Labor

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

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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

A farmworker picks lettuce in a field. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

California Growers Fear Pres. Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration Will Intensify Farm Labor Shortage

Thousands of the state’s farm workers, who make up a significant portion of those who will benefit, may choose to leave the uncertainty of their seasonal jobs for steady, year-around work.

12/28/2014

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

SFO Restaurant Workers Reach Tentative Agreement With Management After 2-Day Strike

San Francisco International Airport food service workers and restaurant management announced Friday that they have reached a tentative agreement on a six-year contract.

12/19/2014

The Apple logo is seen September 11, 2012 at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts in San Francisco. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/GettyImages)

Apple ‘Deeply Offended’ By BBC Investigation Claiming Poor Working Conditions In Chinese Factories

Apple is under fire again over working conditions for people who make its products, following a BBC investigation that alleges poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories.

12/19/2014

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Southwest Airlines Workers Picket At Mineta San Jose Airport Over Stalled Labor Contract

Southwest Airlines ground crew workers upset over stalled labor negotiations picketed at Mineta San Jose International Airport Tuesday. Union members say they haven’t had a contract in four years.

12/16/2014

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Woman Gives Birth On San Francisco To Phoenix Flight

A woman flying from San Francisco International to Phoenix gave birth on her Southwest Airlines flight early Tuesday morning.

12/09/2014

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