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The Gap store at Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Center which straddles the San Jose - Santa Clara border. (Coolcaesar/Wikimedia Commons)

Westfield Valley Fair Mall Straddles Minimum Wage Laws On Both Sides Of San Jose – Santa Clara Border

Businesses at the Westfield Valley Fair Mall which straddles the San Jose – Santa Clara border are finding out workers are gravitating toward businesses on the San Jose side because of differences in each city’s minimum wage.

08/29/2014

A noose was found hanging on an Oakland Public Works truck used by African-American workers. (CBS)

Noose Found On Oakland Public Works Truck Used By African-American Employees

Oakland police say they are investigating reports that a noose was found placed on a city Public Works truck used by African American employees, and the workers union says they have no doubt it the move was rooted in racism.

08/27/2014

Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

CA Insurance Officials: Insurers Must Cover Elective Abortions

Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.

08/23/2014

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Tech Bus Breaks Down, Blocks J-Church Muni Tracks Near Dolores Park In SF

A private shuttle bus broke down while blocking San Francisco Municipal Railway tracks near Dolores Park Tuesday morning.

08/05/2014

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Protesters Block Tech Shuttle Buses On First Day Of Muni’s Pilot Program

Police moved in after protesters blocked two buses in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday morning — day one of an 18-month pilot program designed to incorporate tech shuttles into the city’s mass transit commute.

08/01/2014

California Health Care Facility, Stockton (CDCR)

Union Claims Prison Employees Pressured To Fake Suicide-Watch Records At Stockton Medical Facility

California prison employees were pressured into falsifying suicide-watch records at the state’s troubled new Stockton medical facility, endangering inmates and violating standards imposed in response to federal court orders, according to the union representing psychiatric technicians.

07/31/2014

The West Oakland BART station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Workers Allege Racist, Threatening Graffiti Left On Lockers

A group of African American BART workers said they found racist, threatening graffiti on their lockers, and don’t feel safe at work.

07/31/2014

(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Santa Clara Water District Approves Hiring ‘Water Cops’ To Issue Warnings

In a unanimous vote, the Santa Clara Valley Water District approved hiring up to 10 people to respond to complaints about people wasting water in the county.

07/22/2014

The Microsoft logo is seen before the start of a media event in San Francisco, California on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, unveiled a version of Office designed for the iPad today. Microsoft is tapping into its software past as it maps its future in the rapidly changing world of Internet technology.

Microsoft Announces Largest-Ever Layoffs; 18,000 Jobs To Be Cut

Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system.

07/17/2014

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AT&T Park’s Concession Stand Workers May Be Getting More Job Security

Legislation is moving forward at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to force large employers in the hospitality industry to retain workers for at least 90 days if the company is sold.

06/03/2014

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