When you start a new job, you expect to fill out a pile of paperwork relating to your employment. What you don’t expect is for your boss to slip in a document that effectively nullifies your rights as a worker Read More »
California’s healthcare unions are being reorganized. Again! The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), still the country’s second biggest union at just under 2 million members, has announced the creation of a new local union: statewide Local 2015 with 280,000 members, Read More »
Subject: A Moratorium on SF Jobs?
Re Housing on West Side; i.e. Richmond District
San Francisco is a peninsula. It can only take so much growth. If you believe job development, population growth, housing is a good thing go Read More »
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the 2015-16 budget this week, after the quietest budget process in years. Skyrocketing revenue has avoided the big budget fights, but key needs remain unmet. Limiting my choices to what Read More »
Had gay German director/writer/actor Rainer Werner Fassbinder not died of heart failure in 1982, he would have been 70 this year. Although this year’s Frameline program doesn’t offer a new Fassbinder work, there is a film which contains previously unseen Read More »
Consider this paragraph a holding action on the subject of getting blown away in America. While I write this dispatch, I’m waiting patiently for the next set of dispiriting killings in this country. And I have faith. Before I’m done, Read More »
Subject: An Ode to the Gay Best Friend
I am a gay man, and if anyone referred to me as their ‘gay best friend’, I would consider that a homophobic statement.
Really? How incredibly offensive. I’m glad Ms. Haberman has Read More »
Subject: The SF Examiner’s Real History
The Examiner’s headline would make you think that the whole 799 mile pipe line was blown up. In the first paragraph it said a 2 inch hole was discovered in the pipe line…
I Read More »