Author: Adam F. Hutton (Adam F. Hutton)

On verge of strike, Santa Clara County workers swarm CEO’s office

Thousands of Santa Clara County service workers including hospital employees, social workers, parks maintenance staff and employees at the county jails are set to strike for the first time in almost 40 years — and the workers marched straight up to County Executive Officer Jeff Smith’s office on Thursday to tell him in person. The...

A new training program aims to help San Jose mobile food vendors

What sprouted at a community farm in East San Jose as a workforce development program for mobile food vendors has blossomed into something rare — an advocacy group pushing to make it easier for food cart operators to earn a living. It’s a community that needs advocates. The work is hard: profit margins are slim,...

South Bay labor leaders sanction strike of thousands of Santa Clara County employees

The South Bay Labor Council’s Executive Board — which represents nearly 100 local unions in Silicon Valley — voted Monday night to sanction a strike by members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521, including more than 11,000 Santa Clara County employees. “Today, the South Bay Labor Council on behalf of first responders, teachers,...

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