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.
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.
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 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.