|Voter Guide Nov 2008!!!|
Young Workers United researched and broke down the 34 initiatives on the ballot this November 4 so you donít have to! Weíre a multiracial crew of students and young and immigrant workers who are fighting for better jobs and building political power in San Francisco. Thatís where you come in. We need you to vote, voice your opinion, and organize with us to build a better world.
|National Paid Sick Leave Report|
Paid Sick Days:
A Basic Labor Standard
for the 21st Century
Prepared by Dr. Tom W. Smith at the
National Opinion Research Center at the
University of Chicago for the Public Welfare Foundation
|San Francisco Paid Sick Days Campaign|
The first campaign in the nation to win paid sick leave to workers. The San Francisco Coalition for Paid Sick Days includes Young Workers United and other non-profits and labor organizations.
|Young Workers Fight for Affordable Health Insurance|
Young and immigrant workers in the low-wage service sector are among the workers least likely to get health benefits through their job. Big businesses like restaurants, retailers, and janitorial services, pad their profits with plummeting labor standards such as not providing health insurance. It's time to change that.
|Hands Off Our Lunch!|
In December 2004, Governor Schwarzenegger attempted to reward his friends at big corporations by proposing some new regulations to make it harder for the most vulnerable workers in the state to exercise their right to a lunch break. Young Workers United has joined with unions, other worker centers, and legal advocates to fight back.
|San Francisco Minimum Wage Campaign|
The successful fight to pass the strongest minimum wage law to date in US history here in San Francisco--Proposition L which passed with 60% of the vote in 2003.
Workers at the Cheesecake Factory have joined with Young Workers United to fight for their right to lunch breaks, back pay they're legally entitled to, and respect on the job from one of the biggest and meanest corporate restaurant chains around.