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BART Unions’ Messaging War

BART Unions’ Messaging War
A few weeks ago on this blog, FX (Crowley) wrote about the BART strike that was, and his perspective on the continued labor dispute. He concluded that the mainstream media has been overly biased toward BART management. Since then, SEIU’s president announced that if BART’s approach to bargaining...

Save CCSF Now Or Pay Later

Save CCSF Now Or Pay Later
If the Golden Gate Bridge suddenly disappeared, would you notice? Of course you would. This iconic structure is a vital transportation link to the North Bay and the most famous symbol of our great city. If our local community college vanishes next year, will you notice? I know I will and so will...

How BART Prepared for a Union Strike

How BART Prepared for a Union Strike
When two of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System‘s (BART) largest labor unions went on strike last week, BART management was prepared. There is a playbook on anticipating a crisis, and BART management has followed this to the “T.” In the “Media Training Bible,” author and media relations...

How to Find and Use a Neighborhood Spokesperson

How to Find and Use a Neighborhood Spokesperson
You’ve gotten the attention of your neighbors and friends who all agree that a stop sign would really help the traffic mess in your neighborhood. You’ve scheduled time with several neighborhood organizations and have a meeting with the Department of Public Works. Certainly, you have ownership...

How To Become A Neighborhood Activist

How To Become A Neighborhood Activist
Traffic in your neighborhood has grown by leaps and bounds, thanks to the new, expanded hours of your local merchant around the corner. Cars race down your street, vying for parking spots and jeopardizing public safety. Two accidents have occurred at the intersection in just the last month....