Workers Rights

24 May 2023

Why We’re Pausing Our Netflix & Hulu Previews Until the WGA Strike is Over

Dear Broke-Ass Reader, This writer’s digest of the upcoming month’s offerings on Netflix and Hulu has been interrupted by the Writers’ Guild of America (WGA) strike. This interruption will continue until the strike is resolved, hopefully in the WGA’s favor.   To understand why this action was taken, this nice summation

17 May 2023

Sex Worker Film & Arts Fest Honors Founder Carol Leigh’s Legacy

This year’s festival is especially meaningful as it marks the first since the passing of the festival’s founder, Carol Leigh, aka “The Scarlot Harlot.” Leigh coined the term “sex worker” in the 1970s.

11 May 2023

SF History: Sex WORK In The City

COYOTE (Call Off Your Tired Old Ethics) was founded in San Francisco in 1973 by Margo St. James, a sex worker, who also co-founded St. James Infirmary Clinic in the Tenderloin. COYOTE’s main goals were decriminalization (as opposed to legalization) of sex work, pimping, and pandering, as well as the elimination of social stigma concerning sex work as an occupation. Its work is considered part of the larger sex worker movement for legal and human rights.

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05 May 2023

Youth vs. Apocalypse Raises Their Young Voices in Protest

For the past few years young climate activists have been gathering in the thousands to raise their voices in protest. They are Youth vs. Apocalypse (YVA). Look for them in Sacramento for Lobby Day on May 16th as they march in protest. They also plan to go to a hearing and

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20 Apr 2023

The KQED & Noise Pop Block Party Looks Pretty Great

When two wonderful SF institutions get together to throw a block party your ears should perk up.  KQED has teamed up with Noise Pop and is blocking off the streets in front of its storied SF headquarters for an all-day, live music-infused, street festival with delicious local food vendors, legendary Bay Area talent, and of course, your favorite KQED journalists and personalities. 

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12 Apr 2023

Should We Be Worried About Artificial Intelligence? What Does History Say?

From ancient times, mankind has envisioned automation in the form of machines being trained to save labor. According to the Lie Zi text, in the 10th century BCE, a mechanical engineer known as Yan Shi presented King Mu of Zhou with a mechanical humanoid figure that could sing in tune, posture and much to King Mu’s displeasure, attempt to woo a lady.

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30 Mar 2023

Workers at the California Academy of Sciences Are Unionizing!

Workers at the California Academy of Sciences are unionizing! As I’m writing this, someone literally just drove by my window blaring John Lennon’s song “Power to the People” which couldn’t be more appropriate. The past few years have seen the biggest boom in labor union activity in the United States in

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06 Feb 2023

SF Burger King Franchise Ordered to Pay Workers $2.2 Million in Stolen Wages

By Alexandra Martinez, Prism At the end of last year, the California Labor Commissioner ordered a San Francisco Burger King franchise owner to pay 230 workers over $2.2 million in stolen wages and penalties. The decision, issued Dec. 19, stated that owners Monu Singh and Harkiran “Romi” Randhawa, along with

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