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IFPTE Members Help Make a 'San Francisco for Everyone'

Some 4,000 International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 21 members who work for the city of San Francisco help make that vibrant and diverse city work for everyone. This new IFPTE video, “A San Francisco for Everyone,” highlights a number of those workers who talk about how their jobs impact the city and its residents.

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BART Strike Delayed for at Least 60 Days

Photo of ATU members from ATU's Facebook page.

It was announced yesterday, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike was blocked for a 60-day cooling-off period. A San Francisco Superior Court judge ordered the period requested by California Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Paid Sick Days Do Work For Small Businesses

Paid Sick Days Do Work For Small Businesses

The New York Times recently reported on how small business owners in certain cities are dealing with paid sick days laws. The takeaway? These new requirements have caused very little pain. The article highlights Bill Stone, the owner of Café Atlas in San Francisco's Mission District, who was initially leery of paid sick days for his employees back in 2007 when San Francisco became the first city in the nation to implement a paid sick leave law. In 2007 Bill felt that the new paid sick law would only make it more expensive to run his business.

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BART Strike Ends for Now, ATU Continues Contract Negotiations

BART workers and members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1555 ended their strike today as negotiations continue over a new contract. Their current contract will expire August 4. 

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50 Years of Union Baking at Famed San Francisco Bakery

Union member and co-owner Sergio Flores has been a baker at Dianda's for more than 30 years. BCTGM photo

"Dianda's Bakery Celebrates 50 Years of Honored Traditions" is a cross-post from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM).

Union bakers at San Francisco’s famous Dianda’s Italian-American Pastry Co. have been creating some of the city’s most loved cakes and pastries since the Mission district bakery opened its doors in 1962. What is the secret to their long success? Happy workers, time-honored recipes and loyal customers.

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How a California Cab Driver Used Sand, Surf and 1,000 Bodies to Protest Citizens United

San Francisco cab driver Brad Newsham does not believe that corporations are people and that money is free speech. And he wanted to do something big to get his point across. So he went to the beach, brought a helicopter and 1,000 friends. This video shows what happened next.

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U.S. Secretary of Labor, Union Leaders and Workers Call on Congress to Bring Jobs Home

California labor activists call on Congress to Bring Jobs Home.

This is a cross-post from the California Labor Federation's blog, Labor's Edge, by Danielle Tipton. 

There is no issue more important in California and America right now than jobs. All of us know someone struggling to find one—you might even be struggling to find one yourself. So why is our tax money helping to ship jobs to other countries?

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Check Out the Union Members Behind a Great Food Bank and Cable Cars

Two new features on our website introduce you to union members who are helping families in the Reading, Pa., community and who keep San Francisco's iconic cable cars running.

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Pickets, not Picnics, for San Francisco Labor Day

Steve Stallone is president of the International Labor Communications Association  (ILCA)  and  secretary/editor of the Pacific Media Workers Guild.

Labor Day in San Francisco would not be complete without a large community picket at UNITEHERE! Local 2’s latest target. Tourism is the city’s biggest industry and the country’s largest hotel chains seemingly can’t resist providing the labor movement with a villain all can despise.

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S.F. Activists Launch Anti-Wage Theft Campaign

San Francisco workers yesterday kicked off a new citywide campaign to combat wage theft and rallied to mobilize support for a proposed new anti-wage theft law.

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