Labor

BART workers pose with campaign signs supporting Susan Bonilla. (CBS)

Orinda Mayor Faces Concord Assemblywoman In East Bay’s State Senate Special Election

The state Senate race between Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla has led to $7 million in campaign spending. Voters decide who goes to Sacramento in a special election on Tuesday.

05/18/2015

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

San Jose Police Union Spokesman Says Mayor, City Closer To Deal On Pension Reform

A spokesman for San Jose’s police union said Friday that labor and city officials may be closing in on a deal to roll back pension reform Measure B in exchange for cost savings and a resolution to a bitter, years-long legal and political conflict.

03/13/2015

Workers seeking unionization of security guards protest outside the headquarters of Citrix in Santa Clara on March 10, 2015. (CBS)

Push To Unionize Workers In Silicon Valley Gaining Traction

For decades, calls to unionize workers in Silicon Valley have fallen on deaf ears. Recently, unions are finding success in organizing shuttle drivers, security guards and other low-wage workers.

03/10/2015

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Apple Security Guards Get Hired As Full-Time Employees

Apple is agreeing to hire many of its security guards as full-time employees, giving them many of the same benefits that other Apple workers enjoy, like health insurance and retirement benefits.

03/03/2015

Students, staff, and their supporters participate in National Walkout Day on the SFAI campus in San Francisco. (Photo by Anna Duckworth)

SF Art Institute Adjunct Professors Walk Out Of Class, Join National Movement For Job Security

About 100 professors, students and their supporters staged a noontime walkout of classes at the San Francisco Art Institute as part of a national movement that demands better pay and job security for adjunct professors.

02/25/2015

BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

Republican Assemblywoman Introduces Bill To Prevent Future BART Strikes

A Bay Area lawmaker has started a new effort to ban strikes by BART workers. The bill’s proposal is getting mixed reviews with some BART riders giving it a thumb’s up.

02/24/2015

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California Citrus Prices Dive As Port Labor Problems Keeps Product In U.S.

The Port of Oakland’s slow recovery after a massive West Coast labor-dispute is no consolation to local citrus growers, whose exports to Asia could become almost worthless.

02/23/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

‘Final Contract Offer’ Made In West Coast Port Disruptions; Labor Secretary Tries To Broker Settlement

Contract talks continue between labor union and employers as cargo remains stuck at West Coast ports and a federal mediator has intervened to broker a settlement to get cargo moving freely.

02/18/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Operations Resume At Port Of Oakland, 28 Other West Coast Ports After Labor-Dispute Slowdown

The Port of Oakland was just one of 29 West Coast ports affected by a massive three-day labor slowdown, but as of Tuesday operations resumed amid a contract dispute.

02/17/2015

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

President Obama Deploys Labor Secretary To Intervene In West Coast Port Dispute

The nation’s top labor official was scheduled to arrive in the Bay Area Monday to sit down with both sides of the contentious west coast port dispute sometime tomorrow.

02/16/2015

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