Labor Issues

Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images)

SF Symphony Cancels East Coast Tour As Strike Drags On

Striking San Francisco Symphony musicians rejected a federal mediator’s proposal to resume playing concerts during a “cooling off” period.

03/17/2013

violins, symphony

San Francisco Symphony Musicians Go On Strike

The music has stopped — at least temporarily — after San Francisco Symphony musicians announced Wednesday that they are going on strike over stalled negotiations with the orchestra’s management.

03/13/2013

A man pushes shopping carts outside of a Walmart store. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Walmart Workers Protest Over Compensation At Oakland Store

About 20 people gathered in front of the Oakland Walmart store on Edgewater Drive Wednesday to protest and demand better pay and work schedules.

11/21/2012

Contra Costa Public Employees Union Presses For Better Wages And Benefits

Contra Costa County Public Employees Local Union 1 says they feel undervalued and are asking for better wages as well as benefits. They’ve now taken their grievance to the Martinez Board of Supervisors.

11/13/2012

San Francisco International Airport

United Airlines Pilots Picket At SFO, Contract Talks In Slow Motion

United Airlines pilots spent part of their morning on informational picket lines at San Francisco International Airport. Among their complaints were outsourced jobs and slow contract talks that have taken up the last three years.

05/08/2012

Nurses picket at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, May 1, 2012. (CBS)

Sutter Claims Many Nurses Crossed Picket Line Tuesday

Not only are Sutter Health and it’s nurses’ union at odds over labor issues, but they can’t agree on the numbers of nurses that took part in a one-day strike.

05/02/2012

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