unions

29 Sep 2021

Giants’ Concession Workers Win $7/Hour Pay Raise After Strike Threat

It would have been awfully damned awkward rooting for the San Francisco Giants in the upcoming playoffs knowing that their concession workers were on strike. Like, is watching the game on TV technically crossing the picket line? How ashamed would we be if images of picketing workers were also broadcast

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08 Mar 2021

The Boycott Amazon Movement Is Underway This Week, To Support The Amazon Union

Some Amazon workers are trying to unionize right now, and as such, their union organizing effort is asking us to boycott Amazon for the week of March 7-13. That means no buying stuff on Amazon, plus they’re also asking you don’t stream anything on Amazon Prime, don’t order from Amazon

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07 Sep 2022

What it’s Like Writing About San Francisco for 20 Years

In celebration of my 20th year in SF, I am extremely excited to announce Slouching Towards Neverland: 20 years of Writing About San Francisco. Here’s a quick rundown: – This limited edition, hand-signed, new zine covers my two decades of writing about this strange and beautiful city. – Besides well known

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18 Feb 2020

Kickstarter Votes to Unionize, Becomes First Tech Company to Form Union

Our Tech Column was made possible by the fine folks at Mozilla Firefox.  The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet must always remain a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.  And that’s why we love Firefox as our browser, and you should too. Brooklyn-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter

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06 Feb 2020

Tartine’s Employees are Unionizing

At 8am this morning employees from Tartine’s four Bay Area restaurants and commissary kitchen presented management with an official letter notifying them that the workers intend to form a union. Following the success of Anchor Brewing’s unionization in 2019 and that of VCA Veterinary Hospital in 2018, the workers at Tartine linked up

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20 Dec 2019

Anchor Brewing Workers Just Ratified Their First Union Contract

As of today, Anchor Brewing workers are now officially part of the Warehouse Division of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). This afternoon at 1pm they ratified their first contract with an overwhelming vote of 49 yes to 3 no. Back in March the workers voted to unionize which made major

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06 Dec 2019

Meet Scabby: Union Advocate, Revolutionary, Giant Disgusting Inflatable Rat

by Hannah Harkness Yesterday morning on my Twitter feed, a post from user @jaynooch popped up on my feed with a familiar sight for any city with organized labor: a giant inflatable cartoon rat with festering scab wounds on its stomach.  Scabby the rat is outside of wework today so

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04 Mar 2019

Oakland Teacher Strike Ends, but Many Important Issues Not Resolved

Oakland’s educators voted to ratify a new contract on Sunday, turning the page on the latest chapter in a book of teachers’ strikes across the country. Much of the past week and a half was marked by hot talk in the press, with leadership from the Oakland Education Association accusing

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27 Jun 2017

The Tech Workers Helping to Unionize Big Tech

about 35 people, most of them software engineers, many from household-name tech companies in Silicon Valley, sitting in a run-down union hall in the Tenderloin, talking about the evils of capitalism and organizing the workers from below to take on the bosses.

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