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…

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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…

By Angel Johnson Labor Day is here, and as the holiday weekend approaches, many of us get to relax and enjoy our time off with family and friends. Labor Day is an occasion to loosen up and relax, but it is also a time to reflect on the accomplishments that hard-working Americans have contributed to…

By Tim Paulson, Executive Director San Francisco Labor Council and Cherri Senders, President Labor 411

As we digest the bitter national election, we must acknowledge that the holidays are here, and Bay Area residents have more than earned the opportunity to enjoy the yuletide spirit. 

By Kelly Ross

Every year San Francisco is host to one of the largest celebrations of labor around – Laborfest! The month-long festival began on July 5 – the anniversary of “Bloody Thursday,” the 1934 incident that gave way to the San Francisco General Strike that shut down the entire city and inspired thousands of skilled trades workers to join the labor movement – and runs through the end of the month.

By Sandy Southivilay

Valentines’ Day is near and you should already be planning what to do with your special someone. There’s no shortage of fun things to do when living in San Francisco. In fact, there is so much to do that we’ve narrowed it down to the top 3 romantic date spots to take your special someone. Whether you’re taking a stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge or having a nice, quiet dinner at one of our preferred union restaurants, rejoice in the time you’re spending with your special date and do so supporting good jobs and wages.