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Can State Employees Work 2 Jobs At Once?

January 17, 2013 | 12:27 pm

Can State Employees Work 2 Jobs At Once?

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Some managers at CalPERS, the California state retirement system, are working two jobs there. Is that legal? CalPERS spokespeople say the agency is doing nothing wrong, but the practice has raised eyebrows among some experts in state regulations, according to the Sacramento Bee. In a written statement, the agency says it hired some managers to […]

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Wal-Mart Braces for Black Friday Strikes

November 20, 2012 | 3:30 pm

Wal-Mart Braces for Black Friday Strikes

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Strikes? At Wal-Mart? For years the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company has successfully resisted efforts to organize its workers. But in recent weeks, protests have broken out at some of its stores, including San Leandro and Richmond. Now protesters say they are making their biggest push ever on the biggest shopping day of the year. On Black […]

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Live Video: Strikers Stop Traffic at Oakland Port

November 20, 2012 | 9:12 am

Live Video: Strikers Stop Traffic at Oakland Port

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Strikers blocked traffic at the Port of Oakland Tuesday morning, but did not disrupt operations at Oakland International Airport, officials said. “In the maritime area, we are seeing disruptions and impacts on truckers and longshore workers trying to get to their jobs, but it is still a very fluid situation,” the Port of Oakland said […]

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July 3, 2012 | 8:58 am

A.M. Splash: PG&E Asks for 16% Rate Hike; Police Clear Demonstrators from Oakland School; State Workers Agree to Furloughs

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PG&E rate plan would cost 15.6% more typically (SF Chronicle) Pacific Gas and Electric Co. asked California regulators on Monday for permission to collect an extra $5.25 billion from its customers over three years to make the company’s electricity and natural gas delivery networks safer and more reliable. If approved, the proposal would raise a […]

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