‘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.
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.
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.
San Francisco Unified School District announced a tentative agreement for a three-year contract with the teachers’ union on Tuesday that would include a 12-percent, retroactive raise across the board.
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District ferry captains Thursday morning announced a one-day strike planned for Friday that will shut down the agency’s ferry service for the day.
Some 10,000 Anthem Blue Cross members are no longer covered at Stanford Health Care Hospital because of a contract dispute the where the hospital abruptly cancelled the Anthem’s contract.
Oakland City Councilman Noel Gallo says his city is close to losing the A’s because the government officials are undecided about agreeing to a 10-year lease deal proposed by the organization.
Three weeks after San Francisco’s Muni operators staged a worker “sickout” that brought city buses, trains and trolleys to a halt; the transit agency and union leaders have now reached a tentative agreement.
After word of Tuesday night’s rejection from the A’s on a 10-year lease proposal to stay in Oakland, the Coliseum Authority is speaking out about about a debt they claim the team wants to be written off.