Jul 23, 2021

Black S.F. employees file federal complaint alleging rampant discrimination and harm

Dante King is a leader in the Black Employee Alliance, which filed a complaint with a federal agency this week alleging rampant discrimination and harm.

Jul 9, 2021

S.F. city workers subject to racially unequal treatment

Mayor London Breed commissioned the study of the city’s Department of Human Resources’ Equal Employment Opportunity processes.

Jun 25, 2021

Black City Employee Group Calls San Francisco Vaccination Mandate 'Insensitive, Negligent'

What Does Fully Vaccinated Mean? Everything To Know About New CDC Guidance

Jun 25, 2021

S.F. vaccine mandate gets pushback from unions and Black employees

San Francisco City Hall on March 15, 2020. A group representing Black city employees issued a scathing response to San Francisco’s order that its workers be vaccinated against the coronavirus, calling the mandate harsh and insensitive and threatening possible legal action.

Jun 25, 2021

All of San Francisco's city workers will be required to get COVID-19 vaccine

San Francisco city employees will soon be required to report their current vaccination status and show proof of vaccination.

Jun 25, 2021

San Francisco leaders receive backlash after vaccine mandate

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — San Francisco leaders are receiving backlash to its latest vaccine mandate for city employees.

Mar 19, 2021

S.F. Black employees file state complaint alleging discipline, pay disparities

An advocacy organization for Black city workers filed a state discrimination complaint this week alleging disparities in discipline, pay and raises.

Dec 17, 2020

Former police trainer speaks out about anti-Black bias

An implicit bias trainer who found the San Francisco Police Department suffered from an “extreme” degree of anti-Black sentiment spoke out Wednesday about the troubling experiences that spurred his damning assessment.

Dec 17, 2020

Former bias trainer says ‘reinforced narratives about Black people as criminals by nature’ thrived in San Francisco Police culture

Trainer and his team worked for more than two years training over 1,000 officers at every level

Dec 16, 2020

SFMTA adopts plan to root out racism amid accusations of discrimination

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board adopted a plan Tuesday to root out racism within the agency and declared “anti-Black racism” a human rights and public health crisis in the city.

Dec 11, 2020

Black S.F. employees file racial discrimination lawsuit against city

Keka Robinson-Luqman, a junior management assistant for the SFMTA since 2016, alleged in a class action racial discrimination lawsuit filed Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, that her white manager used racist and stereotypical language with her and she was denied commensurate pay for work above her classification and a promotion she believed she was being trained for.

Nov 19, 2020

S.F. transit agency grapples with 'history of racism': Black staff disproportionately disciplined

A new plan aims to address and cope with “a very long and well-documented history” of racial and gender discrimination in the Muni workforce.

Nov 6, 2020

Post-election healing: Experts weigh in on moving forward, how to bridge divides

Those who are working on the ground to heal their communities opened up to ABC7 News about what it's going to take to reunite as a country when this presidential election is over.

Oct 2, 2020

Email explains ‘terrible decisions’ behind HR manager forging deal

Rebecca Sherman afraid to side with Black city worker on claims

Oct 2, 2020

Black employees condemn S.F. Dept. of HR for silencing discrimination complaints

Cedric Jackson (left) and Dante King address the crowd in front of City Hall during an Oct. 2 rally held by Black city workers. Photo by Juan Carlos Lara

Oct 2, 2020

Bombshell: Purported letter from SF’s HR manager Sherman outlines long-running forgery plot

Mission Local has obtained a purported Sept. 11 letter from former San Francisco HR manager Rebecca Sherman, in which she expresses sorrow and outlines a long-running forgery plot culminating in a Black MTA worker being given a bogus $514,000 discrimination settlement Sherman allegedly crafted out of whole cloth.

Sep 29, 2020

Attorneys call on city to honor ‘forged’ settlement with Black transit worker

Lawsuit at center of scandal filed by SFMTA employee over alleged discrimination, retaliation

Sep 28, 2020

San Francisco’s Department of HR, embroiled in scandal, must be investigated — from top to bottom

HR personnel in multiple departments claim city’s Dept. of Human Resources has edited racial grievances out of workers’ complaints

Sep 23, 2020

Supes seek answers after Human Resources manager accused of forgery

Black employees group blames incident on department leadership

Sep 21, 2020

DA says he’ll investigate ‘criminal offenses’ in SF’s Department of HR

San Francisco leaders are reeling and pondering the elusive motivation of a so-called “rogue employee” in the city’s Department of Human Resources who is accused of a series of forgeries.

Sep 19, 2020

Bombshell: SF HR director claims ‘rogue employee’ forged settlement with Black worker

Mayor London Breed and every member of the Board of Supervisors were among dozens of city leaders to receive a shocking Friday afternoon email from longtime Department of Human Resources director Micki Callahan.

Feb 12, 2020

Implicit bias trainer finds ‘extreme’ degree of anti-black sentiment within SFPD

A city worker came forward with deep concerns about racism being pervasive within San Francisco’s police force after teaching anti-bias classes to officers for more than two years, the San Francisco Examiner has learned.

Nov 30, 2018

Black City Workers Tackle Systemic Racism

Even the city’s director of Human Resources says ‘it’s clear there’s a significant problem’ with racism inside city departments.

Sep 29, 2018

Harassment investigations at SFMTA go nowhere, employees allege

One employee reported a manager forced her to perform oral sex to keep her job. Another employee reported being blocked from a key promotion by a man who repeatedly attacked her with racial slurs.