unions

3:21pm

Thu August 8, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

East Bay Express: Unionizing Nonprofits

When employees of Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco began talking about unionizing earlier this spring, their concerns centered on issues familiar to workers of all stripes: understaffed departments, increased workloads, benefit cuts, high turnover. Although an attempt to unionize in October 2010 was unsuccessful, most employees at the homeless services nonprofit believed that the effort would end differently this time around.

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6:31am

Tue July 23, 2013

5:46pm

Fri June 14, 2013
Transportation

BART labor negotiations stall, state mediator to step in next week

photo via flickr user Keoki Seu

BART has asked a state mediator to step in and help the stalled labor talks between the Bay Area transit agency and its five unions. The mediator, which unions have welcomed as well, is scheduled to start next week. The current labor contract expires on June 30.

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6:36pm

Wed May 1, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Labor unions have a big stake in immigration reform

A San Diego union says these housekeepers without legal immigration status were fired because workers at their hotel were trying to organize.
Adrian Florido

As head of the 800,000-member Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Maria Elena Durazo is one of the nation’s most powerful union leaders, and a key player in the ongoing immigration reform negotiations. But before her current post, she led a hotel workers’ union. She said one of the hardest parts of the job was convincing workers who were in the country illegally to organize. They feared they could be easily fired, and she said that fear had rippling implications.

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6:00pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

California commits to paying for education

Ali Budner

San Francisco’s Measure A passed yesterday, which means City College will get much needed funds. Prop 30 also passed, meaning Californians taxed themselves more than 6 billion dollars to help pay for public education.

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