Unions Mull New Offer From City Of Oakland To End Worker StrikeA strike in which both sides have accused the other of unfair labor practices has ground municipal services to a halt in Oakland for the third day in a row.
Oakland City Employees Strike Will Grind On Into 3rd DayRoughly 3,000 Oakland city workers plan to strike for a third straight day Thursday, a union spokeswoman said.
Thousands Of Oakland City Workers Go On StrikeAbout 3,000 Oakland city employees went on strike Tuesday to protest what they said are unfair labor practices.
Oakland City Workers Set To Strike On TuesdayTwo labor unions, SEIU Local 1021 and International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21, have informed the city of their plans to strike.
Sonoma County Court Strike Extends To Second DaySonoma County Superior Court clerks, legal processors and reporters Thursday continued a strike that again closed all but three of 15 courtrooms.
Sonoma County Courtrooms Closed As Workers Go On Strike A strike by Sonoma County Superior Court workers has shut down nearly all the courtrooms in the Law and Justice Center and Civil and Family Law courthouses in Santa Rosa Wednesday morning.
Layoffs Of 30 Workers At Exploratorium Met With ProtestsAbout 80 workers and activists rallied outside of the Exploratorium Thursday on San Francisco’s Pier 15 to protest a round of layoffs that will take place at the museum next week.
BART Workers Possibly Violated Rules For Posing With Campaign Signs In Maintenance YardsWith one week to go until a heated East Bay special election, a candidate who seeks to ban BART strikes is raising questions after some transit agency workers posed with signs backing his opponent on BART property.
San Francisco Parking Control Officers Protest Lack Of Safety After Violent AttacksDozens of San Francisco parking control officers and their supporters gathered together Thursday outside the district attorney’s office at the Hall of Justice to demand safer working conditions and tougher consequences for those who attack city employees.
Union Plays Big Role In San Francisco Protests Over ‘Google Buses,’ Tech Tax BreaksMany 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.
San Francisco Labor Activists Seek $15/Hour Minimum Wage By 2017Under the proposed initiative, which will need thousands of signatures to qualify for the November ballot, the minimum wage at businesses with fewer than 100 employees would increase to $13 an hour in 2015; $14 by 2016 and $15 by 2017.