City workers in Hayward were launching a three-day strike and rally beginning Tuesday morning to demand further contract negotiations.
Bay Area Rapid Transit labor talks broke down on Saturday and union officials declared, despite having another day before their contract runs out, that there would be a strike. The move leaves hundreds of thousands of commuters potentially stranded for Monday’s commute to work.
The two largest unions representing Bay Area Rapid Transit workers gave BART management a 72-hour strike notice on Thursday night, signaling their intent to walk off the job on July 1 if a new contract agreement is not reached.
California’s largest public employee union says it has reached a tentative agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown on a new three-year contract that includes raises for 95,000 state workers.
BART’s labor unions say they’re upset that the transit district will spend $400,000 for a private negotiator for contract talks set to begin next week.
The workers’ four-year contract expires June 30. The union leaders, representing mostly train operators and station agents, say their workers deserve pay raises.
Officials say custodial and maintenance workers at Oakland International Airport and one of the nation’s busiest seaports are set to end their pickets and return to work late Tuesday and early Wednesday.
Port spokesman Isaac Kos-Read said the workers were preventing trucks from entering the facility Tuesday morning. Longshoremen were also being kept from their jobs.
Members of Service Employees International Union Local 1021 began picketing Monday night at Oakland International Airport to kick off a 24-hour strike meant to also shut down the Port of Oakland on Tuesday
James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.