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Friends and Family - by Seana Sperling
The transition from the traditional family to the family of friends.
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:48PM
Nurses Hold Rally, Speak Out on Unsafe Patient Lift Practices at UC Medical Centers - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses will gather at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay on Thursday to speak out about the UC Medical Center’s failure to provide RNs with legally mandated safe lifting practices, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:54PM
Midtown Apartments Rent Strike Going Strong - by Michael Steinberg
On Saturday November 14, residents of the Midtown Park Apartments in San Francisco's Western Addition and their supporters gathered for a fundraiser and BBQ. The tenants have been on Rent Strike since June against their landlord, the City of San Francisco. which is trying to kick them out.
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:35PM
The art of cinema from Berkeley to Hollywood - by Lynda Carson
Rob Nilsson can generally be found in front of the theater when his films are being screened. Often the actors appear at his films, and are available for a discussion about the film afterwards, with the audience.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:47PM
California State University Faculty Votes to Authorize Strike - by via California Faculty Association
Members of the California Faculty Association on the 23 campuses of the California State University voted “Yes by over 94% percent” to authorize a strike, CFA President Jennifer Eagan announced today at a news conference.
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 1:46PM
SF 11/3/15 Election Results - by House the Homeless
On election night, November 3, 2015, the workingclass, the 80% of Americans who sell our labor for less than $80,000 a year, lost in San Francisco.
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 7:42AM
Election Day to Save Our City for Labor - by SOS
TODAY IS ELECTION DAY! If you want a home tomorrow, you must VOTE TODAY to save our city for the workingclass. That means you are voting Yes on A,B,F, H, I,K and No on C,D,E,G,J. Proposition F will stop the hotelization of all rental housing in San Francisco. THIS IS A GENERAL ALARM. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Your polling place is on the cover of your voter handbook and at http://www.sfelections.org/tools/pollsite/. If you still cannot find it, go to City Hall, basem...
Posted: Tue Nov 3, 2015 6:24AM
California State University Faculty Conclude Strike Authorization Vote - by via California Faculty Association
Yesterday, members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) at the 23 campuses of the California State University system concluded a statewide vote on whether or not to authorize union leadership to call a strike if contract negotiations with management fail to result in a fair deal.
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:45PM
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Calls For More Public Housing Protections - by Lynda Carson
In her letter, Congresswoman Waters expresses many concerns about the nature of the RAD program that will privatize 185,000 of our 1.2 million public housing units across the nation, if the RAD program is implemented as directed, and she has many questions for the GAO!
Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:06AM
Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls for Action to Safeguard California Leatherback Sea Turtles from the Driftnet Fishery off California, Hawaiian Longline Fisheries & Gear Entanglements
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:49PM
Demand SF Mayor Lee Sign Tenant Law 2.0 by 10/9/15 - by Housing is a Right
While he is running for re-election, Democrat Mayor Ed Lee threatens to VETO a new tenant law, 2.0, that will give tenants added protections from evictions. Email the Mayor: email@example.com AND call his office at (415) 554-6141 telling him NOT to veto Tenant Protections 2.0
Posted: Wed Oct 7, 2015 7:53PM
SF Election 11/3/15 to Save Our Homes - by SOS
San Francisco has a local election this year on November 3, 2015, with the housing crisis dominating the propositions, and it is the propositions that is the main reason for voting. Vote Yes on A,B,F, H, I,K. Vote No on C,D,E,G,J Voter turnout will decide this election and the mayor's election, which this is, is not known for a high voter turnout. If you want a place to live and you can vote, YOU MUST VOTE IN THIS ELECTION. You can still register until Oct 19 and you can vote by mail start...
Posted: Sun Oct 4, 2015 12:39PM
Over-income public housing tenants make the housing crisis worse for the poor - by Lynda Carson
When a recent audit revealed that more than 25,000 over-income households presently reside in public housing, in response HUD officials cited the importance of reducing concentrated poverty in public housing with higher income renters, while not creating disincentives to self-sufficiency!
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:16AM
Has the SF Human Rights Commission declared the Black community dead? - by Allen Jones
For years the SF Human Rights Commission, which was created in 1964 to fight against discrimination and for equality. Today, sadly, there is strong evidence to suggest it discriminates against the Black community to the point of leaving for dead or worse.
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:04AM
SF's Biggest Manufacturer Beats Union, Prepares to Leave-IBEW 1245 Leadership Helped Scab - by repost
The IBEW 1245 leadership helped scab and break a San Francisco strike at Trayer Engineering.
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:50PM
Interview with Kevin Keating on the housing crisis and the Bay Area's anarchist subculture - by Tibor Szamuely
Some reflections on what's happening now -- and what needs to happen instead...
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:36PM
Yes on F in SF to Save Rent Control - by Save Rent Control
The San Francisco Tenants Union and the Green Party support Proposition F to save our rent controlled homes so that we are not evicted for the hotelization of San Francisco known as short term rentals. With 2 slick mailers received by the voters 1 month before voter handbooks and absentee ballots are received, this is going to be an expensive fight for our lives. Be informed that our only hope is to vote Yes on F and be sure to vote in this election.
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:13AM
Why is the head of a CA affordable housing agency evicting tenants from affordable homes? - by Aimee Inglis
Matthew Jacobs, chair of the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) is using the Ellis Act to evict 17 units worth of tenants. We are demanding that Jacobs resign and that the Governor remove Jacobs from his post. It is totally unacceptable for the chair of an affordable housing agency to be using the Ellis Act to evict and demolish affordable housing.
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:56PM
The Bay Area Tech Workers Union Demands Fair Wages From Google, Facebook, Twitter, Etc. - by Sunlia Fein
Have you seen all the billboards around San Francisco with nearly naked tech worker kids on them? Isn’t it nice that we can finally acknowledge that tech workers are just so much meat for the VC machine. As a tech CEO recently told his peers at a venture capital luncheon: “These kids have no brains, too many tattoos, and wild eyed wonder. This is the perfect storm for workforce exploitation. A new teenage tech idiot shows up every hour in the Bay Area. Layoff the ones that figure ou...
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 8:29PM
That “Shared” Parking Space is All Mine! Setting the Right Policy for On-Street Car-Sharin - by Tes Welborn
If the city rented the parking spot outside your home to your neighbor for $150 a month there’s a good chance you’d be pretty annoyed. But if ten of your neighbors sold the private cars they parked on your street you’d probably be much more enthusiastic, and wouldn’t much mind that their new shared car gets a reserved parking space. In fact, both those trends are part of San Francisco’s nearly two-year-old On-Street Car Share Pilot Program. Finding the right policy for on-street car...
Posted: Mon Jul 6, 2015 12:42PM