Pensions

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 hold signs as they picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: An Evolving Relationship Between Labor Unions And California Democrats

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is leading an effort to put an initiative before voters allowing cities to renegotiate pensions for existing public employees—as well as new hires. Meanwhile, State Assembly candidate Steve Glazer from Orinda, is pushing an initiative preventing transit employees from striking in the future.

10/17/2013

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Union Leaders Prepared To Oppose San Jose Mayor’s Pension Reform Measure

Mayor Chuck Reed, along with four other mayors from around the state, have submitted the ballot initiative to the state Attorney General.

10/16/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.

BART, Unions Reach Pension Agreement As Contract Talks Continue

Progress was made in BART labor contract negotiations on Thursday after unions presented a counter offer to the transit system’s management and an agreement was made over pensions.

10/03/2013

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SJ Mayor Seeks To Amend State Constitution To Attain Pension Reform

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, who drew national attention as a result of his successful pension reform campaign is in the spotlight again. This time his proposal is to amend the California constitution to further those goals with a ballot measure in the November election.

09/25/2013

CalPERS

CalPERS Spent Over $1M Discretionary Travel Despite Governor’s Ban

California’s two public pension systems continued to fly top officials around the globe for conferences, workshops and speaking engagements even after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a ban on discretionary travel.

07/18/2013

CalPERS

CalPERS To Post Data Of 500,000 Pensioners Online

The nation’s largest public pension fund announced Monday that it will post data online about nearly half a million pensioners in an effort to be transparent.

07/08/2013

The McKesson corporate headquarters in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CEO Of San Francisco’s McKesson Entitled To Record $159M Pension

McKesson’s Chairman and CEO John Hammergren has set a new record in corporate America: Largest pension around.

06/25/2013

Former BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger (BART)

BART GM Says Ex-Official’s Pay Deserves Review

The top administrator for the Bay Area Rapid Transit System says her predecessor’s pay of $330,000 last year despite not working a single day warrants a review.

06/13/2013

San Jose Police Car (CBS)

San Jose Police Union Files New Challenge To Pension Reform

A new lawsuit challenging San Jose’s voter-approved Measure B pension reform proposition has been filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court by the city’s Police Officers’ Association.

04/30/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose, Police Union Reach Pension Agreement

The city of San Jose and its police union have reached an agreement that will reduce pensions for new officers and ends a dispute over efforts to reduce costly retirement benefits.

04/26/2013

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