Workers Rights

17 Nov 2021

Uber Founder’s Latest Sinister Business Venture Lands in Oakland & SF

You may be familiar with Uber founder Travis Kalanick. In 2017, Kalanick was forced to resign as CEO after complaints of Uber’s toxic workplace culture surfaced, including claims of sexual harassment and discrimination. Nevertheless, this tick has found a new host. Kalanick has since launched another highly exploitative and secretive

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 3
05 Nov 2021

Friday News Roundup: DA charges SFPD officer with homicide and Giants Buster Posey retires

Hey there, San Francisco.  Happy Friday. It was a busy news week across the city, from a Giants’ star announcing his retirement to a certain law school making moves to change its name. If you want to receive these news roundups every weekday, I’d love for you to sign up

Nick Bastone 0
20 Oct 2021

The Right Way and the Wrong Way To Quit Your Restaurant Job

There is a right way and a wrong way to leave your restaurant job. The right way is to submit a formal, written two-week notice. You then offer to train whoever it is that will be taking your position. Finally, you finish out your shifts with maturity and a sense

Bitchy Waiter 4
01 Sep 2021

Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry is Too Accepted

Sexual harassment in the restaurant industry is as common as ketchup on french fries, but no one seems to do anything about it. It’s rampant in the back of the house between coworkers and just as much so in the front of the house with customers. A recent survey says

Bitchy Waiter 3
27 Aug 2021

The Fight for a $20 Minimum Wage has Come to California

The Short Version: Minimum wage is a joke in this country, even in California, which has the highest in the nation. So the folks at SEIU 2015 are fighting for a $20 minimum wage, starting with nursing home and homecare workers. These workers have been on the frontlines of the pandemic,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 2
24 Jul 2021

5 ways the Free Britney movement is about more than just Britney

On June 23rd 2021 The Legendary Ms. Britney Spears spoke out about her conservatorship for the first time in court saying it is “Abusive”and calling for an end to the legal arrangement after 13 years. When i first started posting the #FreeBritney hashtag on social media somewhere around the beginning

Gentry McShane 0
16 Jul 2021

Uber and Lyft Drivers Across California are Striking Next Week

At the very beginning, driving for Uber and Lyft was a good gig. People made a lot of money and the hours were flexible. But over the years the rideshare companies have been steadily cutting the drivers’ pay and making it so they have to work far too many hours,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 1
10 Jun 2021

Community Working to Save SF’s Last Pool Hall, Family Billiards

Billiard halls were hit extremely hard by the pandemic, wiped-out in many cases.  Not everyone could set their pool table up outdoors like at the Wooden Nickel this past year, (a great little dive where you can now shoot pool in a parklet outside.) Pool tournaments and billiard culture in

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 1