AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler traveled to Northern California last month to convene an exchange between Reiner Hoffmann, Chairman of the German Trade Union Confederation, and California labor leaders…. We met at the infamous Buck’s restaurant in Woodside by the California coast, the funky roadside restaurant where, rumor has it, all Silicon Valley deals are brokered. We were joined by Andrea Nahles, the German Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, and the San Francisco German Consulate staff.Gov. Brown Axes ‘Alien’ from Labor Lexicon
Unless it’s a reference to interplanetary travelers, the term “alien” will no longer be part of the state Capitol lexicon, or at least the California Labor Code, as Gov. Jerry Brown effectively banned the word with the stroke of his pen Monday.SF Living Wage Coalition Honors Teamsters 856 Leader Rudy Gonzalez and SEIU 1021 Political Vice President Alysabeth Alexander
Two emerging, dedicated, young, but experienced and committed leaders in the San Francisco labor community were honored at an energetic dinner last Friday at the long-standing Living Wage coalition fundraiser: Alysabeth Alexander and Rudy Gonzalez.