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.
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.
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.
Bay Area labor unions along with the Occupy movement are planning protests, picket lines and walkouts on May Day.
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 Quan unveiled her worst-case scenario budget that would cut 368 jobs if concessions aren’t made.