Labor’s Missed Opportunity

Posted November 30, 2010 by Randy Shaw

In March 2009, then-SEIU President Andy Stern was optimistic about labor’s progress in President Obama’s first year. Stern told me that of labor’s top three priorities – universal health care, the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), and comprehensive immigration reform
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Kamala Harris’ Victory; Question Time for Newsom?

Posted November 30, 2010 by Paul Hogarth

Tonight at 5:30 p.m., District Attorney Kamala Harris – who has yet to formally declare victory in the California Attorney General’s race – will host a “special announcement and celebration” at Delancey Street. A “celebration” on November 30th (which is
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Governor Jerry Brown Will Aggressively Push Change

Posted November 29, 2010 by Randy Shaw

Unlike Barack Obama, incoming California Governor Jerry Brown did not sell himself to voters as an agent of transformative change. To the contrary, Brown was the cool veteran who could be trusted to steer the ship wisely, a career politician
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Myths Surround the Interim Mayor Selection

Posted November 29, 2010 by Paul Hogarth

As the Board of Supervisors deliberates on who will be appointed Interim Mayor, two disturbing myths are increasingly being viewed as fact. One, that the new Board which takes office on January 8th is “more moderate” than the current lame-duck
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Pilot Protests Underscore Passenger Safety

Posted November 29, 2010 by Carl Finamore

Several hundred pilots from the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) picketed Newark Liberty International airport on November 22 and Houston airport on November 23 with signs reading “Who’s Flying Your Plane?” The union also scheduled a picket for December 1
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