Labor

Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

SF supervisors vote to legalize and regulate Airbnb’s short-term rentals

October 7, 2014
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today approved controversial legislation to legalize and regulate short-term housing rentals to tourists, voting 7-4 on the package...

By George

A new book collects George Kuchar's shouts and murmurs

Festival-sized doses of art, food, and technology at Portland’s TBA fest

October 1, 2014
As the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) presented the 12th iteration of the Time-Based Art Festival September 11-21, two newer festivals (Feast Portland and...

Flowers on the Rock

@Large: Ai WeiWei on Alcatraz" highlights contemporary struggles for freedom of expression

Pedaling and feasting

MOVEABLE FEAST 2014 From whole cracked crabs to lamb burritos: eating my way through coastal California bike tours

SEIU Local 1021 backs motorist measure and a Republican. WTF?!?!

September 23, 2014
Service Employees International Union Local 1021 — which has long played an important role in San Francisco’s progressive movement, providing the money...

Film Listings: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

September 23, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Flooding the streets

Climate movement's big day raises hopes and questions

Golden Gate unions to strike this week, stall commutes

The Golden Gate Bridge Labor coalition announced it will strike this week, impacting commutes via bridge or ferries, and perhaps both.Thirteen unions in the...

TIFF 2014: Foreign favorites, part two (Asia and beyond)

September 22, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment here!Zhang Yimou's Ju Dou (1990) was an unofficial remake of...

Film Listings: Sept 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Reform BART’s approach to labor

September 16, 2014
By Christina Olague OPINION If BART is part of your daily commute, you know how critical a reliable system is to Bay Area working...

Deadly gamble

Local media stoked BART's dangerous union-bashing strategy, new report finds

Still not sharing

Airbnb slammed at city hearing for not paying taxing or cooperating with proposed regulations

Golden Gate Bridge strikes won’t effect commuters…yet

Golden Gate Bridge iron workers are on strike today , protesting retiree healthcare issues their union says were not addressed in 2012. Commuters will not...

It’s sexy time on this week’s Alternative Ink

September 15, 2014
We talked sex and summertime during last night’s installment of Alternative Ink, the Bay Guardian’s biweekly radio show on BFF.fm, along with money in...

Bombshell BART report slams hiring of union-busting negotiator Tom Hock

Independent investigators analyzing BART's recent turmultuous, rollercoaster-ride labor negotiations issued their report yesterday, concluding that last year's pair of damaging strikes could and should...

SOS: A bill to protect oil refineries also threatens public access rights

September 9, 2014
Gov. Brown. Veto SB 1300This bill would establish a stealth template for how to gut the California Public Records Act one economic and political...

Film Listings: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Urban decay

A family struggles to survive in crime drama 'Metro Manila'

Voters still in the dark on campaign funding

September 3, 2014
A legislative attempt to shed light on major funders of political campaign ads died in Sacramento last week, and the politics surrounding its demise...

Norquist, tech titans, and whether Burning Man is positively affecting society

September 3, 2014
Is Burning Man really making Bay Area technology titans, right-wing ideologues, and other uber-capitalists more community-minded? Do they really come back from the desert...

Taking a cue from SF, California Legislature bans plastic bags and offers paid sick leave

September 2, 2014
California lawmakers took two big steps forward last week, passing a statewide plastic bag ban and a measure providing workers with three sick days...