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Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland Audit Finds Unchecked Spending

An audit of Oakland’s workers’ compensation program finds city employees accepted $23,000 in inappropriate gifts from a contractor during two training summits in 2007 and 2008.


Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Employees Voice Concerns About New Budget

Many city employees said they refuse to accept any more cuts to their benefits or pay after making those concessions during the recession.


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SF Supervisors Approve Tax Relief For City Workers In Same-Sex Partnerships

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved tax relief and reimbursements for city employees with same-sex partners.


San Francisco City Hall

23 SF City Workers Arrested In March Over Pay Hikes For Officials

Twenty-three protesters were detained following a rally and march in San Francisco Wednesday that called on top city officials to forgo pay raises they are set to receive later this year.



San Francisco City Employees Rally Against Corporate Tax Breaks

Hundreds of San Francisco city employees created traffic delays at a busy intersection when they rallied against corporate tax breaks.


San Francisco City Hall

Phil Matier: Overtime Costs Soar For Some SF City Employees

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the year-end tally of city labor costs including some astronomical overtime figures being doled out.


San Jose City Hall

San Jose Council Opts To Keep Reservists’ Pay Intact

San Jose lawmakers have voted to keep indefinitely offsetting the pay cuts that city employees would otherwise take whey they are called up as military reservists.

CBS San Francisco–08/09/2011

City Error Means Reservists Owe San Jose Money

The San Jose City Council is planning to audit a program that’s led to frustration and anger among city employees who serve as active-duty military reservists.



San Jose Mailer Stirs Up Political Controversy

There was no immediate comment from the union behind the mailer, but other city employee unions have subsequently been quoted as saying the do not want to be “lumped in” with this.


Vallejo Fire truck

Vallejo Proposes Plan To Come Out Of Bankruptcy

The city has proposed a plan to pay $6 million to creditors in an attempt to come out of bankruptcy.