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Shuttle Drivers For Apple, Genentech Vote To Join Teamsters Union

Drivers for Compass Transportation, a shuttle-bus company providing commuter services for Google, Apple, Microsoft, Genentech, and other Bay Area clients, voted to join the Teamsters union, union officials said Friday evening.

02/27/2015

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Facebook Shuttle Bus Drivers Approve Union Contract With Health Care, Wages At $21-$28.50 An Hour

Shuttle drivers who take Facebook employees to and from work have reportedly approved a union contract offering higher pay and more benefits, a victory in organized labor’s effort to unionize workers in Silicon Valley.

02/23/2015

A shuttle commonly known as a “Google Bus” arrives at a Muni bus stop in San Francisco to pick up commuters. (CBS)

San Francisco Looks At Removing Some Parking Spaces To Accommodate Tech Shuttles

Shuttle buses for people who work in the tech industry have made Muni riders mad and have been the subject of protests. A plan to accommodate the shuttles could lead to fewer available parking spaces.

06/20/2014

A shuttle commonly known as a "Google Bus" arrives at a Muni bus stop in San Francisco to pick up commuters. (CBS)

Lawsuit Filed To Block Google Buses, Private Shuttles From San Francisco Muni Bus Stops

A lawsuit filed against the city of San Francisco today seeks to block the use of commuter shuttle buses at Municipal Railway bus stops, arguing that the practice is illegal and that the city’s plan to charge companies a fee for the use of the bus stops sidestepped state-mandated environmental analysis.

05/01/2014

Protesters gather in front of Twitter headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco on December 9, 2013. (Bay City News Service)

Union Plays Big Role In San Francisco Protests Over ‘Google Buses,’ Tech Tax Breaks

Many of the fights involving “Google Buses” and tech tax breaks are actually being stoked by the politically powerful Service Employees International Union, which represents thousands of San Francisco city workers. Coincidentally they are also in the midst of negotiations with the city for a new proposed contract.

04/16/2014

Protesters block a Google employee shuttle bus at 18th and Valencia streets in San Francisco, April 11, 2014. (CBS)

Protesters Block Another Google Bus In San Francisco Ahead Of March Against Evictions

Dozens of protesters in San Francisco blocked a bus headed for Google headquarters Friday morning and dozens more are expected during an afternoon march to rally against the evictions of local teachers and other longtime city residents.

04/11/2014

A protester stands atop a Yahoo employee shuttle bus near the MacArthur BART station, April 2, 2014. (defendthebayarea.org)

Protesters Block, Barf On Bus In Fight Against Yahoo’s Oakland Shuttles

Protesters against the use of private tech shuttle buses blocked a Yahoo bus neat the MacArthur BART station Wednesday morning, and a Twitter photo posting claims that one protester purposefully vomited on the bus’s windshield.

04/02/2014

Costumed protesters block a Google employee shuttle bus in San Francisco, April 1, 2014. (CBS)

April Fool’s Protesters Block Google Bus In San Francisco Ahead Of Key Vote

Ahead of a San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ hearing this afternoon on a pending pilot program to charge private shuttle buses for using public bus stops, a group of protesters blocked a Google commuter bus in the city’s Mission District.

04/01/2014

Facebook Headquarters

Silicon Valley Boom Eludes Many, Drives Income Gap

The widening income gap between the wealthy and those left behind is sparking debate, anger and sporadic protests.

03/06/2014

Google Satellite Office

Skip The Bus, Report Claims Google’s Next Move Is Into SF Mission District

In what looks to be another skirmish in San Francisco’s escalating gentrification war, Google is said to be making a major move into the city’s Mission District and some are saying “there goes the neighborhood.”

02/17/2014

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