson, International President of Association of Flight Attendants CWA, attributed the existence of Labor Day to…

Labor celebrations are plentiful in the Bay Area. Join in solidarity! San Francisco Labor Council Annual Pre-Labor Day Breakfast When: Friday, Aug. 30 at 8 a.m. Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway 1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco Admission: $75. For a table of 10, $750 Sara Nelson, international president of the Flight Attendants union will…

The Labor Day weekend traditionally signifies the end of summer. But while we’re taking it easy, getting together with family and friends, or otherwise enjoying a well-earned day off, we should all remember a very basic fact. Labor Day is a holiday created by – and for – the labor movement that recognizes the contributions…

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