Labor Negotiations

Union Asks Tesoro Refinery Workers In Martinez To Strike After Talks Break DownThe United Steelworkers Union called for its refinery workers to stage their largest walkout in more 30 years Sunday, saying its negotiations with Shell Oil Co. broke down less than two weeks after they began.
San Jose Police, Fire Unions Say City Manager's 'Forced Resignation' Has 'Squashed' Hope For Better RelationsSan Jose City Manager Ed Shikada, acknowledging the City Council wanted new management, Wednesday announced his resignation as of Jan. 1, the day Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo takes office, according the city officials.
New BART Board President Wants Ban On Future Transit StrikesIn the midst of continuing contract talks following two strikes over the past year, the new president of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors is looking to ban union workers from walking off the job in the future.
Phil Matier: Another Mistake Found In BART Deal With UnionA smaller BART union has been notified of a typo in the contract they have approved.
Phil Matier: Tense BART Talks Set To Resume Over Family LeaveNegotiators with Bay Area Rapid Transit and its two largest unions are set to restart negotiations on Thursday, with many hard feelings remaining on both sides of the table.
Phil Matier: What Went Wrong In BART Talks Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown joined the KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle insider to take a look at how things fell apart so drastically at the last minute of BART labor negotiations.
Phil Matier: Dems Put Pressure On BART Board To Cut A DealThe mostly union-backing Democrats warned they would not support a strike and there was no extra money at the state level to increase BART's offer.
Phil Matier: BART Labor Negotiations Down To Crunch TimeIf no deal is made by the end of a cooling off period that expires at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, two of the transit agency's largest unions could walk off the job on Friday morning.
BART Prepares For Strike, May Use Managers To Keep Trains RunningWith both sides remaining far apart in the BART labor dispute, the transit agency is looking at managers to operate some trains if a strike occurs.
One Day After Returning To Negotiating Table, BART Talks Cancelled One day after returning to the negotiating table, talks between BART and unions representing its workers were called off on Tuesday because of a scheduling conflict.
BART, Unions Seek Progress In Return To Negotiations Next WeekWhile next week marks the midway point in the BART dispute’s 60-day cooling-off period and the first time for negotiations since it began, neither side expects any serious movement until the following week when talks will center on the dispute's major economic issues.
BART Board President, Unions Frustrated By Lack Of Labor TalksBoth sides in the Bay Area Rapid Transit labor dispute are talking about the lack of progress in negotiations, since the 60-day cooling off period started nearly a month ago.
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