Closing The Wage Gap
Read more about wage gap issues and efforts.
June 6, 2017
Help Win Wage Increases for 25,000 Low-wage Workers
Support the Sheehy Amendments to the Minimum Compensation Ordinance
Read more: http://www.livingwage-sf.org/raising-wages/more
March 6, 2017
The Mexican government has failed to protect workers as maquiladoras fired hundreds of workers this past year because they exercised their right to organize a union.
Read more: http://www.livingwage-sf.org/fair-trade/maquiladora-worke...more
September 11, 2016
Along with an upturn in production, Ciudad Juarez is experiencing a boom of workers demanding their rights.
Workers at maquiladoras, “golden factories,” that assemble or manufacture products for export, have been staging various ...more
August 19, 2016
More than 150 members of the first independent union in Juarez in 30 years held a workers assembly on February 7 to develop their proposed demands to Commscope, formerly known as ADC, a manufacturer of fiberoptic equipment for major ...more
January 11, 2016
The agreement contains various provisions that could affect drug prices for all Americans, including seniors. These provisions would block patent reform and jeopardize the government’s ability to negotiate lower prices for drugs in ...more
January 10, 2016
This story is prompted by a picket sign I saw at a recent anti-police brutality protest sponsored by two San Francisco families, one Latino and one Black, whose sons were shot dead in separate incidents following a barrage of police bullets. more
December 19, 2014
Some of the highest employment rates in the advanced world are in places with the highest taxes and most generous welfare systems, namely Scandinavian countries. The United States and many other nations with relatively low taxes and a ...more
December 5, 2014
Homecare workers in San Mateo County protest that their wait of 11 years is far too long for a pay increase.
Listen at 23 minute mark: https://kpfa.org/archive/id/108616more
December 5, 2014
Whole Foods employees in the SOMA are reviving an old tradition of unionism -originated from the Industrial Workers of the World. They are fighting for a $5 wage increase along with other demands.
Listen at 35 minute mark: https://kpf...more
November 14, 2014
San Francisco Living Wage Coalition’s Co-Director, Karl Kramer speaks on the overwhelming support for Proposition J by citizens. He also mentions the next step is to identify the fundamental causes of income inequality and wealth ...more