Hotel Frank picket line
Since being foreclosed on by Wells Fargo and taken over by a union-busting management team, Hotel Frank has unilaterally subjected its workers to new working condition and benefits and fired two labor representatives who resisted the changes (see "Lembi's legacy," 9/21/10, and "Hotel Frank fires key union organizer," SFBG Politics blog, 10/4/10). Join UNITE HERE Local 2 members and other supporters of Hotel Frank workers in picketing the hotel and calling for management to respect workers' rights. Repeats each Wednesday, and on Fridays from 1–5:30 p.m.
3–5:30 p.m., free
Hotel Frank, Geary and Mason, SF
Summer of Choice kickoff
Concerned about how budget cuts and new campaigns against abortion rights, the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights is launching the Summer of Choice with an event featuring Shawna Pattison of New Generations Health Center, Loren Dobkin of UCSF Nursing Students for Choice, and Belle Taylor-McGhee, president of California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom.
7–9 p.m., $3 donation
Quaker Meeting House
65 Ninth St, SF
Living Wage Awards dinner
The San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, which has sponsored several successful local campaigns protecting and expanding the rights of workers, is holding the first of what is intended to be an annual awards ceremony honoring labor's local heroes. Conny Ford, the secretary-treasurer of Office and Professional Employees Local 3, will be named Labor Woman of the Year, while San Francisco Labor Council Executive Director Tim Paulson will receive Labor Man of the Year honors. The event is part of this year's Laborfest, a month-long commemorate of San Francisco's 1934 General Strike. And for details on a pair of labor mural tours on Saturday, July 23, visit www.laborfest.net/2011/2011schedule.htm
6:30 p.m., $35 or $300 for a table of nine
Third Baptist Church
1399 McAllister, SF
Mirkarimi for Sheriff fundraiser
Join supporters of Ross Mirkarimi in a fundraiser for his campaign to succeed longtime Sheriff Michael Hennessey, who has endorsed Mirkarimi. In addition to serving on the Board of Supervisors, Mirkarimi is graduate of the San Francisco Police Academy and former investigator with the San Francisco District Attorney's office. He's running against a field of police officers and sheriff's deputies.
2–4 p.m., $25+ suggested donation
77 Cambon, SF