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Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New BART Contract Includes 15% Raise, Higher Benefit Costs

The tentative contract that ended the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike includes a 15 percent raise over four years but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions.

10/23/2013

CalPERS

CalPERS To Post Data Of 500,000 Pensioners Online

The nation’s largest public pension fund announced Monday that it will post data online about nearly half a million pensioners in an effort to be transparent.

07/08/2013

Former BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger (BART)

BART GM Says Ex-Official’s Pay Deserves Review

The top administrator for the Bay Area Rapid Transit System says her predecessor’s pay of $330,000 last year despite not working a single day warrants a review.

06/13/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose, Police Union Reach Pension Agreement

The city of San Jose and its police union have reached an agreement that will reduce pensions for new officers and ends a dispute over efforts to reduce costly retirement benefits.

04/26/2013

Ice cream makers, Ben & Jerry (credit: ADE JOHNSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ben & Jerry’s Handing Out Free Ice Cream

A delicious tradition continues Tuesday with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shops throughout the Bay Area and beyond giving away free scoops…

04/09/2013

Lesbian Wedding

Lawmaker Proposes Tax Relief Legislation For California Same-Sex Couples

Currently, health benefits in same-sex partnerships are taxed by the federal government as income, although some California companies reimburse that tax to their employees.

02/15/2013

(Gabriel Bouys/Getty Images)

Military Benefits Extended To Same-Sex Partners

Pentagon officials say the department is not extending some housing benefits to same-sex partners of service members because the issue requires more review and military leaders are worried that it might be unfair.

02/11/2013

(CBS)

Phil Matier: Public Sector Retirees At Center Of Pension Reform Debate

KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the root of the argument for pension reform.

08/30/2012

(L-R) Eric Swalwell, Rep. Pete Stark (CBS)

Candidates In East Bay Congressional Race Squabbling Over Social Security

A tightly contested East Bay Congressional race is getting nastier and nastier by the day as the two candidates are at odds over Social Security benefits.

08/21/2012

(CBS)

Veterans Complain Of Huge Backlog At Oakland VA Office

Many veterans who attended Monday’s meeting said they have been waiting months and sometimes even years for decisions.

05/21/2012

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