Stories about Workers

Kaiser workers on picket lines demand more mental-health staffing

A 'nonprofit' that earns $1 billion a month says it can't afford to provide enough therapists to meet critical needs; workers tell horror stories.

Beyond the valley of the gig economy

'Raw Deal' author Steven Hill on Uber tech, the perils of California ideologies, and the twilight of the elites.

Kaiser workers prepare for strike over mental-health staffing

Plus: A massive upzoning at Van Ness and Market raised transportation and congestion issues. That's The Agenda for July 8-14

Gig economy horror stories frame supes hearing

Uber and Lyft have 'disrupted' lives and undermined labor laws, testimony shows

The problems with the gig economy and a housing ‘crisis’ bill

Supes hold a hearing on Uber, Lyft, and their ilk -- and planners look at a state measure that does nothing for affordable housing. That's The Agenda for June 23-30

Oakland budget fight focuses on city revenue

The money's there -- so why is the city failing to fund critical services?

Immersive Jazz Age decadence in ‘The Speakeasy: Age of Scofflaws’

Secret casinos and chesty dancing tootsies fill Boxcar production's underground labyrinth—just don't forget the password.

The absurd, failed economics of the jobs-housing linkage fee

Developers would pay for only 20 percent of the demand their projects create - so why are we still building so much office space?

SF seizes homeless people’s property — and they rarely get it back

Stunning new videos document how the cops and DPW are failing to follow even their own rules as tents, medicine, and personal belongings wind up in the trash.

State bill could allow undocumented workers to claim tax credit

More than 1 million Californians could benefit from this anti-poverty program -- but activists are worried about Gov. Newsom.