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 A rally led by United Educators of San Francisco took place on January 29 in front of City Hall, bringing together hundreds of teachers, parents, students and activists, who demanded $60 million to raise educator’s incomes to a livable wage. The demonstration came in the midst of a court battle involving Proposition…

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.…

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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.…