Service Employees International Union

Bay Area Rapid Transit travelers wait to board an arriving train Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

San Francisco transit, union leaders reach deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials and labor union leaders announced a new deal early Saturday, saying the final issue in their ongoing dispute has been resolved. The transit system […]

12/21/2013

Tremaine Tribble, of Charlotte, N.C., leads a chant inside a Burger King restaurant during a protest for a raise in the minimum wage in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Fast food workers across the country walked off their jobs to fight for a $15 an hour wage. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Fast-food protests return amid push for wage hikes

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages. Organizers say employees planned to forgo work in […]

12/06/2013

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LA County children’s social workers go on strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 4,000 children’s social workers are going on strike after contract talks with Los Angeles County officials broke down. The Service Employees International Union Local 721 announced the walkout Wednesday night. […]

12/05/2013

Demonstrators rally for higher wages outside a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago, Thursday, Dec., 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Fast-food strikes return amid push for wage hikes

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday. Organizers say walkouts are planned in 100 cities, with rallies […]

12/05/2013

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LA social workers demand smaller caseloads

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Dozens of county social workers protested downtown today to demand smaller caseloads, and their union filed a lawsuit aimed at forcing the county’s hand. “What do we want? Child safety. When […]

11/05/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers wait to board a train Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. A recipe for gridlock was brewing in the San Francisco Bay Area, as two of the region's major transit agencies teetered on the brink of commute-crippling strikes. While talks between the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and its unions to avoid the second walk-off in four months were set to resume on Tuesday, workers at a major regional bus line said they would go on strike in 72 hours. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SF transit workers get raise, higher benefit costs

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The tentative contract that ended the San Francisco Bay Area’s transit strike includes a 15 percent raise over four years but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions, […]

10/23/2013

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LA County union members vote on strike

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Members of a union that represents about 55,000 county workers are voting today on a strike authorization. The Service Employees International Union Local 721 — which organized a walkout of 2,000 workers […]

10/23/2013

With the BART transit system on strike, traffic is backed up for blocks on Battery Street leading to an artery of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge during the evening commute Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SF transit strike has commuters facing gridlock

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area commuters started the new work week on Monday with gridlocked roadways and long lines for buses and ferries as a major transit strike entered its fourth day. […]

10/21/2013

A BART police officer looks out of a BART car that struck and killed two people along Jones Road in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Mercury News, Dan Rosenstrauch)

Train kills 2 track workers amid SF Bay strike

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A commuter train that is part of a San Francisco Bay Area system whose employees are on strike hit and killed two maintenance workers Saturday afternoon, officials said. The accident that […]

10/19/2013

Commuters wait to board a ferry bound for San Francisco on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Commuters in the San Francisco Bay Area got up before dawn on Friday and endured heavy traffic on roadways, as workers for the region's largest transit system walked off the job for the second time in four months.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Union promises BART vote, expects ‘resounding no’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The president of one of the two unions involved in the San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit strikes said Saturday she will take the final contract offer to members for a […]

10/19/2013

Closed entrance to the Glen Park Bay Area Rapid Transit station. (AP Photo)

2nd SF Bay area transit strike in 4 months begins

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Commuters in the San Francisco Bay Area got up before dawn on Friday and endured heavy traffic on roadways, as workers for the region’s largest transit system walked off the job […]

10/18/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit travelers wait to board an arriving train Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SF area transit strike looms hours before deadline

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The threat of another gridlock-inducing strike in the San Francisco Bay Area loomed larger Monday as a regional transit agency and two of its largest unions remained without a deal hours […]

10/14/2013

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