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Meister: A Halloween invasion from Mars

October 29, 2013
Guardian columnist Dick Meister is a longtime Bay Area journalist."2X2L calling CQ ... 2X2L calling CQ, New York ... Isn't there anyone on the...

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...

Dick Meister: Still dreaming of justice

August 18, 2013
Dick Meister is a San Francisco-based columnist who has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century.  Contact him through his website,www.dickmeister.com, which...

Dick Meister: We’ve suffered a great loss

May 3, 2013
She's gone, Gerry, the love of my life, my dearly beloved wife for 57 years. It's difficult at this time of deep mourning for me...

Dick Meister: Honor a legendary organizer

February 19, 2013
Dick Meister, former labor editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, is co-author of A Long Time Coming: The Struggle to Unionize America's Farm Workers...

Dick Meister: Martin Luther King Jr. — a working class hero

January 22, 2013
Bay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more ...

Dick Meister: Your first World Series is always the best

October 26, 2012
Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century. Contact him...

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...

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: A decent living for all?

December 23, 2011
Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsoom, has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century. ...

Dick Meister: The artistry of silence in film

December 13, 2011
Dick Meister is a long-time San Francisco writer. Contact him through his website, www.dickmeister.com. I didn't get much sleep last night....

Dick Meister: Newt’s wacko 18th century idea

November 25, 2011
Providing services is secondary to them, however needed the services might be. Saving money is their concern, whatever the consequences of the savings...

Heroes who did their jobs on 9/11

September 9, 2011
By Dick Meister You know those public employees who are under seemingly constant attack? Who are being blamed for all sorts of governmental problems,...

Dick Meister: Workers gaining in fight for union rights

July 25, 2011
This year marks the 76th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Act, the Depression-era law that was essential in building an American middle class...

Dick Meister: New hope for domestic workers

July 22, 2011
 With a lot of luck, we may finally take decisive action to guarantee decent treatment for the world's highly exploited housekeepers, maids, nannies and...

Dick Meister: Farm workers need drastic change

July 6, 2011
No workers are more in need of union protection than the nation's miserably treated farm workers. Yet a promising new effort to ease their...

Dick Meister: Paid sick leave is good for us all

June 29, 2011
The latest figures show that some 44 million workers in private employment  - more than 40 percent of the private sector workforce - do...

Dick Meister: Can a woman beat Hoffa?

June 28, 2011
 A woman as president of the macho Teamsters Union that was once headed by supermacho Jimmy Hoffa? It could happen. Sandy Pope thinks so, and...

Dick Meister: The battle of our generation

June 13, 2011
 President Bob King of the United Auto Workers union is proving again that he's one of our most astute labor leaders, a worthy occupant...

Dick Meister: Unions save lives

June 6, 2011
 A miner's life is like a sailor's'Board a ship to cross the wavesEvery day his life's in dangerStill he ventures being brave---Traditional labor songA...

Dick Meister: The minimum wage is a poverty wage

June 1, 2011
Imagine trying to live on pay of $7.25 an hour. Even if you managed to work full eight-hour days, you'd be making only about...

Dick Meister: A Memorial Day Massacre

May 26, 2011
 It’s a dramatic, shocking and violent film. Some 200 uniformed policemen armed with billy clubs, revolvers and tear gas angrily charge an unarmed crowd...

Dick Meister: Ronald Reagan’s Law of the Jungle

January 20, 2011
Dick Meister, formerly labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor, politics and other matters for a half-century.The...

Investing in the future

November 22, 2010
Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom has covered labor and politics for a half-century. Contact him ...