Stories about Unions

The campaign for $15 an hour takes to the Bay Area streets

Actions all over show broad labor, community support for fast-food workers By Tim Redmond APRIL 15, 2015 – Bernardo Montiel works for Jack in the Box....

Prosperity, poverty, and really bad planning

You may not have heard of the Economic Prosperity Strategy -- but it's an alarming, dangerous proposal that could impact the future of San...

SF’s housing crisis, the talk of Miami

Planners and academics from all over the world are looking at SF and saying:WTF? By Tim Redmond APRIL 10, 2015 -- I am in Miami, at...

The sharing economy shifts liability from corporations to workers

We used to have "welfare capitalism." Now we have nothing. By Tim Redmond JANUARY 30, 2014 – There’s lots of talk about regulating the sharing economy...

SF Democratic Party (again) shifts to the moderate side — a wakeup call for progressives

By Tim Redmond JANUARY 12, 2015 – Most of the time, electing San Francisco delegates to the California Democratic Convention is a pretty low-key affair....

Should the city’s retirement system invest in hedge funds? It’s a serious issue

By Tim Redmond DECEMBER 4, 2014 – The California Public Employees Retirement System, the largest pension fund in the country, announced this fall that it...

Ballot measure targeting Airbnb headed for November 2015 election

by Tim Redmond with Manissa Maharawal and Erin McElroy NOVEMBER 25, 2014 – Former Sup. Aaron Peskin, standing in front of the headquarters of Airbnb...

Oh great. Now the housing crisis can’t be solved. And the tech folks are afraid to talk in public

By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 20, 2014 – You know the housing crisis in San Francisco has gone from insane to absurd when the City Planning...

Will a high-end shopping mall benefit Bayview Hunters Point?

By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 18, 2014 -- The next stage of the redevelopment of  Hunters Point Bayview was on display  today in a sunny, almost...

The strangest BART Board race ever

  By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 3, 2014 – The Bay Area Rapid Transit District Board of Directors is not one of the more distinguished public agencies...