Steven T. Jones

Yet another example of VVM ethics (or lack thereof)

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Did VVM hire these people to game Digg?

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Labor war widens

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Regular protests mark Oscar Grant's death

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Editor’s Note: Protests over the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day, for which former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle has been charged with murder, have been regular events in Oakland, includi Read more »

Feld avoids the spotlight during Ringling trial

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Editor's Note: Former KTVU anchor Leslie Griffith, who has covered Ringling Bros for years and was profiled in the Guardian for her work, is covering the elephant abuse trial in Washington DC. Read more »

Fallout from the union clash

SEIU-UHW fight could have big implications in the Bay Area
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Fallout from the power struggle between Service Employees International Union and its Oakland-based local, United Healthcare Workers, has been felt particularly strongly in the Bay Area since SEIU took over UHW and ousted its leaders Jan. 27 (see "Union showdown," 1/28/09).

After SEIU replaced UHW head Sal Rosselli and more than 70 elected leaders of that union for defying SEIU demands, Rosselli and his team formally resigned from SEIU Jan. Read more »

Ringling Bros elephant abuse trial begins

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Guardian illustration by Danny Hellman

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The long-awaited animal abuse lawsuit against Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus finally gets underway tomorrow morning in a federal district court in Washington DC. Read more »

SEIU vs. UHW, a ringside seat

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Guardian intern Joe Sciarrillo was at Friday's takeover of the UHW by SEIU and has these words and images:
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Friday afternoon at the United Healthcare Workers headquarters, eight Oakland Police officers mediated a dispute between UHW members resisting the takeover by Servic Read more »

Newsom's self-serving bike proposal

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Newsom rode a rental bike as we chatted during Bike to Work Day a few years ago.
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