Protesters still occupy the state Capitol, while thousands demand to be let in.
SAN FRANCISCO - For two hardworking women, International Human Rights Day 2010 was an occasion to celebrate. Victoria Aquino and Lourdes Torres, who came to the U.S. from the Philippines in recent years and worked as caregivers in a San Francisco rest home, have won a settlement from their employer totaling over $70,000 in unpaid wages and penalties.
Regardless of where one stands on the political spectrum, there is wide agreement that the labor movement knows how to "kick ass," when it comes to elections.
AFSCME members celebrated the life and sadly accepted the retirement of Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy after a 57 year stint with the union.
Workers unite across language, race and neighborhood barriers for a Low Wage Workers Bill of Rights.
Federal immigration authorities have pressured one of San Francisco's major building service companies, ABM, into firing hundreds of its own workers.