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.
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.
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.
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.
A proposed expansion of San Francisco’s Moscone Center has some residents in the city’s SoMa District upset over height issues, but with tech and tourism driving local industry, the only way to build just might be up.
Bay Area Rapid Transit workers’ largest union ratified its contract with the agency on Monday, closing eight months of negotiations that resulted in two strikes that snarled traffic throughout the region and during which two workers were fatally struck by a train.
With little debate, a State Senate committee killed a proposal Monday that would have banned transit workers from going on strike.
State officials say proponents of a pension reform measure backed by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed can start collecting signatures to put it on the ballot.
The Board of Directors voted 8-1 to approve the new labor agreement reached with its two largest unions.
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit workers have ratified a tentative contract agreement, averting a possible strike threatened after union votes rejected two previous agreements earlier this year, AC Transit officials said.