California will not be spending $400 million for affordable housing this year, thanks to a mammoth strategic screw-up that should embarrass a state with a Democratic Governor and Democratic-controlled Legislature. While the legislative session has not ended, the deal conditioning Read More »
There are only two flashpoints in American history where labor unions became center stage in politics.
I will call these “Big Bang” moments because they propelled the American Federation of Labor (AFL) after 1886 and the Committee for Industrial Organization Read More »
Filed under: Labor & Education by Carl Finamore Comments Off on Fight for $15 – Will AFL-CIO Jump In?
A political earthquake just hit San Francisco when, amid much controversy, plans for construction of 331 high-end rentals and deluxe condos in the heart of San Francisco’s working-class Mission District collapsed.
Designed for the busy neighborhood transportation hub of 16th Read More »
Filed under: San Francisco News by Carl Finamore Comments Off on After Slaying “Monster,” Activists Seek Affordable Housing
When John Burton’s legislative career ended in 2004 due to term limits, I wrote “John Burton: A Hero of our Time.” Burton has spent the last decade adding to his progressive heroism, and on August 10 at 9am is being Read More »
Filed under: Bay Area / California by Randy Shaw Comments Off on Highway Named for John Burton, Progressive Hero
A lively San Francisco picket line of 50 caregivers from the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) began their one-day strike of San Francisco Nursing Center (SFNC) in the very early morning hours of Wednesday, July 22, 2015.
NUHW negotiator Read More »
Filed under: Labor & Education by Carl Finamore Comments Off on SF Nursing Home Calls Cops on Strikers
Amid all the bustling and hustling of rush-hour traffic in the center of San Francisco’s financial district, several dozen UNITE-HERE Local 2 protestors began walking a picket line at one of the city’s premier luxury accommodations, the Paris-themed Le Meridien Read More »
Filed under: Labor & Education by Beyond Chron Comments Off on Rosie the Riveter Walks SF Picket Line
Capitalism is again in the cross hairs of global climate activists. To save the earth, declare young activists, we need earth-shaking change going beyond the narrow constraints of a system that unapologetically prioritizes profits over people.
The clock is ticking Read More »
Filed under: Labor & Education by Beyond Chron Comments Off on Move Over Keynes, Make Room for Marx
The weakness of organized labor is often attributed to its low numbers and they are low for sure. For example, AFL-CIO membership remained stagnant this year at 12.5 million even with the whopping addition last year of 1.3 million UFCW Read More »
Filed under: National Politics by Carl Finamore Comments Off on AFL-CIO Should Be in Ferguson