Oakland police said they cited at least half a dozen people at a noisy protest Wednesday morning at the Port of Oakland by truck drivers who are pushing for better pay and help in complying with new air emissions standards.
A group of Port of Oakland truck drivers pushing for better pay and other changes voted Friday to stop work at the port on Wednesday, officials said.
The Port of Oakland Truckers Association announced on Monday that drivers will walk off the job as early as next week if they don’t get financial help meeting new clean-air standards.
A group representing Port of Oakland truckers said it planned to halt work Monday morning to push for better working conditions and payment.
Representatives from Bay Area Rapid Transit and its two largest unions were scheduled to meet at the same time Friday morning — the first time that has happened in several days.
The Port of Oakland was effectively shut down Wednesday morning after a number of longshore workers skipped worked because of the death of a worker at the port on Tuesday.
A work stoppage has delayed garbage service in Fremont and Union City, officials in those cities said.
Nurses are picketing outside dozens of Northern and Central California hospitals as part of a one-day strike over benefit cuts and other concessions sought by hospital management.
It’s not fair, some drivers argued, because they stand to make less – and might not pick up as many fares.
The new San Francisco 49ers coaching staff is preparing for the offseason as if there won’t be a work stoppage, even formulating playbooks without knowing exactly which players will be on the roster.