Two San Francisco museums are facing labor strife, with the vast majority of union workers at the de Young and Legion of Honor voting to allow their bargaining team to call a strike.
The nonprofit workers represented by SEIU Local 1021 say they’re angry that their health benefit costs are increasing, despite nearly $20 million in increased assets over the past two years for the Corporation of Fine Arts Museums, which runs the two facilities. Read More
Tying increased business registration fees to the Consumer Price Index could be the path toward compromise for a single November ballot measure designed to replace San Francisco’s tax on businesses’ payrolls with a tax on gross receipts.
The Budget and Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday sent dueling gross-receipts tax measures to the full board for a vote next week. Read More
Court proceedings were thrown into disarray Monday when workers upset about pay cuts walked off the job in a one-day strike.
Only a handful of courtrooms were open to conduct criminal matters at the Hall of Justice as court clerks and other employees represented by Service Employees Union Local 1021 rallied outside. Strikes were also in effect at the civil and juvenile courthouses, totaling more than 200 workers. Read More
Negotiations between The City and its labor unions are only a few weeks old but they are already heating up in a very public way after Mayor Ed Lee asked employees for wage concessions and to pay more for their health care.The unions are not only denouncing the requested concessions but demanding pay hikes instead. “Right now it’s an unbridgeable gap,” said Larry Bradshaw, vice president of Local 1021 of the Service Employees International Union. Read More