Over 1,000 San Francisco City workers, nonprofit workers and residents marked Tax Day on April 15 with a major protest of the weakening of vital social services and of the increase in income inequality in the City under Mayor Lee’s economic initiatives.
People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Service Providers Call on Gov. Brown to Restore Funding
Gov. Jerry Brown has ignored people with developmental disabilities in his budget. They, along with their service providers, feel betrayed. Budgeted at 1990 levels, and with over $1 billion cut by the state from their bottom line, California’s DD system is on the verge of collapse—and Jerry Brown has proposed doing next to nothing to save it.
Shanatte Chatman speaks out about violence against healthcare workers at Alameda Health System. She and her co-workers are demanding that AHS adopt contract standards that address the escalating workplace violence that healthcare workers are facing.
Thousands walk off their jobs in 150 cities, calling for higher pay, union rights
Oakland fast-food workers— many wearing their uniforms from restaurants like McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s—were among the more cooks, cashiers and maintenance workers arrested Thursday as the fight for $15 and the right to form a union intensified across the country.
Napa County employees’ contract expired June 30. Though progress has been made in negotiations, health care remains a sticking point: Napa County is demanding that all County employees pay more for their health care, despite a 3% rate drop for Kaiser next year—a move that would hit the lowest-paid workers hardest.
Our country is mourning the senseless deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. From Ferguson, New York, Sacramento and to the Bay Area, we stand in solidarity with all who are rising up and demanding the end to police brutality and violence against communities of color.