Layoffs Of 30 Workers At Exploratorium Met With ProtestsAbout 80 workers and activists rallied outside of the Exploratorium Thursday on San Francisco’s Pier 15 to protest a round of layoffs that will take place at the museum next week.
BART Workers Possibly Violated Rules For Posing With Campaign Signs In Maintenance YardsWith one week to go until a heated East Bay special election, a candidate who seeks to ban BART strikes is raising questions after some transit agency workers posed with signs backing his opponent on BART property.
San Francisco Parking Control Officers Protest Lack Of Safety After Violent AttacksDozens of San Francisco parking control officers and their supporters gathered together Thursday outside the district attorney’s office at the Hall of Justice to demand safer working conditions and tougher consequences for those who attack city employees.
Union Plays Big Role In San Francisco Protests Over ‘Google Buses,’ Tech Tax BreaksMany of the fights involving "Google Buses" and tech tax breaks are actually being stoked by the politically powerful Service Employees International Union, which represents thousands of San Francisco city workers. Coincidentally they are also in the midst of negotiations with the city for a new proposed contract.
San Francisco Labor Activists Seek $15/Hour Minimum Wage By 2017Under the proposed initiative, which will need thousands of signatures to qualify for the November ballot, the minimum wage at businesses with fewer than 100 employees would increase to $13 an hour in 2015; $14 by 2016 and $15 by 2017.
San Francisco City Workers Protest Twitter, Corporate Tax Breaks On City Hall Steps A loud lunch-hour protest at San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday took aim at corporate tax breaks for Twitter and other tech companies.
Hundreds Protest Tech Tax Breaks At Twitter Headquarters In San Francisco Protesters, including some who dressed up like Cupid, congregated at Twitter headquarters on Wednesday to voice opposition to the tax breaks several tech companies have received.
Done Deal: BART's Largest Union Approves ContractBay Area Rapid Transit workers' largest union ratified its contract with the agency on Monday, closing eight months of negotiations that resulted in two strikes that snarled traffic throughout the region and during which two workers were fatally struck by a train.
BART Board Approves New Contract, Heads To Unions For ApprovalThe Board of Directors voted 8-1 to approve the new labor agreement reached with its two largest unions.
Votes To Approve BART Agreement Likely Won’t Happen Until New YearVotes on an agreement that would end eight months of strife between BART and its labor unions probably won’t be held until late next week, a transit agency spokesman said Monday.
BART Contract Talks Resume This Week BART and its two biggest labor unions returned to the bargaining table Wednesday to make another attempt to resolve a dispute over a contract provision that calls for employees to receive up to six weeks of paid family medical leave annually.
Phil Matier: Tense BART Talks Set To Resume Over Family LeaveNegotiators with Bay Area Rapid Transit and its two largest unions are set to restart negotiations on Thursday, with many hard feelings remaining on both sides of the table.