Amid rising public frustration, BART may hold referendum on whether walkouts should be banned.
Bay Area commuters face slow going as BART contract talks break down for the second time this year.
By Isabel Angell The second deadline for a contract between BART and its unions is quickly approaching, but the two sides still have a long way to go if they want to prevent a second strike. BART issued a statement today saying the unions’ request for a wage increase would mean an 18 percent fare […]
BART management, unions, and state mediators announced last night that the striking workers have agreed to go back to work this morning. Service is scheduled to begin today at 3 p.m. Marty Morgenstern, the state secretary of labor, announced after about 10 hours of Fourth of July talks that the parties have agreed to continue […]
Aug. 4, 2013, coverage of potential BART strike 2.0: BART Strike Deadline Update: Talks Go Down to the Wire, Again Update: California Secretary of Labor Marty Morgenstern announced at about 10:50 p.m. in Oakland that BART’s two striking unions have agreed to return to work as negotiations with management continue. Train service is to resume […]
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 […]
KTVU reports that police arrested 19 protesters who took part in a demonstration Friday night that blocked the doors of the de Young Museum. The protest occurred during the Friday Night at the de Young Museum event. The demonstration stemmed from a contract dispute between museum workers represented by SEIU Local 1021 and the Corporation […]
A.M. Splash: PG&E Asks for 16% Rate Hike; Police Clear Demonstrators from Oakland School; State Workers Agree to Furloughs
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 […]
A.M. Splash: Pier 29 Fire Traced to Power Outlets; Supreme Court Rules Against SEIU; Activist Ly Tong Found Guilty
Investigators: Pier 29 fire started at electrical outlets (KGO) Fire officials say they know where Wednesday’s massive waterfront fire started and they’re now working on how… fire investigators studied the spot where the fire started, a bank of electrical outlets. “It’s the area with the heaviest charring, and as you can see, the fire, the […]