Labor Movement Backs UNITE HERE Against SEIU Raids

Posted June 30, 2009 by Randy Shaw

In a dramatic blow to SEIU’s efforts to raid UNITE HERE members and jurisdictions, 15 of the nation’s leading unions pledged Monday to provide UNITE HERE with “material and moral” support. Before a wildly cheering and upbeat crowd of 700,
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Afghanistan: No Exit Plan, No Exit, No End

Posted June 30, 2009 by Robert S. Becker

Still Crazy After All These Years There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but our government can’t find one to quit Afghanistan. Nor propose a truce. Nor, after seven brutal years, disclose an exit strategy, despite recent legislation
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Slow But Steady Progress on City Budget

Posted June 30, 2009 by Paul Hogarth

Not much happened at yesterday’s Budget Committee, as Supervisor John Avalos heads into negotiations today with Mayor Gavin Newsom. Stay tuned for the real fireworks at tomorrow’s final Budget session – which starts at 9:00 a.m. The Supervisors, however, took
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The Devil Made Her Do It

Posted June 30, 2009 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

It’s like a bad scene out of a grade B horror flick or a front-page story in one of those sleazy supermarket rags, only it’s not funny: the Rev. Patricia McKinney and other elders of the Manifested Glory Ministries in
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L.A. Needs a Full-Time Mayor

Posted June 29, 2009 by Anthony Asadullah Samad

Ed. Note: With Gavin Newsom under growing criticism for neglecting San Francisco as he runs for Governor, this piece by a prominent Los Angeles activist about their Mayor’s recent decision not to enter the race should interest Beyond Chron readers.
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Supes to Decide Fate of Ellis Eviction Defense

Posted June 29, 2009 by Randy Shaw

The Budget Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will decide this week whether to add back funding for the city’s only program that provides free legal representation to tenants facing Ellis Act evictions. Run by the Tenderloin Housing
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