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San Francisco Museum Employees Protest Use Of Thumbprints To Clock In-And-Out Of Work

San Francisco city employees working at the de Young and Legion of Honor museums rallied at City Hall Tuesday to protest use of their thumbprints in biometric authorization, voicing concerns that a cyber hack could irretrievably comprise their personal information.

02/24/2015

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Get Ready To Pay More At Oakland Restaurants As Minimum Wage Law Kicks In

The minimum wage in Oakland will jump $3 in less than weeks and restaurants from Piedmont to Jack London Square are still figuring out how they are going to stay alive.

02/19/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Productivity ‘Crippled’ As Labor Contract Talks Drag Into 9th Month Over Oakland, Other West Coast Ports

Shipping companies and dockworkers are stepping up their rhetoric as contract talks for workers at 30 West Coast ports, including those in the Bay Area, have dragged into a ninth month.

02/05/2015

The Raiderettes, the Oakland Raiders cheerleaders, perform during the Oakland Raiders preseason game against the Detroit Lions at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Reclassify Pro Sports Cheerleaders As Team Employees With Wage Protections

A Southern California lawmakers is working to improve the status of professional sports cheerleaders, who lack wage protections and rights allotted to other team workers.

01/30/2015

The Apple logo is seen September 11, 2012 at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts in San Francisco. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/GettyImages)

Apple ‘Deeply Offended’ By BBC Investigation Claiming Poor Working Conditions In Chinese Factories

Apple is under fire again over working conditions for people who make its products, following a BBC investigation that alleges poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories.

12/19/2014

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Southwest Airlines Workers Picket At Mineta San Jose Airport Over Stalled Labor Contract

Southwest Airlines ground crew workers upset over stalled labor negotiations picketed at Mineta San Jose International Airport Tuesday. Union members say they haven’t had a contract in four years.

12/16/2014

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‘Living Wage’ Requirement Approved For Companies, Non-Profits With Santa Clara County Contracts

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved its first-ever resolution to require companies and nonprofits with county contracts to pay a living wage as of July 1.

12/09/2014

A construction guard in East Oakland armed with a shotgun in response to a spike in crimes in the area. (CBS)

Hispanic Males Targeted In Oakland Robberies On ‘Mexican Friday’

A stretch of International Boulevard in Oakland has seen a dramatic spike in crime targeting Hispanic males on what’s been dubbed “Mexican Friday.”

11/19/2014

Yank Sing Restaurant In San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Yank Sing Restaurant Settles For $4.25M With Workers Over Labor Practices, Stolen Wages

Yank Sing has won all the major awards, but there was a dark side to this family-owned, Zagat and Michelin rated restaurant.

11/18/2014

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San Francisco Job Seekers Elated After Voters Approve $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage Increase

Many seeking employment at a South of Market job fair were elated, after Tuesday’s vote in San Francisco to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

11/05/2014

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