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,…

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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…

By Paul Burton The City Council in Daly City voted recently to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by January 2021. After a second vote January 14, San Mateo County’s most populous city will join San Mateo, Belmont, and Redwood City in passing a minimum wage ordinance that brings minimum…

By Jacob Bourne Martin Luther King Jr. had said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” This and many other quotes by Dr. King were echoed by those who filled the Marriott Marquis Ballroom on January 21 for the annual MLK Labor and Community Breakfast, hosted by the San Francisco Labor Council.…