Labor Unions

Fare gates at the Embarcadero BART Station in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: BART Strike Authorization Vote Comes Amid Accusations

Bay 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 Support

San 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.


California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Governor May Risk Losing Labor Support Over Proposed State Worker Pay Cuts

The governor has already axed 15,000 state jobs. Now, he is proposing to double that number and institute a four-day work week, which would translate into a 5% pay cut for state workers.


Striking ferry workers outside the Golden Gate Ferry Larkspur terminal, May 1, 2012. (CBS)

Striking GG Ferry Workers, Occupy Activists Join In May Day Protests

Protesters gathered at the Larkspur Ferry terminal Tuesday morning as Golden Gate Ferry Service was shut down as expected over a ferry workers’ strike coinciding with May Day and Occupy-related demonstrations.


Occupy Oakland Calls For General Strike

Bay Area Protests and Picket Lines Planned For May Day

Bay Area labor unions along with the Occupy movement are planning protests, picket lines and walkouts on May Day.


Larkspur Ferry

Golden Gate Ferry Service Canceled Friday Over Strike Threat

The Golden Gate Bridge District has decided to cancel all of its ferry routes Friday in response to a planned strike by ticket agents.


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is interviewed in the KCBS studio (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Unveils Worst Case Scenario Budget

Oakland Mayor Quan unveiled her worst-case scenario budget that would cut 368 jobs if concessions aren’t made.