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.
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.
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.
Bay Area labor unions along with the Occupy movement are planning protests, picket lines and walkouts on May Day.
Occupy Oakland members are calling for a general strike on Tuesday—May Day—as a show of unity between union and non-union workers.
Oakland’s City Attorney is suing a 24-year-old man, who is accused of vandalizing a city building during Occupy protests in November.
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.
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.
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.
An Alameda County judge on Monday set Roy Sorvari II’s bail at $15,000 and refused to release him on his own recognizance.