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General Strike

Union workers rally in front of Oakland City Hall, July 28, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland City Workers Threaten Strike Along With BART Employees

Leaders of unions representing BART, city of Oakland and East Bay Regional Park District employees threatened to stage a strike next week at a boisterous rally in front of Oakland City Hall Friday.

06/28/2013

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan delivers the State of the City address at City Hall on February 8, 2012. (CBS)

Quan Calls For Weekend Talks To Avert Oakland Worker Strike

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on Friday called for negotiations this weekend to try to avert a one-day strike that city employees plan to conduct on Monday.

06/28/2013

A protester is detained by police during a rally for International Worker's Day on May 1, 2012 in Oakland. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Order May Day Protesters To Leave; SF Building Occupied

At least 23 people were arrested during May Day protests in Oakland on Tuesday. Meanwhile, police in riot gear faced off with dozens of protesters who occupied a building in San Francisco.

05/01/2012

Occupy Oakland Calls For General Strike

Bay Area Protests and Picket Lines Planned For May Day

Bay Area labor unions along with the Occupy movement are planning protests, picket lines and walkouts on May Day.

04/30/2012

Occupy Oakland Calls For General Strike

Occupy Oakland Calls For Tuesday General Strike

Occupy Oakland members are calling for a general strike on Tuesday—May Day—as a show of unity between union and non-union workers.

04/26/2012

Occupy Oakland Calls For General Strike

City Of Oakland Suing Occupy Protester For Damages

Oakland’s City Attorney is suing a 24-year-old man, who is accused of vandalizing a city building during Occupy protests in November.

03/07/2012

Occupy Oakland Calls For General Strike

Port Of Oakland Calls Possible Shutdown ‘Disruptive To Community’

The Port of Oakland is planning a proactive approach with law enforcement to stay open on Monday when protesters attempt to shut it down for a second time.

12/10/2011

Occupy Oakland protesters march towards

Occupy Movement Vows To Shut Down Port Of Oakland Again On Monday

Members of Occupy Oakland are calling for a second shutdown of the Port of Oakland and all West Coast ports on Monday, but they don’t have full union support.

12/09/2011

Police in riot gear move in on protesters in downtown Oakland, November 3, 2011. (CBS)

Experts Question Shooting Of Occupy Oakland Videographer

A 30-year-old Oakland man has said a police officer shot him with a rubber bullet or beanbag while he was videotaping last week’s standoff between law enforcement and a small group of people who took over a building and lit fires after a day of peaceful anti-Wall Street protests.

11/08/2011

The Occupy Oakland Protests

Antioch Man Remains Jailed After Occupy Oakland Arrest

An Alameda County judge on Monday set Roy Sorvari II’s bail at $15,000 and refused to release him on his own recognizance.

11/07/2011

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