Breaking News (SF Examiner, Front Page Story): SF labor unions asking for pay raises amid hostile cost-of-living environment

A story-- about SEIU 1021 fighting against income inequality in SF -- landed on the front page of SF Examiner on Friday April 11, 2014. SEIU1021’s effort announced this week to place a $15-per-hour minimum wage measure on the November ballot, and ending Tax Breaks to wealthy corporations and a fair wage for city workers is all part of the overall dialogue about income inequality.

A story — about SEIU 1021 fighting against income inequality in San Francisco — landed on the front page of SF Examiner on Friday April 11, 2014.

We were  covered by the SF Examiner and the story landed on the front page.

Our effort announced this week to place a $15-per-hour minimum wage measure on the November ballot, and end Mid-Market tax breaks to wealthy corporations and fight for  fair wage for city workers is all part of the overall dialogue about income inequality.

Here’s an excerpt from the SF Examiner written by Joshua Sabatini:

While negotiations continue, SEIU Local 1021 is planning a rally Tuesday outside Twitter and City Hall to denounce the mid-Market Street tax break.

The union has fought the commuter shuttles used by Google and other tech companies, demanding an environmental study before legalizing their use of Muni bus stops for a small fee. Both efforts have highlighted the political and cultural tensions resulting from an economy fueled by a booming technology industry that is being blamed for pricing longtime residents out of San Francisco.

“We don’t mind them being here,” said Larry Bradshaw, a paramedic and vice president of SEIU Local 1021, of tech companies like Twitter. “What we don’t like is sweetheart deals.”

Bradshaw argues that without the Twitter tax break and with a greater fee for using Muni stops, the tech boom would continue.

Read the full story here: http://www.sfexaminer.com/PoliticsBlog/archives/2014/04/11/sf-labor-unions-asking-for-pay-raises-amid-hostile-cost-of-living-environment

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