Closing The Wage Gap

Read more about efforts to reverse income inequality.

  • July 10, 2017

    Low-wage Workers Hold Town Hall Meeting to Push for Fair Wages

    Low-wage workers gathered in a town hall meeting in Bayview on June 29th to denounce the growing income inequality in the Bay Area and declare that if their wages did not increase they would be forced to leave their jobs. “The ...more
  • June 6, 2017

    Raising Wages

    Help Win Wage Increases for 25,000 Low-wage Workers Support the Amendments to the Minimum Compensation Ordinance Read more:
  • March 6, 2017

    Campaign to Guarantee Protections for the Right to Organize a Union

    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:
  • September 11, 2016

    Factory Workers in Ciudad Juarez Protest Working Conditions

    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

    Maquiladora Workers in Juarez Form a Union

    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

    Stop the Trans Pacific Partnership

    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

    Black Homes Matter

    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

    Countries With Welfare Have Highest Employment Rate

    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

    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:
  • December 5, 2014

    Whole Foods Employees Reviving Their Fight For a Living Wage

    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


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