Posts Tagged ‘gentrification’

BRUTAL: New “CAUTION” Sign Depicts Drunk, Moneyed, iPhone-Distracted San Franciscans Fleeing High Rents by Running to Oakland

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

[UPDATE: Oh, it’s a coffee cup, not a red Solo cup – see Comments.]

Ouch, this one hurts.

From Jeremy C. Owens  – left to right, OAKLAND, Drunk San Franciscan, iPhone-Addled San Franciscan, Moneyed San Franciscan, SAN FRANCISCO:

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If only this sign had Oracle Arena heading the other way…

The Dueling Flyers of BLOCK THE TECH COMMUTE 2015 – Teamster Drivers Fighting Back – May Day, Friday May 1st

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Well here you go, it’s BLOCK THE TECH COMMUNTE via IndyBay.

But read on to see the reply from the Teamsters.

On It Goes…

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We are shuttle bus drivers for bus companies who have contracts with Facebook, Apple, Google, eBay, and more. We are mostly people of color. We live in communities such as East and West Oakland and Bayview/Hunter Point. We share your concerns about gentrification. The Bay Area’s skyrocketing rents and housing prices have pushed many of us out to Antioch, Pittsburg, Tracy, Manteca, and even farther.

Your efforts are hurting us, not helping. We are on the front lines of fighting income inequality in the high tech industry by organizing with the Teamsters union. In the last few months, over 225 of us at two shuttle bus companies won union elections. Those of us who drive for Facebook just won a union contract that includes $9/hour average wage increases, fully paid company health care, 5 weeks paid vacation, sick days, a pension, and higher pay for those of us who work split shifts.

In March, you attacked a Loop Transportation/Facebook bus that one of us was driving at MacArthur BART. You attacked a union bus driver for a good employer who pays good wages and benefits. That did not help our cause – it hurt it.

We call on you to join our efforts to hold high tech accountable to workers. If you want to make the economy work for struggling Bay Area families, then help the other drivers organize a union with us. Help push for affordable housing. But please don’t stop our buses.

May Day is for workers. Respect the shuttle bus workers this May Day.

SF Chronicle Building Attacked with Graffiti: “Fuck CW Nevius, Fuck Gentrification”

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Appears as if this recent pro-gentrification bit from CW Nevius has garnered a reaction from the street.

Check it:

Via Jason L Loren of The Tech Chronicles – click to expand

I’d say the top suspects in this caper are the tens of thousands of people who have priced apartment rents in the 415 over the past few months.

Of course CW Nevius himself is a newcomer to San Francisco, but he likes increasing rents because he’s an owner, right?

Oh well.

NOPA Pwned – Street Youths Claim Gentrified Divisadero is “Just Like the Suburbs”

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Three of these youts (possibly Academy of Art students) crossing Divisidero the other night got a lesson about NOPA courtesy of a fourth, who was in Sightsee M.C. mode.

First, WiFi-enabled and MacBook-heavy Cafe Abir got dismissed as the “Hastings* Study Group.” And actually, the phrase “The Future Lawyers of America” was bandied about.

And then the whole of the new North of Panhandle Area got dismissed as being “just like the suburbs.”  

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Ouch. Kids these days…

*College of Law, University of California – the oldest, largest and fifth (or sixth) best law school in California.

All Mission District Residents Get a 25% Discount at American Apparel in San Francisco!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Oh, you people in the Mission District have been waiting for this. Just get some ID and something that has your name and address on it showing you live in the 94110 (or somewhere close enough to give you a colorable claim of Missionite status) and then hop on your polluting moped to get over to any of the three remaining American Apparels. Then demand your 25% discount on anything in the store until March 15, 2009

Forget the controversy, just get yourself some new clothes. Joaquin Phoenix would want you to, and plus, you’ve earned it, baby!

Another iconic advertisement. Don’t click to expand: 

Cow Hollow

 2174 Union

(415) 440-3220
Haight Ashbury

 1615 Haight

(415) 431-4028
Union Square

 363 Grant

(415) 986-0388

Just one issue remains – what to put into the empty space at 998 Valencia? How about a Starbucks? The Mission is currently under-served by Amerikkka’s favorite purveyor of caffeinated beverages. See?

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Anyway, AA is open to suggestions. Think about it.