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Images of the BART Strike: The Workers and the Commuters

October 18, 2013 | 11:45 am

Images of the BART Strike: The Workers and the Commuters

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Early images of the October BART strike show commuters fighting traffic and BART workers picketing.

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No AC Transit Strike for Now; Gov. Brown Steps In

October 16, 2013 | 6:28 pm

No AC Transit Strike for Now; Gov. Brown Steps In

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Board report due to Brown in seven days, after which he could initiate a 60-day cooling off period.

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Monday Strike Vigil Ends With Agreement to Extend Talks

October 15, 2013 | 11:00 am

Monday Strike Vigil Ends With Agreement to Extend Talks

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Negotiating teams for BART and unions resume talks, working again against a midnight strike deadline.

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Brown to BART and Unions: ‘Get Real’ in Contract Talks

September 16, 2013 | 2:41 pm

Brown to BART and Unions: ‘Get Real’ in Contract Talks

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BART, union negotiators get back to the table. The next deadline for a possible BART strike: Oct. 10.

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Labor Day’s Local History, Present Actions

August 30, 2013 | 4:43 pm

Labor Day’s Local History, Present Actions

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The recent flurry of strike activity in the Bay Area brings the region’s role in labor history into focus this Labor Day.

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San Francisco Giants Pay Back Wages, Damages to Underpaid Staffers

August 30, 2013 | 8:14 am

San Francisco Giants Pay Back Wages, Damages to Underpaid Staffers

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U.S. Department of Labor probe found some workers in the Giants’ clubhouse were making far below the minimum wage.

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East Bay’s Fast-Food Workers Walk Out

August 29, 2013 | 12:13 pm

East Bay’s Fast-Food Workers Walk Out

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Hundreds of workers at 37 fast-food restaurants in the East Bay went on a one-day strike Thursday.

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Will BART Workers Go On Strike Again Aug. 4?

July 24, 2013 | 9:30 am

Will BART Workers Go On Strike Again Aug. 4?

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A month after BART workers ended a four-day walkout, BART management and union representatives are back at the bargaining table, but so far there’s little indication they’re any closer to an agreement than they were at the beginning of July. San Francisco Chronicle transportation reporter Michael Cabanatuan has been following the story and spoke with […]

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California Bills Aim to Protect Immigrant Workers from Retaliation

May 28, 2013 | 5:30 am

California Bills Aim to Protect Immigrant Workers from Retaliation

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By Sasha Khokha and Rachel Estabrook While Congress debates federal immigration reform in Washington, California lawmakers are pushing several bills to strengthen state protections for immigrant workers. The measures could shut down California companies when employers intimidate their workers. Take the case of Jose Arias, who milked cows at a San Joaquin county dairy for […]

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San Francisco Symphony Cancels Tour as Musicians Continue Strike

March 17, 2013 | 5:52 pm

San Francisco Symphony Cancels Tour as Musicians Continue Strike

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Breaking: The San Francisco Symphony and its striking musicians have failed to agree on a new contract after marathon negotiations, and the symphony announced this afternoon it’s canceling an East Coast tour scheduled for later this week. Here’s the statement from the musicians’ website, followed by the symphony management’s statement: For the past four days […]

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