Service Employees International Union
Many 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.
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.
Members of the city of Oakland’s two biggest employee unions have voted by overwhelming margins to authorize a strike.
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.
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
A number of San Francisco Superior Court workers walked off the job Monday in a one-day strike to protest a labor contract recently imposed on them.
Members of the Service Employees International Union 1021 gathered around 5:30 p.m. to oppose potential service cuts and call for business tax reform, union spokesman Carlos Rivera said.
Hundreds of janitors who maintain offices at the largest Silicon Valley technology companies marched through Palo Alto Thursday to demand higher wages and better benefits.