Strike Averted For Thousands Of Santa Clara County Employees With Tentative 4-Year DealSanta Clara County officials and union leaders struck a tentative four-year deal, which averts a strike Tuesday morning, according to the Service Employees International Union Local 521.
9,000 Santa Clara County Workers Threaten To Strike Over Labor Dispute, But Some BarredA court injunction filed by Santa Clara County Monday has barred about 500 employees from participating in a strike set for Tuesday by a union representing about 9,000 of its workers.
Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Hits Southern CaliforniaThe U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.0 earthquake has struck the Southern California area Wednesday evening.
Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes Solomon IslandsThe U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands, but no tsunami threat was expected.
Orinda Mayor Faces Concord Assemblywoman In East Bay’s State Senate Special ElectionThe state Senate race between Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla has led to $7 million in campaign spending. Voters decide who goes to Sacramento in a special election on Tuesday.
Fast-Food Workers Storm San Francisco McDonald's To Demand $15/Hour Wages; Similar Protests Across U.S.Fast-food workers calling for $15 an hour are picking up some more allies around the Bay Area Wednesday.
Play Ball! Youth Baseball Players Allowed On Tesoro Refinery Fields As Strike Enters 6th WeekYouth baseball players who were locked out of their normal playing fields at the Tesoro oil refinery in Martinez will be able to begin using the fields on Saturday, the league president said Friday.
Republican Assemblywoman Introduces Bill To Prevent Future BART StrikesA Bay Area lawmaker has started a new effort to ban strikes by BART workers. The bill’s proposal is getting mixed reviews with some BART riders giving it a thumb’s up.
How Much Will Gas Prices Rise After The Torrance Refinery Explosion?Bay Area drivers can anticipate a spike in gas prices after an explosion and fire at a major refinery in Southern California.
BART To Receive $5 Million Federal Grant To Protect Trackside WorkersThe Federal Transit Administration is awarding BART a $5 million grant to develop a new technology to protect track-side workers.
Union Asks Tesoro Refinery Workers In Martinez To Strike After Talks Break DownThe United Steelworkers Union called for its refinery workers to stage their largest walkout in more 30 years Sunday, saying its negotiations with Shell Oil Co. broke down less than two weeks after they began.
Huge Strike Averted As Kaiser, Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement After Months Of Tense NegotiationsThe tentative agreement averts multiple strikes scheduled to begin 7 a.m. Wednesday at Kaiser medical centers throughout the Bay Area including Antioch, Daly City, San Francisco, Oakland, Petaluma, Vacaville, San Rafael and Santa Clara.