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BART Strike July 4 Updates: Walkout Over, for Now

July 3, 2013 | 11:59 pm

BART Strike July 4 Updates: Walkout Over, for Now

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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 at 3 p.m. Friday. More details: Strike is over, for now: Unions agree to return to work while talks continue […]

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BART Strike Day Two: Are Walkouts Worth It?

July 2, 2013 | 10:59 am

BART Strike Day Two: Are Walkouts Worth It?

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The BART strike is just one of many recent walkouts in the Bay Area: Nurses across the region have struck against the major hospital chains; unions at the Port of Oakland walked out last year; and hospital workers across the University of California system went on strike in May. Walkouts are increasingly common, but are […]

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If BART Unions Strike, Here Are Your Options

June 28, 2013 | 2:04 pm

If BART Unions Strike, Here Are Your Options

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By Lisa Pickoff-White and Kelly Dunleavy-O’Mara BART unions may go on strike early on Monday, August 5. Here are several transit options and advice to help you get to where you need to go. During the July strike, MTC urged residents to work from home if possible and asked employers to offer flexible schedules. Roads […]

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BART Workers Give 72-Hour Strike Notice, Oakland City Workers Also to Strike on Monday

June 28, 2013 | 11:29 am

BART Workers Give 72-Hour Strike Notice, Oakland City Workers Also to Strike on Monday

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Sunday, June 30: BART Strike Deadline Update Original post: The unions representing Oakland’s city workers announced that they are calling a strike against the City on Monday, July 1. The city’s union contracts expire on July 1 and union representatives of the IFPTE Local 21 and SEIU Local 1021 said the latest negotiations have been […]

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BART Workers Prepare for Strike

June 26, 2013 | 1:10 pm

BART Workers Prepare for Strike

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Sunday, June 30: BART Strike Deadline Update By Alex Emslie and Peter Lollo Bay Area residents are one step closer to a commuting nightmare as BART employees, represented by the transit agency’s two biggest unions, authorized a strike Tuesday night. The vote was nearly unanimous. If negotiations continue to stall, the system — which carries […]

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Workers Start 2-Day Strike at UC Hospitals

May 21, 2013 | 8:25 am

Workers Start 2-Day Strike at UC Hospitals

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of California medical center workers began a two-day strike Tuesday that could involve thousands of employees and prompted postponement of some surgeries. The union representing some 13,000 hospital pharmacists, nursing assistants, operating room scrubs and other health care workers began the walkout at 4 a.m. Tuesday at medical facilities in […]

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UC President Warns of Havoc if Medical Workers Strike

May 15, 2013 | 1:13 pm

UC President Warns of Havoc if Medical Workers Strike

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University of California President Mark Yudof said patients at the university’s medical centers will be at risk if thousands of union workers make good on their plans to strike. Last week, unions announced that their members had overwhelmingly approved a strike. Both sides are debating a contract, including pension benefits. A strike could be devastating, […]

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Negotiations Resume with Striking San Francisco Symphony Musicians

March 29, 2013 | 12:04 pm

Negotiations Resume with Striking San Francisco Symphony Musicians

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Management is meeting once again with striking San Francisco Symphony musicians, the Symphony announced on Friday. Negotiations resumed this morning and are expected to continue all weekend with help from a federal mediator. “We’re hopeful we can continue to work hard toward a solution and have our very talented and gifted musicians back on stage […]

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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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San Francisco Symphony: Strike Continues, Weekend Concerts Canceled

March 16, 2013 | 11:30 pm

San Francisco Symphony: Strike Continues, Weekend Concerts Canceled

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Update (6 p.m. Sunday, March 17): Symphony management and musicians announced that talks have broken down, that orchestra members voted down a proposed cooling-off period, and that the symphony’s planned East Coast tour has been canceled. More details here. Update (Saturday night, March 16): The San Francisco Symphony strike continues and this weekend’s programs featuring […]

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