May Day celebration march

The colorful signs and banners at Oakland's May Day demonstration Tuesday seemed to champion an endless array of divergent causes, both local and national in scale. Better working conditions at the Telsa factory in Fremont. A living wage in San Francisco. The end of immigration policies that tear families apart. Read More

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SUPERVISORS CONSIDER RAISING WAGES FOR 25,000 LOW-WAGE WORKERS

On Thursday, April 12, the Board of Supervisor’s Budget and Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Supervisor Jeff Sheehy’s proposed living wage amendments that would significantly raise wages for more than 25,000 workers in San Francisco, including publicly-funded home health care aides, workers at city-funded non-profit agencies, parents in CalWORKs, a program in which family heads, predominately women, work for public assistance, and people who work on city-leased property at San Francisco airport. Advocates are holding a press rally on Thursday, April 12, at 9 ...

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FAITH LEADERS HOLD SYMBOLIC CEREMONY OF WASHING FEET OF LOW-WAGE WORKERS

Leaders from a variety of denominations wash the feet of low-wage workers on the steps of City Hall on Thursday to send a message to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors to raise the wage rate of city-funded home health care aides and non-profit workers, airport workers, and parents working in the CalWORKs program. The ceremony is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the steps at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl. on March 29. Clergy taking part include Rev. Amos Brown of Third Baptist Church, Rev. Jeffrey Cheifetz of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Rev. Ellen Clark King of Grace Cathedr...

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Budget and Finance Committee Hearing on Proposed $16.86 Minimum Compensation Ordinance Wage Rate

Workers are pushing forward to get the Board of Supervisors to address the crisis of low-wages as workers are priced out of the Bay Area.   Read the SF Examiner article: click here to read article

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Supervisor hearing on increase of the minimum compensation ordinance wage rate

Despite the moving testimony by workers, the members of the Budget and Finance Committee – Supervisors Malia Cohen, Sandra Fewer and Catherine Stefani – voted to delay a decision for two weeks as they discuss linking the cost to a revenue source. Listen to the KPFA broadcast: click to hear broadcast

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