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News, The Snitch FBI: Marijuana Union Organizer Took Bribes, Rigged Process

FBI: Marijuana Union Organizer Took Bribes, Rigged Process

A Harley-Davidson-riding union organizer — once hailed as a "Superman" by the California cannabis movement — has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly taking bribes and rigging the union organizing process. Oakland native Dan Rush, 54, an organizer with…
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News, The Snitch Organized Labor Flexes Muscle for Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Organized Labor Flexes Muscle for Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Support from UFCW Helps Mission Organics Win PermitSan Francisco's reputation as a union town was hard-won on the docks and picket lines of the 1930s. Less violence accompanied the city being known as a haven for pot-smoking freaks, but it…
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Film, "Everything Must Go": Will Ferrell Stops Mugging for Down-and-Out Drama

"Everything Must Go": Will Ferrell Stops Mugging for Down-and-Out Drama

Greatly expanded from a four-page, single-situation story by Raymond Carver, Dan Rush's first feature, Everything Must Go, is an ambitious if enervated vehicle for Will Ferrell — playing it straight as Nick Halsey, a middle-class drunk fired from his job…
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News, The Snitch Is Marijuana Union Battle Budding?

Is Marijuana Union Battle Budding?

Don't smoke that! Get a union man to smoke that! San Francisco is a famous union town, a reputation won on the docks. But this isn't the 1930s, and "budtenders" at cannabis dispensaries aren't the spitting image of striking longshoremen.…
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