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04-06-17 Capital & Main Article: Charge Time: Electric Car Workers Accuse Tesla of Low Wages, Intimidation
Support Locked-Out USW 7-669 Honeywell nuclear processing plant workers in Illinois. Visit www.usw7-669.com to see how you can lend your support.
Kamala Harris Speaks at the SFLC’s annual Pre-Labor Day Breakfast:
Read Tim Paulson’s latest blog post, 2010 Reflections on Labor Day.
The SFLC and labor and community allies marched and rallied outside of a Wells Fargo shareholder’s meeting on 4/27/10 as part of our campaign for good jobs now. Check out photos of the event here.
The San Francisco Labor Council is committed to remaining united as a Council. Read our Statement of Unity and the list of affiliate unions who have pledged to increase their per capita if neccessary to keep the SFLC’s resources steady.
The SFLC celebrated Martin Luther King Day with an informal Labor Breakfast with our members and allies. SFLC delegates Tina Staten from the Painters 913, and Shon Buford from the Firefighters 798, among others, gave moving speeches. Read Tina’s speech here and Shon’s speech here.
The SFLC joined Unite Here 2 and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka for a rousing march and rally in support of hotel workers! Watch news coverage of the event here and check out this YouTube video that UESF put together. Get more information about Local 2’s campaign at Unite Here 2’s Web site.
The AFL-CIO wraps up an exciting Convention where President Obama gave a rousing speech and a new leadership team was elected. Check out all the speeches, photos, resolutions and more at the AFL-CIO Convention Web site.
SFLC Executive Director Tim Paulson teams up with AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and other leaders at a press conference on SF’s Healthy San Francisco as good example of a public option that really works. Check out what the Chronicle had to say here. KTVU and KRON also covered the story. The New York Times has a great OpEd on the issue as well.
Jack Henning, legendary labor icon and leader, passed away on June 4, 2009. He was 93 years old. Henning led the California labor movement for 26 years and his commitment to working families and social justice was unparalleled.
SFLC Executive Director Tim Paulson was elected to be Labor Caucus Chair of the California Democratic Party at the Democratic Convention on April 26, 2009.
Check out the new San Francisco Labor Landmarks Guidebook!