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Tom’s legacy

As Ammiano returns from Sacramento, can he help revive San Francisco's progressive spirit?

San Francisco’s shame and triumph: remembering the I-Hotel

San Franciscans today may be tempted to feel we're unique in our struggles with evictions and displacement, but one need not look far back...

Time for change

Retail Workers Bill of Rights calls for labor improvements beyond a higher minimum wage

Events: June 4 – 10, 2014

June 3, 2014
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Alerts: November 20 – 26, 2013

November 19, 2013
WEDNESDAY 20Photographic journey through modern-day slavery The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, SF. 5:30-7pm, $20. Photographer Lisa Kristine will share photographs from her travels to...

Meister: The Legislature shows Congress how

October 27, 2013
Guardian columnist Dick Meister has covered labor and political affairs for more than a half-century as a reporter, editor, author and commentator. Contact him through his...

Domestic workers may get labor rights

The California Legislature gave final approval to the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights on Sept. 12, legislation sponsored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) to...

Legislature approves Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, but will Brown sign it this time?

September 12, 2013
The California Legislature today gave final approval to the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, legislation sponsored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) to finally extend...

Activists urge Gov. Brown not to veto the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights again

August 13, 2013
Supporters of the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights are gathering outside the State Capitol Building this afternoon (Tues/13), culminating caravans that began with...

Some wins, some losses in Sacto

June 3, 2013
The state Assembly and Senate passed the usual flurry of bills on May 31, the last day for initial-house approval, with some unusual drama...

Pot, domestic worker bills win approval

May 24, 2013
Two bills that we've been following, one to regulate medical marijuana and the other to give domestic workers some basic rights, won approval from...

May Day rally for immigration reform in SF

Hundreds gathered for a rally outside San Francisco City Hall on May 1, capping off a march that drew activists into the streets to...

Scenes from the struggle for economic justice

Oakland's Community Democracy Project, Bangladeshi sweatshop activists, California domestic workers, and more May Day warriors

Ammiano’s on a roll

April 24, 2013
Willie Brown, the former mayor and current unregistered lobbyist, has been trying to undermine Assemblymember Tom Ammiano for years. But take a look at...

Do we care?

Local activists push for better recognition for caregiving professions

Labor activist urges “innovation” in workers’ rights organizing

March 11, 2013
Even as renowned labor activist Bill Fletcher Jr. geared up for a talk last Thursday to describe the dire situation he believes the labor...

Girl gang

Use March to check in with women who do thangs — our top Women's Month art, politics, and tech tutorial picks are right here

Why labor should oppose the pipeline

Keystone's XL Pipeline is not good for working people


February 19, 2013
THURSDAY 21Confronting Climate Change Panel DiscussionWomen's Building, 3542 18th St., SF. www.ggphp.org. 7-9 p.m., free. Join Breathe California, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and...

Bad and good news from the Guv

October 1, 2012
First, the bad news: Jerry Brown has vetoed a couple of important bills by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, showing that he's still a strange and...

Workers celebrate launch of wage theft task force

October 1, 2012
San Francisco's wage theft task force, approved in June, had its first meeting today.The wage theft task force formed to strengthen the city response...

Guardian voices: Finally, rights for domestic workers

August 27, 2012
The national domestic workers’ movement is on the cusp of making history in California. Any day now, the state’s Domestic Bill of Rights (AB...

What will Jerry do?

August 21, 2012
A few good bills have emerged from the madness of the end of the Legislative session in Sacramento -- including measures by Assemblymember Tom...

Guardian Voices: On losing

June 13, 2012
I’m turning 43 today and feeling glad to be alive. I would love to be writing about the joy of raising children and the...