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Dick Meister: Labor Day began in San Francisco in 1886

August 31, 2012
By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than...

Dick Meister: Let’s count our blessings on Labor Day!

August 28, 2012
By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a...

Dick Meister: Green is good for us all

August 26, 2012
By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a...

Dick Meister: The billionaire’s bill of rights

August 16, 2012
By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than...

Dick Meister: Obama needs labor–again!

August 10, 2012
By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a...

Dick Meister: Good news–and bad–about jobs

July 30, 2012
By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than...

Dick Meister: A sure path to economic health

July 21, 2012
By Dick Meister  Guardian columnist Dick Meister is former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom. He has covered labor and...

Dick Meister: Labor and the media

July 12, 2012
By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a...

Stage Listings

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Meanwhile, in Uruguay

Another cannabis dispensary closure? Time to move to South America, where the president has just proposed a legalization plan 

Dick Meister: “We want bread and roses, too”

July 5, 2012
By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than...

Our Weekly Picks: July 4-10

July 3, 2012
WEDNESDAY 4"For the Greater Good, Or The Last Election" Real quick, if you're new here: San Francisco Mime Troupe productions do not contain any...

Eat your veggies and join a union

June 26, 2012
Mom and the AFL-CIO have an intriguing new message for America's working people: "Eat Your Veggies  – and Join a Union."Many moms know, of...

Dick Meister: Dolores Huerta merits our highest honor

June 14, 2012
By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, is co-author of "A Long Time Coming: The Struggle...

Meister: Walker won in Wisconsin, but so did labor

June 8, 2012
By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a...

Dick Meister: Two big tests for labor

June 3, 2012
By Dick Meister  Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than...

Dick Meister: Make it a truly happy graduation day

June 1, 2012
By Dick Meister  Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than...

Meister: Another presidential step against anti-gay bias

May 18, 2012
By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than...

Dick Meister: Union rights are civil rights

May 14, 2012
By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than...

Dick Meister: Only we can save the children

April 30, 2012
By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a...

Poll shows tax-the-rich measure hurt by Brown’s merger

A new poll confirms a fear we've raised before – Gov. Jerry Brown's insistence on coupling the popular tax on millionaires with an unpopular...

Dick Meister: Fair Trade: Not With Columbia

April 20, 2012
By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than...

Meister: The obvious solution to our social security problem

April 16, 2012
By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more...

Dick Meister: Cesar Chavez: A true American hero

March 29, 2012
By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than...