Together in homelessness: couples living on the streets struggle to find help

Being homeless in San Francisco is tough enough. But homeless couples that want to stay together have an extra burden: The city simply doesn’t know how to accommodate them.

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Student journalists revive labor reporting

Student journalists in the Pacific Media Workers Guild’s Bay News Rising summer program in social justice reporting have unleashed some amazing work.

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Service award winner embodies best of labor, Guild ideals

Rebecca Rosen Lum of the Pacific Media Workers Guild is the latest winner of the Guild’s prestigious Charles B. Dale Service Award. Although she wasn’t able to pick up the award in person at the CWA Convention, local leaders delivered it to her. “I couldn’t have been more stunned – or …

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Broken Table author says bargaining is wrecked

The Detroit newspaper strike was not only one of the longest and largest strikes in history, it also marked the destruction of the negotiation table, argues Fordham University professor Chris Rhomberg.

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Guild art show and panel on Méndez a hit

More than 40 people showed up at the Mexican Museum in Fort Mason on Tuesday night to learn about the Leopoldo Méndez prints discovered and restored by the Guild.

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Guild recovers artwork’s distinguished heritage

For three decades, a set of black-and-white linocuts hung on the exposed brick walls of the Guild office, rarely eliciting more than passing interest. Each bore the signature of Leopoldo Méndez.

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Bay News Rising student bulletin #1

On May 27, ten eager Bay News Rising journalism students met with the Guild to negotiate the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. The 9-week long summer program gives students the opportunity to experience freelance writing and to focus on labor reporting.

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Bay News Rising a success (again)

At a time when freelancers and temps comprise more than one-third of the workforce, the Guild is reaching out to the next generation of journalists to help them prepare for self-employment.

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J-school students face wage issues in bargaining and summer reporting

Ten student journalists began the 2014 edition of the Bay News Rising summer program by organizing their own bargaining unit at Local 39521 in San Francisco.

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Méndez Rising: art show sponsored by the Guild

Save July 8 for a special tribute to the art of Leopoldo Méndez. Méndez was a Mexican artist known for his political and social-justice images, part of a revolutionary arts movement that flourished in Mexico City from the 1930s through the ‘50s.

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