May Day

Union workers picket in front of a construction site in San Francisco, May 1, 2014. (CBS)

Bay Area ‘May Day’ Protests, Rallies Call For Workers’ Rights, End Of Deportations

Labor activists across the Bay Area rallied Thursday to celebrate International Workers Day, taking the opportunity to champion causes from minimum wage hikes to immigration reform to development projects.

05/01/2014

One of several rallies in the Bay Area supporting immigration reform on May 1, 2013. (CBS)

Protesters Seek Immigration Reform In Bay Area May Day Rallies

As many as a thousand protesters marched from San Francisco’s Mission District to Civic Center Plaza Wednesday afternoon to call for immigration reform as part of several May Day rallies in the Bay Area.

05/01/2013

SFPD says Jesse Nesbitt (inset) is the man seen hurling bricks into a crowd during a San Francisco May Day protest. (CBS/SFPD)

San Francisco Protester Gets 2 Years For Throwing Bricks At Police

A year to the day after he was arrested for throwing bricks at San Francisco police officers, a protester was sentenced Wednesday to two years in state prison for a felony assault charge, prosecutors said.

05/01/2013

May Day Activists Mark International Worker's Day In California

Oakland Officials Seek Vandalism Video, Photos From Protests

Oakland city officials are asking members of the public to submit video or photographic evidence of vandalism associated with recent protests.

05/11/2012

Damage at the SFPD Mission Station (BCN)

Donations Pour In For Vandalized SF Mission District Shops

A grassroots effort to help Mission District businesses vandalized by a group that broke away from a protest march on Monday has raised more $7,000 in less than a week.

05/04/2012

Police outside a building on the 800 block of Turk St. during a raid on Occupy protesters, May 2, 2012. (CBS)

5 To Be Charged In May Day Takeover Of SF Building

San Francisco prosecutors plan to file charges against five people arrested in the takeover of a vacant building during May Day protests.

05/04/2012

Protesters are tear-gassed by police during a rally for International Worker's Day on May 1, 2012 in Oakland. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Use Streaming Video To Monitor May Day Occupy Protests

Oakland’s police chief and mayor watched from a command center downtown as the events of the May Day protests unfolded in real time a few blocks away, thanks to streaming video cameras carried by several police officers and live webcam feeds posted online by the demonstrators themselves.

05/03/2012

Vandals attack the Mission District police station in San Francisco on April 30, 2012. (CBS)

$25K Donated To Vandalized SF Mission District Businesses

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo on Wednesday announced it was donating $25,000 to help small businesses in the city’s Mission District rebuild after protesters vandalized more than 20 businesses in the neighborhood on Monday.

05/02/2012

May Day Activists Mark International Worker's Day In California

Oakland Businesses Regroup After Day Of Protest

While damage wasn’t as extensive compared to previous protests, businesses in downtown Oakland were once again trying to recover Wednesday following May Day demonstrations.

05/02/2012

Protesters clash police during a rally for International Worker's Day on May 1, 2012 in Oakland. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Tally 39 Arrests In May Day Protests

Large protests in Oakland on Tuesday to mark May Day were mostly peaceful but 39 people were arrested, city of Oakland officials said Wednesday.

05/02/2012

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