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.
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.
The Port of Oakland, along with 28 other West Coast seaports, will be mostly closed four of the next five days because of an ongoing labor dispute.
Some port operations on the West Coast–including at the Port of Oakland–will be temporarily suspended this weekend because of the on-going labor dispute between port operators and union workers.
Productivity ‘Crippled’ As Labor Contract Talks Drag Into 9th Month Over Oakland, Other West Coast Ports
Shipping companies and dockworkers are stepping up their rhetoric as contract talks for workers at 30 West Coast ports, including those in the Bay Area, have dragged into a ninth month.
The 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.
The Bay Area job boom is showing no signs of let up with the Bay Area’s three biggest cities alone adding more than 100,000 jobs over the last 12 months.
22 new firefighters will be added to the San Jose Fire Department on Tuesday. The good news is that the new recruits are sorely needed on the short-staffed department, but it’s uncertain how long they’ll stick around.
About 2,600 Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals started a weeklong strike Monday morning protesting what they claim is a lack of staffing that’s affecting patient care.
The San Francisco Labor Council (SFLC) is joining the fight against Uber and other similar car-ride services. Cab drivers want legislation to regulate rates, license and tax the on-demand transportation companies.