[SFGP Action] Support Legislation from Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi -
Hearings 3/23 and 3/29
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ErikaSF at aol.com
Mon Mar 20 21:10:41 PST 2006
Protect the Rights of Workers to Organize in SF!
Big companies who recieve franchise grants from the city to provide a utility
or public airwaves service don't always respect the rights of their workers
to organize. Help give workers a fighting chance in San Francisco by
supporting Supervisor Mirkarimi's legislation to protect employees of franchise
This legislation declares that San Francisco expects the rights of workers to
be respected. The legislation makes sure that companies can't discriminate
against a worker who chooses to join a union. It also protects workers who are
employed by contractors and subcontractors. Our workers need our support.
Take action to protect their freedom of
What You Can Do:
Attend the Rules Committee Hearing at City Hall on March 23th (room 263 at 10
AM) and tell the Board you support protecting employee rights, especially the
right to organize.
Also, please show your support for this important legislation by thanking the
Supervisors who have co-signed the legislation: Daly, Ammiano, McGoldrick,
Peskin, Dufty, Ma, Maxwell and Sandoval.
Then call and email the Mayor and the other members of the Board and urge
them to support this bill too.
Mayor Newsom - (415) 554-6141, gavin.newsom at sfgov.org
Pres. Aaron Peskin - (415) 554-7450, Aaron.Peskin at sfgov.org
Sup. Michela Alioto-Pier - (415) 554-7752, Michela.Alioto-Pier at sfgov.org
Sup. Tom Ammiano - (415) 554-5144, Tom.Ammiano at sfgov.org
Sup. Chris Daly - (415) 554-7970, Chris.Daly at sfgov.org
Sup. Bevan Dufty - (415) 554-6968, Bevan.Dufty at sfgov.org
Sup. Sean Elsbernd - (415) 554-6516, Sean.Elsbernd at sfgov.org
Sup. Fiona Ma - (415) 554-7460, Fiona.Ma at sfgov.org
Sup. Sophie Maxwell - (415) 554-7670, Sophie.Maxwell at sfgov.org
Sup. Jake McGoldrick - (415) 554-7410, Jake.McGoldrick at sfgov.org
Sup. Gerardo Sandoval - (415) 554-6975, Gerardo.Sandoval at sfgov.org
Don't know which is your supervisor? Here's a map:
Expand the First Source Hiring Program
The city currently has a 1st Source Hiring Program that is supposed to
connect low-income and historically disadvantaged peoples with job opportunities.
Companies list job openings for entry level positions with the program and the
program distributes this information to public assistance programs, community
organizations and other centers that serve the disadvantaged. Low-income
people then have an advantage of applying for the jobs early. Unfortunately this
program has not be given the resources to be effective. Support Supervisor
Mirkarimi's legislation to improve the program and bring more jobs to
Supervisor Mirkarimi's legislation will do the following:
1.Expand the types of jobs available to low-income and disadvantaged people
to go beyond construction into other industries with more growth in SF.
2.Ensure that the program gets enough resources to be successful via fines
that will be strictly enforced on companies that don't comply with offering jobs
to low-income and disadvantaged people first.
3.Reduce poverty in SF by increasing creating more avenues for low-income
people to get access to jobs with the opportunity for advancement.
Attend the Budget and Finance Committee Hearing at City Hall on March 29th
(inside the Board chambers at 1 PM) and tell the Board you support expanding the
First Source Hiring program.
Also, please show your support for this important legislation by calling and
emailing the Mayor, your Supervisor, and the other members of the Board.
Ross Mirkarimi - (415) 554-7630, Ross.Mirkarimi at sfgov.org
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