AT&T, Verizon Contract Agreements With CWA/IBEW Workers Remains Elusive

June 06, 2012 | 7 Comments

Despite soaring revenues and profits, AT&T and Verizon continue to seek concessions from employee unions, a demand which has led to stalled contract talks and threats of strike action by Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Posted in Labor, News

Garbage Company Accuses Former Superior Court Judge of Violating Campaign Ethics Laws

June 04, 2012 | 5 Comments

In a complaint expected to be filed today with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) and the San Francisco Ethics Commission, Recology alleges retired Superior Court Judge Quentin Kopp failed to disclose the funding source of a recently landed political mailer in support of Proposition A, a local measure on tomorrow’s ballot that aims to reduce garbage collection rates via open, competitive bidding.

Posted in News, Politics

Overheard in Fog City: Quintin Mecke to Enter D5 Contest

June 01, 2012 | 8 Comments

Following his resignation statement today, Quintin Mecke, the former Communications Director for Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, confirmed he is running for District 5 Supervisor, Fog City Journal can report.

Posted in News, Politics

CCSF Chancellor Suspends Technology Adminstrator, Launches Investigation

May 31, 2012 | 4 Comments

Embattled City College administrator Dr. David Hotchkiss was placed on paid administrative leave today by interim Chancellor Pamela Fisher pending an investigation into his recent conduct after telling press the school had network security vulnerabilities that put thousands of students’ personal data at risk.

Why I am Voting for Barry Hermanson for Congress

May 31, 2012 | 14 Comments

Whether or not you like the new “Top Two” primary system, that is the way it is this year. And it is a real possibility that Green Party candidate Barry Hermanson could be facing Nancy Pelosi in November, if Barry comes in second in the primary.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

US Government Continues to Neglect Returning War Veterans

May 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been severely criticized for the diagnoses of wounded veterans with a personality disorder, instead of PTSD, thus denying them disability pay and medical benefits. More than 22,500 soldiers have been suspiciously dismissed with personality disorders, rather than PTSD.

Whistleblower: San Francisco Garbage Company Defrauded State of California Out of Millions

May 30, 2012 | 8 Comments

A former employee turned whistleblower leveled serious charges of fraud, embezzlement and corruption Thursday against San Francisco-based Recology, accusing the unregulated garbage collection monopoly of bilking the State of California and taxpayers out of millions of dollars.

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