May Day March and Rally in San Francisco Spotlights Essential Workers and Social Justice DemandsA May Day march honoring union workers filled Market Street in San Francisco Saturday morning and, while the focus was on labor, other social concerns were highlighted as well.
Roving Rally Kicks Off May Day Demonstrations in OaklandA coalition of labor groups launched the first of several May Day protests in Oakland with a car caravan through the city that ended with the occupation of a home in West Oakland.
SF Mission District Food Drive Kicks Off In Honor Of Cesar Chavez DayCommunity members in San Francisco's Mission District will hold a celebration and food drive on Wednesday to honor labor leader Cesar Chavez on his birthday -- a California state holiday.
COVID: Labor Shortages Loom As Reopening Bay Area Businesses Try To Rehire Former WorkersLabor analysts warn that California may be faced with a looming labor shortage as the state races to reopen more and more of its economy that was shut down over the past year.
Safeway, Union Reach Agreement On Protections For Workers During Coronavirus OutbreakThe United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 union announced Monday an agreement with Safeway on a suite of new protections and rights for grocery store workers during the novel coronavirus outbreak.
State Labor Officials Answer Questions For Workers Sidelined By The Coronavirus OutbreakState labor officials have posted answers to many questions you may have as your employer may have shut down or are requiring you to work from home.
'There Are Many Meals That I Don’t Have'; UC Santa Cruz Teaching Assistants Go On StrikeUniversity of California, Santa Cruz graduate students started a strike Monday to demand higher wages to keep up with living costs in an area that has recently seen housing costs skyrocket.
Major Bay Area Hospital Strike Averted; Kaiser Health Workers Reach Tentative AgreementA major hospital strike that threatened the health care of thousands of Bay Area residents was averted early Wednesday as union workers and officials from Kaiser Permanente reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.
Uber Lays Off More Than 400; 'Making Some Changes To Get Us Back On Track'Ride-sharing giant Uber laid off more than 400 employees in its engineering and production divisions Tuesday in an effort to reshape the company and refocus on its top priorities, officials said.
Oakland School Board Approves $22M In Budget Cuts Amid Student ProtestsThe Oakland Unified School District board voted 4-3 on Monday to make $21.75 million in cuts to the district's budget for the 2019-20 school year amid loud protests by students who had walked out of class.
Oakland Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement With School District To End StrikeThe Oakland Education Association announced Friday afternoon that the union had reached a tentative agreement with the Oakland Unified School District to end the ongoing teachers strike that had entered its seventh day.
Oakland Teachers Strike: Negotiators Return To Bargaining TableNegotiators returned to the bargaining table Friday, hoping to hammer out an agreement on pay increases, class sizes and school closures to bring a swift end to a strike by Oakland's 3,000 public school teachers.
Teacher Retention A Major Motive Behind Oakland StrikeOne of the main sticking points in the Oakland teacher strike is over teacher salaries. The union blames the low wages for OUSD's poor retention rate.
Massive Crowds March And Rally In Support Of Oakland Teacher StrikeA huge crowd of Oakland public school teachers, students, parents and others rallied outside Oakland City Hall on Thursday in support of a teacher strike during its first day.
Oakland Teachers Walk Off The Job; Reject Latest Contract Offer Picket lines went up outside Oakland schools early Thursday after negotiators failed to reach an agreement on a new contract involving pay raises and class sizes.