UNITE HERE Local 2 Prepares for Contract Fight

Posted July 31, 2009 by Carl Finamore

I parked a few blocks away and was on the lookout for hotel workers to lead my way to UNITE-HERE Local 2’s July 23 contract convention in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Since 1986, the union has successfully used these massively
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Historic Town Hall to Assert New Vision for Emeryville

Posted July 31, 2009 by Tracy Scroth and Reem Assil

More than 100 Emeryville residents, local workers, and advocates gathered on July 28 at an historic community town hall meeting to call on the Emeryville City Council to ensure the second phase of a major retail-project — Bay Street Site
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Hit and Run Hula Comes to San Francisco

Posted July 31, 2009 by E. "Doc" Smith

I love Hawaii, especially the Island of Kauai. Hopefully, I can sneak a trip back over there. Meantime, I’ll have to make do with the “Hit and Run Hula” dancers that will descend on San Francisco this weekend. According to
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Chronicle Assigns Garry South Ally to Attack Brown

Posted July 30, 2009 by Paul Hogarth

Less than 48 hours after “King of Mean” Garry South was left calling the shots in the Gavin Newsom campaign for Governor, the SF Chronicle had a front-page piece attacking Jerry Brown. Apparently, Brown fundraising for his favorite charities carries
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An Open Letter to Andy Stern

Posted July 30, 2009 by Reverend Raymond G. Decker, Ph.D.

(Ed Note: Reverend Decker is a former Associate Dean of the Loyola School of Law who has backed key SEIU organizing drives.) I am a retired priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, who has been involved in social justice
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Minty Lewis’ Creative Brilliance

Posted July 30, 2009 by Randy Shaw

Midway through Minty Lewis’ newly released PS Comics, I got to thinking about Charles M. Schultz, the creator of Peanuts. Had Schultz introduced stories of Snoopy and Charlie Brown in the current era, his most productive years would have coincided
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Mormons Secretly Baptize Obama’s Dead Relatives

Posted July 30, 2009 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

I guess you can’t teach an old Mormon new tricks. Consider, for instance, what is called “baptism for the dead.” Despite public outcries, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints continues to baptize other people’s dead relatives in
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