Service Employees International Union Local 1021, which represents most city employees in San Francisco, cont Read More
Occupy Wall Street protesters are planning to shut down ports up and down the West Coast on Monday in a bid to gum up the engines of global commerce.
Protest groups in cities such as Oakland; Los Angeles; San Diego; Portland, Ore.; Tacoma, Wash.; Seattle; Anchorage; and Vancouver plan to blockade their local ports. Read More
As more than 26,000 Northern California health care professionals prepare to strike at 34 medical centers, including several in the Bay Area, officials at the largest health organizations affected say patient services will continue with minimal interruption. Read More
Golden Gate Ferry service will run on its regular schedule this morning, transit officials announced.The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District initially canceled Larkspur and Sausalito ferry service early this morning in response to a potential one-day strike by ticket agents. Read More
Hailing a cab in San Francisco is never easy, but it might become harder Tuesday.
San Francisco cabdrivers, upset by what they consider onerous credit card fees and intrusive industry oversight practices, are planning a strike. Tariq Mehmood, the driver spearheading the efforts, said cabbies will either circle their cars around City Hall in protest or keep the vehicles parked. Read More
The last time the NFL had a work stoppage was 1987. Carmen Policy, who was representing the 49ers at league meetings, remembers it well.
The issue was free agency. Policy came home from a league meeting convinced that the owners, led by Tampa Bay’s Hugh Culverhouse, were determined not to allow it. “They had shouldered Pete Rozelle aside. ‘OK, Pete, you’ve had your say. Now, sit down.’” Read More
If there is an NFL lockout this season, it probably won’t have the same effect as the 1994 baseball strike, says marketing expert Adam Hanft, president and CEO of Hanft Projects, whose clients include Time Warner, AOL, Viacom and AT&T Wireless. Read More
Nader DeAik, a San Francisco artist, wrote and performed the soccer-themed song “Strike!” for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. For more information, visit www.naderdeaik.com
What inspired you to write the song? As a soccer fan and a player I wanted to share my excitement and celebration with soccer fans worldwide with a song that is full of energy and spirit. Read More
San Francisco hotel workers this morning ended the second in a series of three-day strikes as they attempt to negotiate a new contract.
About 350 workers at the Palace Hotel returned to their jobs today, but have called for a boycott of the hotel. Read More
Workers at the Palace Hotel walked off the job Tuesday morning, taking to the streets with picket signs, drums and whistles.
The action is the second three-day strike at a San Francisco hotel in as many weeks, despite the involvement of Mayor Gavin Newsom, who rushed home from a Hawaiian vacation last week to address the labor dispute.
Approximately 350 workers are participating in Tuesday’s strike, which began at 4 a.m. Read More