Stories about Unions

The mayor’s looming budget problem

By Tim Redmond Mayor Ed Lee has a serious budget problem. And it could become a serious political problem. See, the city is flush with a...

Another problem with the accreditors’ plan for City College

By Tim Redmond Suppose City College went along with the (looney) idea of applying for accreditation as a new institution, as the heads of the...

San Francisco or bust: Class war and why we need to stand and fight to save our city

(Editors Note: This is a speech delivered to a business conference on the “Mid-Market Transformation,” March 12, 2014) By David Talbot I want to talk about...

SF Democratic Party sides with developers on waterfront

The DCCC listens to testimony at its endorsement meeting By Tim Redmond March 12, 2014 -- To the surprise of some political observers (um, me), the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee voted tonight to side with the real-estate developers and reject Prop. B, a measure that would require a public vote for any project that exceeds existing height limits on the waterfront. The vote was 13-12, and it included some surprises: Sup. Malia Cohen, who is facing a re-election challenge from a Prop. B ally, voted to support Prop. B – and Sup. David Chiu, who was a leader in the fight against 8 Washington, abstained, in effect giving the developers the edge. "This shows that the real-estate industry now controls the San Francisco Democratic Party," Prop. B author John Golinger told me after the vote.

How SF Weekly and C.W. Nevius got the tech protests all wrong

Actually, protests are good. And they work. By Tim Redmond FEB. 24, 2014 -- I don’t have any bad feelings for SF Weekly these days. The...

The Ellis Act, elder abuse, and a trip to the DA’s Office

By Tiny, aka Lisa Gray-Garcia FEB. 11, 2014 -- On Wednesday, Feb 5, citing California Penal Code Section 368, we -- the evicted,...

Politics on Tuesday: Can we take back City College?

By Tim Redmond Everybody knows that state officials have taken complete control of City College – and show no signs of returning the school to...

City Beat: Airbnb, the cost of Google buses — and was there actually a protest at a Google employee’s...

By Tim Redmond Finally, someone has sued Airbnb over an eviction, arguing that his landlord wanted him out so the apartment could be rented as...

Sacramento control: How the state could keep City College under its thumb for years to come

By Ann Clark On January 4, 2014, the news media in San Francisco reported the threat of closing City College of San Francisco is temporarily...

Bitter Carmel labor battle has roots in SF

By Marc Norton Carmel, celebrated as an artist colony nestled above a picturesque white-sand beach, is not where you would expect to find a picket...