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Caption: Activists' tent outside City Hall, Credit: George Lavender
In downtown Los Angeles, activists have gone without food for two weeks. The women are campaigning for a raise in the minimum wage. Today L-A Mayor...

  • Added: May 12, 2015
  • Length: 04:56
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Alyssa Arian has worked in San Francisco restaurants for a decade and, like most servers, she got into it for the tips. “Some nights you leave wit...

  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 09:06
Caption: The proposed site for the new development
If you want to hire a worker in Oakland, you’re going to have to pay a little bit more these days. At the beginning of the month, Measure FF, overw...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 06:30
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Students and faculty rally for better pay in Greensboro NC

  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 04:01
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Mining in Minnesota has been going on for decades, but today, economic and environmental issues are raising important questions about the industry....

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 06:16
  • Purchases: 1
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The way we make a living is changing. For about a third of Americans, regular hours and benefits are giving way to a patchwork of contracting, temp...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:45
  • Purchases: 1
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The Pillsbury A Mill is a National Historic Landmark, and in the midst of a $150 million redevelopment project. But back in the 1800s, it was the b...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 04:31
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It’s the second most-traded commodity in the world after oil but how much do you think about your cup of coffee? From coffee farmers in Colombia to...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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At a full-service restaurant you know the drill. You eat your food, you get your bill, and then you calculate the tip. But not at Sous Beurre Kitch...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 09:06
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If someone is known as “the jerk” at work, it’ll show up on their performance review, right? Not likely, say two management researchers. Lilia Fuq...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 03:32
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Caption: Sketch of the design for the park, Credit: West Seattle Blog
A tour around a newly undergrounded reservoir with Mark Brands, the landscape architect who designed the park to be built above it.

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 05:18
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Caption: Jane and Henry Evans at their house, Credit: Angela Johnston
Then, Henry suffered from what is called a brain stem dissection. That stroke left him trapped, unable to lift a finger at first, or say a word. Bu...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 09:33
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Caption: Rosa Robinson turns out cupcakes and other confections for Sweet Dreams Bake Shop, Credit: Sukey Lewis
Sky-high rents, Google buses and gentrification are all buzzwords around the Bay Area. But that is not the case in the city of Richmond. With unemp...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 05:59
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A single lie could cost a job – or a life – as it turned out for Eric Duncan, the Ebola “Patient Zero” in Texas. What if there was a way to accurat...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 1
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WFHB Correspondent David Murphy attended Bloomingfood’s annual meeting last week and an accompanying rally by those who support a recent effort by ...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 08:21
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Supporters of the unionization of employees of Bloomingfoods rallied in front of the West 6th outlet last Thursday. Around fifty people gathered la...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 09:10
Caption: Charlie Millican and Ronnie Tims are ready to retire, but won't slow down.
Charlie Millican and Ronnie Tims have seen plenty in their 40+ years driving for UPS. When Millican started with UPS, the company was so new that ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 03:38
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San Franciscans love to garden, but a backyard is hard to come by if you live in an apartment. And the 36 city-operated community gardens have wait...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2014
  • Length: 07:25
Caption: Stan Sorscher, SPEEA Representative
Stan Sorscher, Labor Representative for SPEEA Local 2001, Part 2 Interview: Stan, Labor Representative for the Society of Professional Engineerin...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 28:13
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Americans work 137 more hours per year than the Japanese, and almost 500 more than the French. How can we stay motivated for our long hours at work...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 2
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A report from the National Employment Law Project found that the increasing number of jobs in Indiana offer wages under the federal median annual s...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 07:22
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San Francisco currently has the third lowest unemployment rate of all California's counties. But while that’s good news, it doesn't mean that much ...

  • Added: May 17, 2014
  • Length: 06:47
Caption: Apartments in San Francisco, Credit:  (wallyg/flickr)
Rent control has been a way for cities to regulate their housing prices and evictions since World War One, in the wake of a big housing shortage in...

  • Added: May 17, 2014
  • Length: 05:13
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Some are saying there is a skills gap in Indiana – that there are manufacturing jobs available but not enough skilled workers to fill them. Corresp...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2014
  • Length: 09:48
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In California a surprising trend is taking place, one that is threatening precisely what makes community colleges unique – their accessibility to a...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 10:58