Push To Unionize Workers In Silicon Valley Gaining TractionFor decades, calls to unionize workers in Silicon Valley have fallen on deaf ears. Recently, unions are finding success in organizing shuttle drivers, security guards and other low-wage workers.
Play Ball! Youth Baseball Players Allowed On Tesoro Refinery Fields As Strike Enters 6th WeekYouth baseball players who were locked out of their normal playing fields at the Tesoro oil refinery in Martinez will be able to begin using the fields on Saturday, the league president said Friday.
Facebook Shuttle Bus Drivers Approve Union Contract With Health Care, Wages At $21-$28.50 An HourShuttle drivers who take Facebook employees to and from work have reportedly approved a union contract offering higher pay and more benefits, a victory in organized labor’s effort to unionize workers in Silicon Valley.
Attorney General Kamala Harris OKs Sale Of 6 Acute-Care Hospitals In Bay Area, SoCalCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris Friday conditionally approved a plan by the Daughters of Charity Health System to sell six non-profit acute care hospitals in the Bay Area and Southern California.
Tentative Deal Reached Between Dockworkers, West Coast PortsNegotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.
San Jose Police, Fire Unions Say City Manager's 'Forced Resignation' Has 'Squashed' Hope For Better RelationsSan Jose City Manager Ed Shikada, acknowledging the City Council wanted new management, Wednesday announced his resignation as of Jan. 1, the day Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo takes office, according the city officials.
Contra Costa County Board Of Supervisors Vote Themselves $32,000 Raise Despite Vocal OppositionDespite vocal opposition from numerous county employees’ unions, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday afternoon to give themselves a $32,000 raise.
Wyoming Becomes Latest State To Allow Same-Sex UnionsWyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.
Facebook Shuttle Drivers Seek Union Over Working Conditions, WagesSaying working conditions and wages need to be improved, bus drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from work are beginning the process of organizing a union.
Golden Gate Transit District Unions Authorize StrikeA coalition of 13 of Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District workers’ unions has unanimously voted to authorize a strike, though no date has been announced as both sides continue talks.
Golden Gate Bridge District Employees Voting This Week On Whether To Authorize StrikeUnion officials said employees have been working without a contract since July 1, as the two sides have been negotiating since April.
Muni Sickout Ends, Routes And Cable Cars Back To Running Normal ServiceSan Francisco Municipal Railway buses, light-rail vehicles and cable cars are resuming regular service Thursday following a three-day worker "sickout" apparently resulting from an ongoing contract dispute.
Torlakson Stakes Early Lead In Race For State Schools SuperintendentIn the race for California Superintendent of Public Instruction, incumbent Tom Torlakson staked an early lead over fellow Democrat Marshall Tuck while a a third GOP candidate had a surprisingly strong showing, according to early results.
SFMTA Asks Muni Workers Out Sick To Provide Doctor's Note Or Not Get PaidThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employees who called in sick Tuesday will have to provide verification from their health care provider in order to be eligible to receive paid sick leave.
California Schools Superintendent Race Features Competing Visions In Unions, Reformists Proxy FightThe race for state schools chief in California is typically a sleepy affair. With the authority to set education policy vested in the Legislature and a state board of education appointed by the governor, the superintendent's job has served primarily as a pulpit with no real power.