Labor Unions

West Coast Ports Face Shutdown If Contract Negotiations In San Francisco FailThe contract that covers nearly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers is set to expire June 30, as negotiations continue in San Francisco.
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.
Poll Finds Negative View Of Unions Growing In CaliforniaMore California voters think that organized labor does more harm than good, according to the latest Field Poll that shows a dramatic shift in the state’s attitudes about labor unions.
Phil Matier: An Evolving Relationship Between Labor Unions And California DemocratsSan Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is leading an effort to put an initiative before voters allowing cities to renegotiate pensions for existing public employees—as well as new hires. Meanwhile, State Assembly candidate Steve Glazer from Orinda, is pushing an initiative preventing transit employees from striking in the future.
Union Leaders Prepared To Oppose San Jose Mayor’s Pension Reform MeasureMayor Chuck Reed, along with four other mayors from around the state, have submitted the ballot initiative to the state Attorney General.
BART, Unions Add More Meeting Dates As Deadline NearsBART management and the unions have agreed to more talks, but it still remains to be scene whether they are getting any closer to an agreement.
BART, Union Return To Bargaining Table With Talks Focused On SafetyThursday's meeting between BART management and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 centered on safety proposals and work rules.
Union Leader Says BART Contract Talks Were Unproductive As Strike Deadline LoomsBART management met with union leaders again Tuesday to try to reach an agreement before the contract for the transit agency's employees expires Sunday night but a union official said the talks weren't productive.
KCBS Cover Story: Buses The Primary Option To Replace Striking BART TrainsWith another BART strike looming, commuters may have to find an alternate way of getting around.
Phil Matier: BART Strike Enters 4th Day; Pension-Health Care Costs Primary IssuesBay Area Rapid Transit is still on strike, trains are not running and negotiations have entered their fourth day after Wednesday night’s talks concluded with no deal.
Phil Matier: BART Strike Authorization Vote Comes Amid AccusationsBay Area Rapid Transit workers plan to vote on Tuesday whether or not to authorize strike while both labor and management continue to trade accusations as to why they are unable to reach an agreement over the contract.
Herrera Wins SJ City Council Re-Election Bid Despite Pension Reform SupportSan Jose City Councilwoman Rose Herrera won re-election on Tuesday in a tough race where opponents made an issue of her support for pension reform.
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