[Ed. – Why stop there?]
From fighting Google buses to protesting Ellis Act evictions, San Francisco’s 9,475-memberService Employees International Union local has been leading the campaign for a more livable city. Now it’s putting its members’ own economic agenda front and center at City Hall.
The SEIU’s proposed new contract with the city includes calls for:
— A 15 percent raise over the next three years.
— A $21-an-hour minimum wage for all city workers.
— Fully paid health coverage for single workers, 98 percent paid coverage for couples and 85 percent coverage for families.
— A free clinic just for city workers to go along with the health coverage.
— A free $50,000 life insurance policy for SEIU workers. Seven other city unions already have free life insurance.
The union has dropped its call for a $76-a-month commuter subsidy and premium pay while off on paid holidays.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)