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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

SF Gay Pride Parade Bolstered By Recent Supreme Court Rulings

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

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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

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

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