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John Avalos on Homeless Encampments; SEIU’s David Rolf on Clinton Endorsement, AirBNB Negotiations, Fight for $15

Wjohn avalose talk to San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos about the aftermath of the shooting of Luis Gongora, and why Avalos is proposing a radically different approach to homeless encampments: if the city can’t guarantee housing to the people living there, it should deliver services to where they’re camped. Then: A sweeping conversation about labor in the 21st Century: SEIU International Vice President David Rolf thinks labor needs confront the gig economy about  thinking beyond unions. We go over the origins of the Fight for $15, SEIU’s abortive negotiations with AirBNB, and controversy over its early endorsement of the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Guests:

  • John Avalos, San Francisco Supervisor representing District 11. He’s initiated legislation, currently being drafted by the city attorney’s office, that would dramatically restrict the city’s ability to dislodge homeless encampments.
  • David Rolf, International Vice-President of the Service Employees Union, author of The Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America

 

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