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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

Cars drive northbound on the Golden Gate Bridge May, 8, 2008 in Sausalito, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Golden Gate Bridge District Employees Voting This Week On Whether To Authorize Strike

Union officials said employees have been working without a contract since July 1, as the two sides have been negotiating since April.

07/23/2014

Muni sickout causes more transit delays in San Francisco Tuesday.

Muni Sickout Ends, Routes And Cable Cars Back To Running Normal Service

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.

06/05/2014

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson (left), challenger Marshall Tuck. (Torlakson Campaign, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Torlakson Stakes Early Lead In Race For State Schools Superintendent

In the race for California Superintendent of Public Instruction, incumbent Tom Torlakson staked an early lead over fellow Democrat Marshall Tuck while a a third GOP candidate had a surprisingly strong showing, according to early results.

06/03/2014

Muni sickout causes more transit delays in San Francisco Tuesday.

SFMTA Asks Muni Workers Out Sick To Provide Doctor’s Note Or Not Get Paid

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employees who called in sick Tuesday will have to provide verification from their health care provider in order to be eligible to receive paid sick leave.

06/03/2014

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California Schools Superintendent Race Features Competing Visions In Unions, Reformists Proxy Fight

The race for state schools chief in California is typically a sleepy affair. With the authority to set education policy vested in the Legislature and a state board of education appointed by the governor, the superintendent’s job has served primarily as a pulpit with no real power.

05/30/2014

Democrats Steve Glazer (left) and Tim Sbranti are competing to represent the 16th District in the Assembly. (CBS)

Business, Labor Spend Millions In Battle For East Bay Assembly Seat

The battle lines are drawn in a hotly contested Assembly race in the East Bay. With less than one week, two powerful special interest groups are dividing Democrats.

05/28/2014

BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

Unions Spending Big To Defeat ‘Ban BART Strike’ Politician In State Assembly Run

Last year’s Bay Area Rapid Transit strikes are a central issue in one Bay Area election this year, as State Assembly candidate Steve Glazer faces an unlikely opponent for democrats, organized labor.

04/28/2014

Protesters gather in front of Twitter headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco on December 9, 2013. (Bay City News Service)

Union Plays Big Role In San Francisco Protests Over ‘Google Buses,’ Tech Tax Breaks

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.

04/16/2014

California v Stanford

Stanford Football Coach Questions Unionizing College Athletes

Stanford coach David Shaw is questioning what’s behind the union movement by Northwestern football players, saying everything they are asking for is already being provided by most universities.

03/31/2014

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