In May of last year I answered my phone, at work in Seattle, and found myself talking to a union organizer in Texas.
He was calling to alert me that my professional association, the Society for Social Work and Research Read More »
At a May 6 rally and press conference, Kaiser nurses and consumer advocates exposed the fact that Kaiser Permanente has accumulated a reserve that is $21.7 billion – 1626 percent – more than required by the state, while cutting patient Read More »
May is Labor History Month. Signed into law as AB 2269 (Swanson) in 2012 by Governor Brown, its purpose is to encourage schools “to commemorate this month with appropriate educational exercises that make pupils aware of the role the labor Read More »
Has income inequality really become the “defining challenge of our time” as President Obama has proclaimed?
One look at the number one book on Amazon’s bestseller list, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which scrutinizes income inequality and capitalism, Read More »
If you’re a low-wage worker in Seattle good luck figuring out how much you will earn under Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
In a news conference on May 1, an international day Read More »
Nearly 75 tech companies affiliated with sf.citi, including Twitter and Salesforce, have signed a public letter urging legislators to support State Senator Mark Leno’s Ellis Act reform bill, SB 1439.
In a remarkable showing of tech support for those victimized Read More »
On April 16 members of Local 89 in Louisville voted no on their supplement for the second time, this time by 94 percent. Members were angry that they spend up to an hour a day—unpaid—on a shuttle that takes them Read More »