Harley Shaiken

Supporters rally on behalf of imprisioned US citizen Alan Gross, calling for US President Barack Obama to help free Gross during a rally in Lafayette Park December 3, 2013, across the street from the White House, in Washington, DC. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama’s Call To Loosen Cuban Travel And Trade Restrictions Gets Mixed Reactions

The president’s call for loosening travel and trade restrictions with Cuba is an historic shift that many young Cubans living in the U.S. never thought they’d see. An Oakland performer hopes his mom will get to see him dance.

12/17/2014

AC Transit Bus

Three-Member Board Begins Investigation Of AC Transit Dispute

A three-person panel appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown was holding a hearing Monday on a labor dispute between AC Transit and its workers that nearly led to a strike last week.

10/21/2013

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BART’s Final Offer Raising Tensions As New Dealine Nears

BART contract negotiations were set to resume Monday morning amid concerns whether BART’s last minute offer to unions was a positive step or if it may have imperiled the process.

10/14/2013

Occupy Protest - Oakland

Occupy Oakland Marks 2-Year Anniversary Amid Uncertain Future

Two years ago there was a campground at Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza followed by riots in the streets. Today the Occupy Oakland movement commemorated their anniversary and examined what they should do next.

10/11/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.

Gov. Brown Implores BART, Unions To Reach Deal Before End Of Cooling Off Period

For the first time since Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 60-day cooling-off period, Bay Area Rapid Transit management and its unions returned to the bargaining table Monday and resumed negotiations to try and avoid a strike that would result in service shutdown.

09/16/2013

Chile Mine 2

Analyzing The Rescue Efforts In Chile

UC Berkeley Professor Harley Shaiken discusses the rescue efforts for the 33 trapped miners in Chile.

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