CPA In The News

Beyond Chron — Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

July 27, 2006

Last week workers in San Francisco won a major victory through the passage of Tom Ammiano’s universal health security ordinance. The ordinance, which guaranteed coverage for the uninsured residents of the city, affirmed the mayor and Board of Supervisors’ support for the labor community. Read More

CHINATOWN20_053_LH.JPG Qiong Zhen Xu (cq), 84 years old, carrying the 39th mouse she caught in her trap since the month of March. A Chinatown group reports on rampant substandard living conditions in the neighborhood�s rental housing. Photographed by Liz Hafalia on 9/20/05 in San Francisco, California. SFC Creditted to the San Francisco Chronicle/Liz Hafalia

SF Gate — Chinatown / Housing riddled with violations / Neighborhood survey shows rampant problems in single-room occupancy units

September 23, 2005

Qiong Zhen Xu marks her calendar with a black pencil every time she catches a rodent in her narrow room in a small building on Broadway in San Francisco's Chinatown. Using wooden traps she sets each night, she has killed 39 since March in the room she has rented for a decade. Rats have chewed through the lining of a fuzzy jacket of hers and through one of her felt slippers, she said, pointing out the damage. Read More

SF Gate — Chinatown’s Slums

September 22, 2005

NO ONE would ever think that beyond the gloriously decorated gate on Grant Avenue marking the entrance to San Francisco's historic Chinatown are thousands of low-income tenants living in slum like conditions. Read More

SF Gate — Sweatshop Crackdown

June 30, 2005

BY LAUNCHING a campaign to eliminate worldwide sweatshop-labor abuse, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Supervisor Tom Ammiano made a powerful statement denouncing a global travesty. From China to Mexico, garment workers — many of whom are young children —
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SF Gate – SAN FRANCISCO / Garment workers protest layoffs

April 13, 2005

More than 100 Chinese immigrant garment workers marched from San Francisco’s Union Square to protest outside Nova Knits Inc., in the South of Market area Tuesday, contending the company has violated federal layoff and plant-closure laws. Last month, the knitting
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