Posts Tagged ‘SF’

Sep
2013
20

There Isn’t a Single Neighborhood in SF Where Working Three Full-Time Minimum Wage Jobs Gets You a Two-Bedroom Apartment

There Isn't a Single Neighborhood in SF Where Working Three Full-Time Minimum Wage Jobs Gets You a Two-Bedroom Apartment
  A new map provided by the San Francisco Department of Public Health shows how many minimum wage jobs it would take to rent a two-bedroom apartment in each of the city’s neighborhoods.  The results are not shocking but remain quite disturbing and act as yet another morsel of evidence that the minimum wage should ...
Jul
2013
18

Bay Bridge Authorities Consider Rushed, Risky Solution to Chinese Steel and Bolt Failures

Bay Bridge Authorities Consider Rushed, Risky Solution to Chinese Steel and Bolt Failures
  CALTRANS, the authority which oversees the iconic San Francisco Bay Bridge, is asking the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) to consider an alternative plan that will allow the bridge to open as scheduled despite repairs being incomplete. The new plan was sought after renovated portions of the bridge experienced dangerous bolt failures....
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Jul
2013
17

Unite Here Demands Boycott of SF Giants’ Stadium Food. Quality Graphic Design Ensues.

Unite Here Demands Boycott of SF Giants' Stadium Food.  Quality Graphic Design Ensues.
  Unite Here Local 2 in San Francisco has a great new graphic demanding a boycott of the stadium’s food until wages are raised. The union has not had a raise since 2009 despite explosive profit gains for the organization as a whole. Visit their tumblr for more info, and share their graphic for more ...
Jul
2013
16

39-Story Condominium, Funded by Union Labor and Pension Funds, is ULLICO’s First SF Project in 5 Years

39-Story Condominium, Funded by Union Labor and Pension Funds, is ULLICO's First SF Project in 5 Years
  A new 39-story condominium in San Francisco is being built and funded by union labor and pension funds. It is the 51st project funded in the city by Union Labor Life Insurance Company (ULLICO) and the first since 2008.   At a luncheon celebration held at the Courtyard Marriot, ULLICO President and CEO Ed ...
Jul
2013
2

Chevron Refinery Inks Project Labor Agreement for Renovations, SF Water Authority Does the Same

  Modernization of Chevron U.S.A.’s refinery in Richmond, CA will be done under a Project Labor Agreement (PLA).  The project will update and replace older equipment with new technology helping the facility reach “zero net” greenhouse emissions. It is the state’s goal to have all commercial buildings meet this requirement by...
Jun
2013
27

BART Strike Looms in San Francisco as Officials Trot Out “Phony” Budget Crisis

BART Strike Looms in San Francisco as Officials Trot Out
  Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers may go on strike as early as Monday citing unchecked safety concerns and a lack of good faith bargaining during recent contract negotiations.   Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021, which represents 1,430 mechanics, custodians and clerical workers at BART, voted on...