Supreme Court Strikes Down CA Class-Action Lawsuit Against DirecTVThe Supreme Court says satellite provider DirecTV can avoid a class action lawsuit in California over early termination fees and can force customers into private arbitration hearings instead.
Suspended, Fired Oakland Police Officers Reinstated Because Of Flaws In Arbitration ProcessA scathing new report reveals serious flaws in punishing Oakland police officers, as problem officers who were suspended or fired were basically rewarded with what amounted to a paid vacation.
Giants Reach 1-Year, $2.9M Deal With 1st Baseman Brandon BeltFirst baseman Brandon Belt has reached agreement on a $2.9 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants to avoid salary arbitration.
BART Strike Enters 2nd Day, Management Rejects Unions' OfferIn a statement released Friday night, BART officials said it "has received no indication that (workers at Service Employees International Union Local 1021 and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555) will return to work" on Saturday.
San Jose Wins Arbitration Battle Against Police UnionOn Thursday, retired judge John A. Flaherty formally declined to restore the 10% cut in wages imposed on police officers in 2011, as San Jose was struggling to balance its budget amidst a struggling economy.
Giants' Posey Earns Steepest Rise In Salary ArbitrationAll 133 MLB players who filed for salary arbitration last month settled, gaining an average increase of 119 percent. San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, the NL batting champion and MVP, led the way with a 13-fold hike to $8 million.
San Jose Police, City Officials Butting Heads Over PayThe San Jose Police Officers Association is asking for a 16 percent raise over the next three years, in part to keep officers in the department.
Posey, Pence Among 4 Giants Reaching 1-Year DealsReigning NL MVP and batting champion Buster Posey is among four San Francisco Giants to reach agreement on one-year contracts that avoided salary arbitration.
Romo, Giants Avoid Arbitration With $1,575,000 ContractRight-handed relief pitcher Sergio Romo and the San Francisco Giants have settled on a $1,575,000, one-year contract to avoid an arbitration hearing.
Giants Ace Lincecum Asks For $21.5 Million In ArbitrationGiants ace Tim Lincecum has asked for $21.5 million in salary arbitration and been offered $17 million.
Palo Alto Measure D Stripping Police, Fire Arbitration Rights PassesPalo Alto voters passed a ballot measure that will repeal the rights of firefighters and police officers to have arbitrators settle their salary disputes with the city and another measure designating 10 acres of parkland for a new compost facility, according to preliminary election results Tuesday night.
San Francisco's City Attorney Wins Fight With Bank Of AmericaSan Francisco's City Attorney has won a fight with the credit card division of the nation's largest bank, which means millions of dollars for the city and tough new consumer protections for customers of Bank of America.