October 16, 2012
In Janesville, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s home town, as jobs disappear and families are stretched to their breaking point, citizens and politicians are embroiled in an ideological battle about how to turn things around. Attend a free screening of “As Goes Janesville” at the San Francisco Main Library, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion.
June 3, 2011
While Assemblymember Jerry Hill and his controversial anti-local hiring bill AB 356 were busy drawing statewide opposition, the counties of San Francisco and San Mateo were calmly settling their differences for the betterment of workers in both jurisdictions. “There has been one positive thing resulting from the AB 356 debate: It has united leaders and communities all over the state to say that local hire is crucial to economic recovery,” said Greenlining Institute general counsel Samuel Kang. “Jerry Hill awoke a sleeping giant. By trying to kill local hire, he’s only made it stronger.”