With a week to go before a possible strike, BART unions shift stance on pay, pensions and benefits.
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.
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 […]
Unfunded liability. CalPERS and CalSTRS. Spiking and double-dipping. All the jargon makes it hard to stay focused on pension bill the Legislature sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday. But it’s worth knowing about because it’s bound to affect you — even if you don’t work for the government. Think of it this way: Your […]
California has the fifth highest rate of union membership in the country among its work force. A recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals 17.5 percent of workers in the state — more than 2.4 million people — to be union members in 2010. That’s up 0.3 percentage points from the year […]
Both the SEIU and the NUHW, the two unions that have been fighting over the right to represent Kaiser health care workers, told KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm a National Labor Relations Board hearing scheduled for today has been postponed until next Monday. Jon Borsos of NUHW says NUHW asked for the extension. In October, NUHW, which […]