Workers Rights

04 Aug 2022

America’s First Craft Brewery is in San Francisco

With its roots beginning in the Gold Rush, San Francisco’s Steam Beer has been brewed here for at least 150 years.

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 3
27 Jul 2022

Sex Shop Owner to Run for Oakland City Council

Nenna Joiner is running for councilmember of Oakland’s District 4, a combination of hills and flatlands, wealth and wage workers. District 4 is home to an inarguably diverse voting range. It includes Montclair, Redwood Heights, Laurel, Glenview and the Dimond District, with California State Route 13 running up the middle.

Jake Warren 1
07 Jul 2022

Costco Raised Food Court Prices: Sure Sign of Apocalypse

Since 1985, Costco has offered a hotdog meal for $1.50. Adjusted for inflation a dog and soda should actually cost around $4 today, but Costco has vowed to never change the price.  The Costco founder Jim Senegal once famously told CEO Craig Jelinek: “If you raise the [price of the]

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
03 Jul 2022

Four Reasons Not To Celebrate the Fourth of July

The fourth of July supposedly symbolizes freedom. It means liberty, self-governance. Independence from tyranny. July 4th is supposed to be fun, because living in America was supposed to be fun. The ruling fathers wove opulence into the foundational documents of this country. They killed and enslaved for extravagant wealth, for

Jake Warren 2
07 Jun 2022

The Federal Reserve Wants To Lower Your Wages

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell took aim at American laborers during a press conference early last month, announcing he wants “to get wages down.” Powell cited better pay as the culprit behind soaring inflation rates across the country, saying the Federal Reserve is about to raise interest rates by half

Jake Warren 1
07 Jun 2022

The Absurdity of Modern Zoos

The best enrichment for which a lion in a zoo might hope would be a squirrel inadvertently wandering into the enclosure. For us, that’s a win-win situation. So long as it’s accidental, we won’t need to have that added conversation about the ethics of feeding live animals to their captive

Guest Writer 3
02 Jun 2022

A Server Is Not a Servant

Some people might not fully grasp this concept, but there is a difference between a server and a servant. Merriam-Webster defines a server as “one that serves food and drink” while the word servant is defined as “one that performs duties about the person or home of a master or

Bitchy Waiter 2
24 May 2022

“Historic” Expansion of San Francisco Rent Control Proposed

Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduced a Charter Amendment on Tuesday, May 24th that would “effectively enable the largest expansion of rent control since 1979” should voters adopt the measure this November. “The market rents of today will be the affordable rents of tomorrow, which I’ve seen firsthand in my over two

Jake Warren 0