Labor

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

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)

Port Of Oakland Slowdown Continues Due To Labor Dispute; 29 West Coast Seaports Affected

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.

02/11/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Shipping Suspended At West Coast Ports Due To 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.

02/06/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

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.

02/05/2015

In a file photo, smoke drifts away from the Shell Oil refinery in Martinez. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Union Asks Tesoro Refinery Workers In Martinez To Strike After Talks Break Down

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.

02/01/2015

BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

3 Bay Area Cities Add More Than 100,000 Jobs In The Last Year As Boom Continues

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.

01/23/2015

San Jose firefighters (Craig Rose/San Jose Fire Dept.)

22 New San Jose Firefighters Graduate, But How Long Will They Stay On The Job?

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.

01/20/2015

(CBS SF)

Kaiser Mental Health Workers Striking In 35 California Cities

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.

01/12/2015

Taxis are parked near Union Square, San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Labor Council Joins Taxi Drivers In Battle Against Uber, Ridesharing Apps

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.

01/06/2015

(MARCEL ANTONISSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Flight Diverted After Woman Goes Into Labor While Aboard Flight From SFO To Minneapolis

Authorities say a pregnant woman who went into labor aboard a plane was treated at a Salt Lake City hospital after her flight was diverted to Utah.

12/31/2014

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