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Ron Unz: Minimum-Wage Measure Unlikely to Make Ballot

March 17, 2014 | 3:19 pm

Ron Unz: Minimum-Wage Measure Unlikely to Make Ballot

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Conservative activist says he didn’t find enough money to qualify $12-an-hour proposal for November vote.

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BART Board Member Wants Public Vote on Transit Strikes

December 19, 2013 | 11:08 am

BART Board Member Wants Public Vote on Transit Strikes

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Amid rising public frustration, BART may hold referendum on whether walkouts should be banned.

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BART Unions Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract Agreement

November 1, 2013 | 5:40 pm

BART Unions Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract Agreement

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Vote was on deal reached after months of tortured talks — and strikes — over salary, benefits, safety.

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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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BART Strike Begins After Collapse of Contract Talks

October 18, 2013 | 8:30 am

BART Strike Begins After Collapse of Contract Talks

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Bay Area commuters face slow going as BART contract talks break down for the second time this year.

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Visualizing the Major Issues at the Heart of the BART Dispute

October 17, 2013 | 6:50 pm

Visualizing the Major Issues at the Heart of the BART Dispute

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Group of software developers create interactive tools to help people understand the negotiations.

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BART Strike Tactics: What’s a ‘Last, Best and Final Offer’?

October 14, 2013 | 5:23 pm

BART Strike Tactics: What’s a ‘Last, Best and Final Offer’?

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An expert says BART’s move sends ‘a serious bargaining signal’ to unions — though talks continue.

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How Do You Feel About a BART Strike? (Some of) the People Speak

October 10, 2013 | 9:20 am

How Do You Feel About a BART Strike? (Some of) the People Speak

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With BART labor talks going down to the wire again, we ask about the personal impact of a strike.

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With a Week to Go, Signs of Movement in BART Contract Talks

October 3, 2013 | 9:26 am

With a Week to Go, Signs of Movement in BART Contract Talks

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With a week to go before a possible strike, BART unions shift stance on pay, pensions and benefits.

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Protesters Picket at Wal-Mart Stores Across the Country — and Here in Richmond

November 23, 2012 | 11:39 am

Protesters Picket at Wal-Mart Stores Across the Country — and Here in Richmond

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Protesters are gathering outside several Bay Area Walmart stores this morning. Members of the group Organization United for Respect at Walmart — or Our Walmart — say the company should pay higher wages, offer better health care coverage and improve job safety conditions. About a hundred protesters are trying to keep people from shopping at the Walmart store in Richmond.

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