labor

12:00am

Thu March 20, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What are the stories of migrant farmworkers?

Viviana Aguirre, UFW union worker at Muranaka Farms in Oxnard, CA

11:02am

Fri December 13, 2013
Transportation

Majority of Bay Area residents support a transit strike ban

Picketers during the first BART strike in July.
Isabel Angell

Over half of Bay Area residents support a ban on transit strikes, bucking the region’s pro-union reputation, reveals a new Field Poll. The rest of the state is split, but more Californians still believe public transit workers should have the right to strike.

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12:00am

Tue December 10, 2013

4:12pm

Wed July 31, 2013
Out in the Bay ~ 8/1/13 ~ 7pm

Plane Queers - Airline stewards' impact on labor and civil rights

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A mile-high look at modern US history. Is it true most male flight attendants are gay? Was it ever? How did their legal battles with airlines help advance gay rights and workplace gender equity? Is the tale of “Patient Zero” – a steward accused of being the initial transcontinental spreader of HIV – accurate? Stow your tray tables and put your seats in their fully upright and locked positions for a quick flight through the history of airline stewards. Eric Jansen's guest is Philadelphia University history professor Phil Tiemeyer, author of Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality and AIDS in the history of male flight attendants, published by University of California Press.

6:31am

Tue July 23, 2013

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