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News, The Snitch Pension Reform: Jeff Adachi Says Mayor's Proposal Doesn't Add Up

Pension Reform: Jeff Adachi Says Mayor's Proposal Doesn't Add Up

Mayor Ed Lee announced his long-awaited pension reform proposal today, partnering with Supervisor Sean Elsbernd to introduce an amendment to the city charter that aims to defray San Francisco's mounting liabilities for employees' retirement benefits. Lee's goal all along has…
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News, The Snitch Wisconsin Union Battle Resonates in S.F.

Wisconsin Union Battle Resonates in S.F.

It was only a matter of time before San Francisco politicians and activists began weighing in on the pitched battle over union power in Wisconsin. Even more so here than in most states and cities, labor is an essential factor…
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News, The Snitch 'Get Out of the Jacuzzi!' Guv's Remarks to NYT Magazine Spark Statewide Protests

'Get Out of the Jacuzzi!' Guv's Remarks to NYT Magazine Spark Statewide Protests

It was only a matter of time. If you saw the July 1 New York Times Magazine cover story on the California governor's race, chances are you paused over this insouciant notable quotable from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who apparently isn't…
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News, The Snitch Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of General Strike Falls Amid Renewed Police-Labor Feud

Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of General Strike Falls Amid Renewed Police-Labor Feud

This Sunday, July 5, San Francisco's International Longshore and Warehouse Union will hold a procession to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Bloody Thursday, the clash between police and striking longshoremen during the city's 1934 General Strike that led to a…
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News, The Snitch Peace Breaks Out! Fasting Pro-Union Workers Come In From the Cold at Dianne Feinstein's Office

Peace Breaks Out! Fasting Pro-Union Workers Come In From the Cold at Dianne Feinstein's Office

This just in from the San Francisco Labor Council: Apparently a group of workers have broken off their fast at Sen. Dianne Feinstein's local office on Post Street. The workers' hunger strike was the latest in a series of local…
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News, The Snitch If Clergywomen Beat the Gong For an Antidemocratic, Pro-Union Bill and Dianne Feinstein Isn't There To Hear It...

If Clergywomen Beat the Gong For an Antidemocratic, Pro-Union Bill and Dianne Feinstein Isn't There To Hear It...

Three wishes, Dianne!If Sen. Dianne Feinstein is susceptible to gong-accompanied incantations, then opponents of the union-bolstering bill currently wending its way through the U.S. Congress had best take warning.Noon today marked the end of a 24-hour vigil organized…
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News, Bay View Breaking Ranks

Breaking Ranks

In an all-but-unheard-of move last year, Mayor Willie Brown received the early endorsement of the San Francisco Labor Council before summer was even heading toward fall. But that was also before the even more historical anomaly of Tom Ammiano's write-in…
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