Unions

Workers seeking unionization of security guards protest outside the headquarters of Citrix in Santa Clara on March 10, 2015. (CBS)

Push To Unionize Workers In Silicon Valley Gaining Traction

For decades, calls to unionize workers in Silicon Valley have fallen on deaf ears. Recently, unions are finding success in organizing shuttle drivers, security guards and other low-wage workers.

03/10/2015

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Play Ball! Youth Baseball Players Allowed On Tesoro Refinery Fields As Strike Enters 6th Week

Youth 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.

03/06/2015

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Facebook Shuttle Bus Drivers Approve Union Contract With Health Care, Wages At $21-$28.50 An Hour

Shuttle drivers who take Facebook employees to and from work have reportedly approved a union contract offering higher pay and more benefits, a victory in organized labor’s effort to unionize workers in Silicon Valley.

02/23/2015

Seton Medical Center in Daly City. (CBS)

Attorney General Kamala Harris OKs Sale Of 6 Acute-Care Hospitals In Bay Area, SoCal

California Attorney General Kamala Harris Friday conditionally approved a plan by the Daughters of Charity Health System to sell six non-profit acute care hospitals in the Bay Area and Southern California.

02/22/2015

Port of Oakland

Tentative Deal Reached Between Dockworkers, West Coast Ports

Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.

02/20/2015

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San Jose Police, Fire Unions Say City Manager’s ‘Forced Resignation’ Has ‘Squashed’ Hope For Better Relations

San Jose City Manager Ed Shikada, acknowledging the City Council wanted new management, Wednesday announced his resignation as of Jan. 1, the day Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo takes office, according the city officials.

12/18/2014

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Contra Costa County Board Of Supervisors Vote Themselves $32,000 Raise Despite Vocal Opposition

Despite vocal opposition from numerous county employees’ unions, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday afternoon to give themselves a $32,000 raise.

10/28/2014

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Wyoming Becomes Latest State To Allow Same-Sex Unions

Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.

10/21/2014

Facebook Headquarters

Facebook Shuttle Drivers Seek Union Over Working Conditions, Wages

Saying working conditions and wages need to be improved, bus drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from work are beginning the process of organizing a union.

10/06/2014

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Golden Gate Transit District Unions Authorize Strike

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.

08/05/2014

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