A coalition of 13 of Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District workers’ unions has unanimously voted to authorize a strike, though no date has been announced as both sides continue talks.
A coroner’s official says a 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck 14 people at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island.
Union officials said employees have been working without a contract since July 1, as the two sides have been negotiating since April.
The contract that covers nearly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers is set to expire June 30, as negotiations continue in San Francisco.
San Francisco Municipal Railway buses, light-rail vehicles and cable cars are resuming regular service Thursday following a three-day worker “sickout” apparently resulting from an ongoing contract dispute.
As a San Francisco Municipal Railway workers “sickout” continues for a third day, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed charges Wednesday with the state’s Public Employees Relations Board aiming to end the disruption.
Muni officials said 440 out of 600 vehicles will be running Wednesday after some San Francisco Municipal Railway employees unhappy with contract negotiations continue to call out sick.
Officials from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency are warning riders to expect major delays on Muni Monday morning as higher than normal bus and light-rail operators have called in sick Monday morning due to a labor dispute.
Fast-food workers throughout Oakland are walking off the job and joining in on a worldwide campaign Thursday to ask for higher pay and the right to form a union.
Bay Area fast food workers planned to participate in a nationwide strike Thursday to protest low wages.