San Francisco’s Labor Movement is Stuck in Neutral

Posted August 30, 2005 by Randy Shaw

As Labor Day approaches, organized labor in San Francisco has sunk to an all-time low level of political influence. The stirring national debate about labor’s future that SEIU President Andrew Stern initiated has not been replicated locally, and local unions
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Update from SFPeople’s Organization

Posted August 30, 2005 by Staff Writer

On June 11, many San Franciscans were part of the historic Founding Convention of the San Francisco Peoples’ Organization (SFPO). That was over two months ago, and you may be wondering what’s happening now. The Convention brought together over 400
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MUNI Fare Strike Announced, Will Start Thursday

Posted August 30, 2005 by Emily Alpert

On Monday, activists held a press conference at the corner of 24th and Mission to protest the second MUNI fare hike since 2003. The 25-cent increase was approved this spring by MUNI’s governing body, the Municipal Transportation Agency, which has
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Dennis Herrera: The Teflon City Attorney

Posted August 29, 2005 by Randy Shaw

City Attorney Dennis Herrera faces no opposition for re-election in November, getting a free ride in what once was a hotly-contested office. Herrera has succeeded in avoiding public criticism during his initial four years, though a federal judge recently found
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