Google Bus Fatally Strikes Woman At West Valley CollegeA bus that hit and killed a San Jose woman at West Valley College in Saratoga this week was a so-called “Google Bus” that shuttled employees working for the tech giant.
Shuttle Drivers For Apple, Genentech Vote To Join Teamsters UnionDrivers 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.
Facebook Shuttle Bus Drivers Approve Union Contract With Health Care, Wages At $21-$28.50 An HourShuttle 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.
San Francisco Looks At Removing Some Parking Spaces To Accommodate Tech ShuttlesShuttle 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.
Lawsuit Filed To Block Google Buses, Private Shuttles From San Francisco Muni Bus StopsA 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.
Union Plays Big Role In San Francisco Protests Over ‘Google Buses,’ Tech Tax BreaksMany 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.
Protesters Block Another Google Bus In San Francisco Ahead Of March Against EvictionsDozens 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.
Protesters Block, Barf On Bus In Fight Against Yahoo's Oakland ShuttlesProtesters 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.
April Fool's Protesters Block Google Bus In San Francisco Ahead Of Key VoteAhead 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.
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.
Skip The Bus, Report Claims Google's Next Move Is Into SF Mission DistrictIn 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."
Facebook Joins Google In Providing Worker Commute Ferry On San Francisco BayFollowing in the footsteps of Google, Facebook is now shuttling workers to the South Bay via luxury catamaran.