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News, The Snitch Local Hiring Protesters Shadow UCSF Hospital Groundbreaking

Local Hiring Protesters Shadow UCSF Hospital Groundbreaking

This week, UCSF Mission Bay held groundbreaking ceremonies for its new children's, women's, and cancer hospitals -- a $1.5 billion complex being built on the edge of a neighborhood with the highest unemployment in San Francisco.Proponents of local hiring policies…
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News, The Snitch Local Construction Jobs Not Hiring Locals, Study Reports

Local Construction Jobs Not Hiring Locals, Study Reports

This week's SF Weekly cover story highlights the rabble-rousing -- and sometimes downright offensive -- tactics of James Richards and the Aboriginal Blackmen United to secure their members jobs on local construction projects. Whatever one thinks of Richards' out-of-the-1960s mau-mauing…
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News, Feature Standing Up with the Aboriginal Blackmen United

Standing Up with the Aboriginal Blackmen United

Some people face unemployment. Some people fight it. In San Francisco, a battle starts every morning on a street corner in the Bayview, where a crowd of people gathers around a white pickup. On a Thursday in June, there are…
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For months now, Applied Energy Services (AES) has embarrassed itself with an inept PR campaign for the energy plant it wants to build in the economically depressed Bayview-Hunters Point area. The Arlington, Virginia-based company, performing here as the local-sounding San…
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