Orinda Mayor Faces Concord Assemblywoman In East Bay’s State Senate Special ElectionThe state Senate race between Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla has led to $7 million in campaign spending. Voters decide who goes to Sacramento in a special election on Tuesday.
Oakland Teachers Getting 8-Percent Raise By 2016 Under New AgreementOakland school teachers will receive a salary increase of at least 8 percent by next January under the terms of a tentative agreement with the school district that was reached just before midnight, the head of the teachers’ union said Thursday.
San Jose Mayor Liccardo Calls For Police Accountability After Data Shows Department's Potential Racial BiasSan Jose’s Mayor Sam Liccardo is calling for increased police accountability in the wake of data that shows the department routinely stops or detains blacks and Latinos at disproportionate rates.
Fast-Food Workers Storm San Francisco McDonald's To Demand $15/Hour Wages; Similar Protests Across U.S.Fast-food workers calling for $15 an hour are picking up some more allies around the Bay Area Wednesday.
SF Zoo Management Accused Of Illegal Eavesdropping On WorkersThe whistleblower contacted a union steward to tell them that he had heard a manager secretly listening in on a zoo employee and making fun of the way that person talked.
San Jose Police Union Spokesman Says Mayor, City Closer To Deal On Pension ReformA spokesman for San Jose's police union said Friday that labor and city officials may be closing in on a deal to roll back pension reform Measure B in exchange for cost savings and a resolution to a bitter, years-long legal and political conflict.
Apple Security Guards Get Hired As Full-Time EmployeesApple is agreeing to hire many of its security guards as full-time employees, giving them many of the same benefits that other Apple workers enjoy, like health insurance and retirement benefits.
Republican Assemblywoman Introduces Bill To Prevent Future BART StrikesA Bay Area lawmaker has started a new effort to ban strikes by BART workers. The bill’s proposal is getting mixed reviews with some BART riders giving it a thumb’s up.
‘Final Contract Offer' Made In West Coast Port Disruptions; Labor Secretary Tries To Broker SettlementContract talks continue between labor union and employers as cargo remains stuck at West Coast ports and a federal mediator has intervened to broker a settlement to get cargo moving freely.
Operations Resume At Port Of Oakland, 28 Other West Coast Ports After Labor-Dispute SlowdownThe Port of Oakland was just one of 29 West Coast ports affected by a massive three-day labor slowdown, but as of Tuesday operations resumed amid a contract dispute.
President Obama Deploys Labor Secretary To Intervene In West Coast Port DisputeThe nation's top labor official was scheduled to arrive in the Bay Area Monday to sit down with both sides of the contentious west coast port dispute sometime tomorrow.
Port Of Oakland Slowdown Continues Due To Labor Dispute; 29 West Coast Seaports AffectedThe Port of Oakland, along with 28 other West Coast seaports, will be mostly closed four of the next five days because of an ongoing labor dispute.
Productivity 'Crippled' As Labor Contract Talks Drag Into 9th Month Over Oakland, Other West Coast PortsShipping 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.
Union Asks Tesoro Refinery Workers In Martinez To Strike After Talks Break DownThe United Steelworkers Union called for its refinery workers to stage their largest walkout in more 30 years Sunday, saying its negotiations with Shell Oil Co. broke down less than two weeks after they began.
22 New San Jose Firefighters Graduate, But How Long Will They Stay On The Job?22 new firefighters will be added to the San Jose Fire Department on Tuesday. The good news is that the new recruits are sorely needed on the short-staffed department, but it’s uncertain how long they’ll stick around.