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Today on Your Call: How are city workers organizing for contracts with living wages and healthcare?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about city workers’ issues.  Last week, over 1,000 San Francisco workers took to the streets to raise awareness about negotiations that include wage cuts and higher health care premiums. How are workers negotiating fair benefits? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. If you are a city employee, how are budget cuts affecting you? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Larry Bradshaw, San Francisco Vice-President of SEIU 1021 and a paramedic for the San Francisco Fire Department

Brenda Barrows, San Francisco General Hospital and Bargaining Team Member

Kristy Morrison, teacher at Galileo High School in San Francisco and an organizer with Against Cuts

Alex Tonisson, organizer with Golden Gate Labor Coalition

Web Resources:

SEIU: Need Not Greed

AP: Police arrest city workers during protest

KQED: SEIU Protests Pay Raises For SF Mayor, DA, City Attorney, Public Defender

Indybay: Golden Gate Bridge, Bus, and Ferry Workers Prepare for Possible May Day Strike

Huffington Post: Top San Francisco Officials Get Raises Despite City's Massive Budget Hole

SF Bay Guardian: In City Workers' Shoes

SF Examiner: Cash-strapped San Francisco Giving Officials Big Raises 

Against Cuts