Workers Rights

11 Dec 2020

A Gift Guide Full of Things Made by Out of Work Performers

The live entertainment industry has been hit especially hard by the pandemic. This time of year, most performers are double and triple booked, but with shelter-in-place orders, everyone is staying home and staying safe. Many artists have adapted to alternative means of income this season, utilizing all of their creativity

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10 Dec 2020

Many Unemployed Californians Could Have to Repay Part of Pandemic Benefits

If you or someone you love is collecting unemployment, remind them that the deadline to submit 2019 income documents is December 11th.  Nearly a million Californians who received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance have been told they might have to repay some of their benefits if they can’t document the 2019 income

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23 Nov 2020

What Your Server Wants You to Know About Eating in a Restaurant on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here and with the Center for Disease Control strongly advising people to not travel for the holiday this year in order to lower the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, more people may be searching for a restaurant to eat in instead. Depending on where you live and

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23 Nov 2020

California Rebuilding Fund Launches to Help Small Businesses Survive

On Friday, the State of California launched the California Rebuilding Fund to help keep small businesses afloat during this awful pandemic. Nearly 4 million small businesses need access to money now that the federal relief is running out and Snitch McConnell is holding up the next stimulus bill in Congress.

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12 Nov 2020

Celebrating 3 Years of Not Completely Shutting Down BAS

As you probably know by now, this website is labor of love. If my goal was to get rich, and I chose running a small independent media company as the way to do it, I’d be a complete idiot. Luckily the goal with Broke-Ass Stuart has always been to serve

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02 Nov 2020

All The Bay Area Election Events and Protests

Well it’s here. The day we’ve all been waiting 4 years for. Take a deep breath and then let it out. I’m sure you’re as anxious and stressed about the upcoming election as I am. Hopefully Trump will be overwhelming defeated and will not contest the election. If that’s the

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30 Oct 2020

Why the Richmond District Needs Connie Chan, NOT Marjan Philhour

Guest post by Winston Parsons This November, The Richmond District — San Francisco’s District 1 — will be choosing a new representative in City Hall. There are seven candidates on the ballot for The Richmond, with the top three contenders being Connie Chan, David Lee, and Marjan Philhour. Back in

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26 Oct 2020

5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Make 2020 Less Awful

Hi everyone! Nivi here, founder of Soapbox Project, a media startup that makes socia impact easy for busy people. It’s so nice to meet you. I’ve been following Broke-Ass Stuart over a year now (though it’s felt more like a decade). For me, living through a pandemic has been a

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