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.…

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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,…

By Jacob Bourne The San Francisco Labor Council, along with Jobs with Justice and the Campaign for a Healthy California, convened a panel on September 24 at the Plumbers UA38 Hall in San Francisco to discuss healthcare justice. Moderator Rudy Gonzalez, executive director of the San Francisco Labor Council, commenced the discussion by highlighting the…

By Jacob Bourne This week, Governor Jerry Brown convened the Global Climate Summit to demonstrate California’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement. Held at Moscone Center South in San Francisco, the summit featured dozens of speakers including world leaders, celebrities, business leaders and heads of advocacy organizations. Thousands listened and participated in discussions while scores…

By Jacob Bourne Representatives of the San Francisco Labor Council joined thousands of other demonstrators who marched from the Embarcadero Plaza to City Hall for the Labor will Rise, Climate Jobs & Justice event on September 8. The march was aimed at getting politicians to take bolder action regarding rising global temperatures and climate change.…

By Willie Adams & Rudy Gonzalez When we talk about climate change, sea level rise, and earthquake preparedness here in San Francisco, we rarely talk about labor. On this Labor Day, as we embark on one of the biggest and most important infrastructure projects in our generation – strengthening the Embarcadero Seawall – we want…