Unions

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

Technology Business Leaders Address Salesforce Conference

Phil Matier: Height A Factor In Proposed SF Moscone Center Expansion

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.

02/21/2014

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Done Deal: BART’s Largest Union Approves Contract

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.

01/13/2014

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California Lawmakers Kill Proposal To Ban Transit Strikes

With little debate, a State Senate committee killed a proposal Monday that would have banned transit workers from going on strike.

01/13/2014

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ballot Wording Could Be Key To SJ Mayor’s Pension Reform Measure

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.

01/08/2014

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.

BART Board Approves New Contract, Heads To Unions For Approval

The Board of Directors voted 8-1 to approve the new labor agreement reached with its two largest unions.

01/02/2014

New AC Transit Bus

AC Transit Workers Approve Tentative Agreement, Strike Averted

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.

12/27/2013

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Votes To Approve BART Agreement Likely Won’t Happen Until New Year

Votes on an agreement that would end eight months of strife between BART and its labor unions probably won’t be held until late next week, a transit agency spokesman said Monday.

12/23/2013

Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

New BART Board President Wants Ban On Future Transit Strikes

In the midst of continuing contract talks following two strikes over the past year, the new president of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors is looking to ban union workers from walking off the job in the future.

12/19/2013

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