Obama To Expand Overtime Pay For 5 Million WorkersThe Obama administration is proposing making up to 5 million more people eligible for overtime — its latest effort to boost pay for lower-income workers.
Oakland Protests, Staffing Shortages Send Police Overtime Estimate To $30MOakland’s Police Chief says the city has spent $3-million on overtime for his officers covering protests, and the department could spend upwards of $30-million on overtime, despite budgeting just $15-million for this fiscal year.
Mail Stops Showing Up In Santa Clara Neighborhood; Post Office Overtime Fears BlamedThe U.S. Postal Service goes by the creed “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” but one KPIX 5 viewer said that’s not necessarily the case in Santa Clara.
San Jose Police Department To Require Officers To Work Overtime To Cover Patrol ShiftsThe new overtime plan is expected to be implemented in the next week or two and would require some officers to work 2-3 hours of overtime on days when staffing is below minimum levels.
2,500 San Francisco Muni Drivers In Class Action Lawsuit Against Agency For Alleged Unpaid OvertimeAbout 2,500 past and present San Francisco Municipal Railway drivers have been certified as a class in a federal lawsuit alleging Muni has not paid them the overtime hours they have put in, according to a report.
Oakland Police Officers Burnt Out On Mandatory Overtime As City Reexamines Policy Oakland's police department continues to suffer a shortage of officers which has lead to mandatory overtime, but a city councilwoman says it's leading to burnt-out cops. The city is now expected to review this issue.
Trail Blazers Pull Ahead In Overtime To Defeat Warriors, 119-117LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points, including the go-ahead jumper in overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Warriors 119-117 despite a season-high 47 points from Golden State’s Stephen Curry.
Oakland, Fremont McDonald's Workers Allege Wage Theft In Class Action LawsuitsMcDonald's workers from the Bay Area, Los Angeles and in two other states filed lawsuits against the fast-food chain this week, saying the company engages in a variety of illegal practices to avoid paying them what they're owed.
President Obama Visits NY Gap Store, Touts SF Company For Raising Minimum WagePresident Barack Obama made a brief stop Tuesday to browse the sweaters at a midtown New York Gap store to show support for the chain’s decision to increase wages for U.S. employees to a minimum of $10 an hour by next year. Obama wants Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, but lawmakers have resisted.
SF Firefighters Raking In Overtime, Among Highest-Paid City Workers Insider Phil Matier reports San Francisco firefighters are doing pretty well financially as overtime pay is making them some of the highest-paid city workers.
Full-Court Last-Second Shot Sends Alameda Basketball Game To OvertimePandemonium erupted in a high school gym in Alameda on Friday night when a varsity basketball player made a miraculous full-court shot with less than a second left in the game.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Requiring Overtime Pay For Domestic WorkersGov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill that will temporarily require overtime pay for domestic workers in California, after he vetoed a broader measure last year that critics said would have opened the door for government regulation of part-time baby-sitting.