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BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

Republican Assemblywoman Introduces Bill To Prevent Future BART Strikes

A 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.

02/24/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

‘Final Contract Offer’ Made In West Coast Port Disruptions; Labor Secretary Tries To Broker Settlement

Contract talks continue between labor union and employers as cargo remains stuck at West Coast ports and a federal mediator has intervened to broker a settlement to get cargo moving freely.

02/18/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Operations Resume At Port Of Oakland, 28 Other West Coast Ports After Labor-Dispute Slowdown

The Port of Oakland was just one of 29 West Coast ports affected by a massive three-day labor slowdown, but as of Tuesday operations resumed amid a contract dispute.

02/17/2015

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

President Obama Deploys Labor Secretary To Intervene In West Coast Port Dispute

The nation’s top labor official was scheduled to arrive in the Bay Area Monday to sit down with both sides of the contentious west coast port dispute sometime tomorrow.

02/16/2015

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Port Of Oakland Slowdown Continues Due To Labor Dispute; 29 West Coast Seaports Affected

The Port of Oakland, along with 28 other West Coast seaports, will be mostly closed four of the next five days because of an ongoing labor dispute.

02/11/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Productivity ‘Crippled’ As Labor Contract Talks Drag Into 9th Month Over Oakland, Other West Coast Ports

Shipping companies and dockworkers are stepping up their rhetoric as contract talks for workers at 30 West Coast ports, including those in the Bay Area, have dragged into a ninth month.

02/05/2015

In a file photo, smoke drifts away from the Shell Oil refinery in Martinez. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Union Asks Tesoro Refinery Workers In Martinez To Strike After Talks Break Down

The 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.

02/01/2015

San Jose firefighters (Craig Rose/San Jose Fire Dept.)

22 New San Jose Firefighters Graduate, But How Long Will They Stay On The Job?

22 new firefighters will be added to the San Jose Fire Department on Tuesday. The good news is that the new recruits are sorely needed on the short-staffed department, but it’s uncertain how long they’ll stick around.

01/20/2015

Striking healthcare workers walk a picket line outside Kaiser Permanente hospital in Oakland, January 31, 2012. (CBS)

Huge Strike Averted As Kaiser, Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement After Months Of Tense Negotiations

The 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.

01/17/2015

Taxis are parked near Union Square, San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Labor Council Joins Taxi Drivers In Battle Against Uber, Ridesharing Apps

The San Francisco Labor Council (SFLC) is joining the fight against Uber and other similar car-ride services. Cab drivers want legislation to regulate rates, license and tax the on-demand transportation companies.

01/06/2015

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