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Gig drivers and labor unions ask state Supreme Court to strike down Prop. 22

Lawsuit alleges voter-approved legislation violates California’s constitution

 

More than a dozen employees working for a company that provides aircraft cabin cleaners and supplies for planes at SFO have tested positive for coronavirus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFO contractor downplays scale of COVID-19 outbreak

Company failed to inform workers, airport as 10 people tested positive within three week period

 

Staff of Kaiser go on strike in front of a Kaiser clinic on Geary Street calling for more staffing for mental health services on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (Lola Chase/ Special to SF Examiner)

Kaiser mental health professionals postpone strike, citing CEO’s death

A planned five-day strike by 4,000 Kaiser Permanente psychologists, mental health therapists…

 

Organizers say the 2016 Oakland Book Festival at City Hall boasts more panels and programs than last year’s successful inaugural event. (Courtesy Nicole Fraser)

Oakland’s very own literary festival is a labor of love for The Town

What makes Oakland special? If you ask Timothy Don, it’s a “kind…

Organizers say the 2016 Oakland Book Festival at City Hall boasts more panels and programs than last year’s successful inaugural event. (Courtesy Nicole Fraser)
Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers wait for a BART train to depart the Fruitvale station in Oakland. (Ben Margot/2013 AP)

BART, labor unions agree to four-year contract

Labor peace will reign at BART, at least for another five years.…

Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers wait for a BART train to depart the Fruitvale station in Oakland. (Ben Margot/2013 AP)
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BART, unions likely to avoid strike as tentative labor agreement is reached

A tentative BART labor agreement may have averted riders’ biggest fear —…

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Rev. Ben Meyers of the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo addresses the Airport Commission on Tuesday. (Courtesy Laurel Fish)

Airline food service workers push for SFO minimum wage

Airline food service workers who have been negotiating with their employers for…

Rev. Ben Meyers of the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo addresses the Airport Commission on Tuesday. (Courtesy Laurel Fish)
An Uber-branded vehicle. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Uber drivers’ employment lawsuit granted class-action status

The question of employment status for Uber drivers — whether they are…

An Uber-branded vehicle. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Teamsters and drivers for Bauer's Intelligent Transportation rally against the company’s intimidation tactics on Tuesday at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Teamsters face first roadblock in unionizing shuttle drivers

Two years ago, San Francisco’s eviction crisis spurred the first Google bus…

Teamsters and drivers for Bauer's Intelligent Transportation rally against the company’s intimidation tactics on Tuesday at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Employers could be required to pay overtime when they require workers to show up early.

Dolan: Employees must be paid for extra work

This week’s question comes from M.P. who asks: Q: “I have been…

Employers could be required to pay overtime when they require workers to show up early.
In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft passenger Christina Shatzen gets into a car driven by Nancy Tcheou in San Francisco. Fed up with traditional taxis, city dwellers are tapping their smartphones to hitch rides from strangers using mobile apps that allow riders and drivers to find each other. Internet-enabled ridesharing services such as Lyft, Uber and Sidecar are expanding rapidly in San Francisco, New York and other U.S. cities, billing themselves as a high-tech, low-cost alternative to cabs. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Francisco Uber, Lyft drivers among top rideshare earners in nation, says study

San Francisco Uber and Lyft drivers earn more than most of their…

In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft passenger Christina Shatzen gets into a car driven by Nancy Tcheou in San Francisco. Fed up with traditional taxis, city dwellers are tapping their smartphones to hitch rides from strangers using mobile apps that allow riders and drivers to find each other. Internet-enabled ridesharing services such as Lyft, Uber and Sidecar are expanding rapidly in San Francisco, New York and other U.S. cities, billing themselves as a high-tech, low-cost alternative to cabs. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SF Board of Supervisors says Google buses need 'labor harmony'

The board of supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday strongly urging the city’s…

Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerA proposed resolution by Supervisor Scott Wiener urges the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency  to consider a commuter shuttle provider's “ labor harmony."

Wiener to SFMTA: Google bus pilot program should consider fair wages, working conditions

When granting permits to "Google bus"-style corporate shuttles, The City should measure…

Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerA proposed resolution by Supervisor Scott Wiener urges the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency  to consider a commuter shuttle provider's “ labor harmony."
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerAs members of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 union picketed in a strike against Trayer Engineering

Union workers call out others for crossing picket line in rare lack of solidarity

The rat was out on Friday in front of Trayer Engineering in…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerAs members of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 union picketed in a strike against Trayer Engineering
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. examinerWhile the Port of San Francisco cargo ship business has dropped significantly in the past decade

Sluggish Port cargo traffic could get automotive boost

California car culture could help boost cargo traffic on The City's waterfront.…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. examinerWhile the Port of San Francisco cargo ship business has dropped significantly in the past decade
AP File PhotoBART has created an infographic explaining why trains are constantly packed. The answer? The answer? There aren't enough train cars.

Report: Bad blood, bad decisions precipitated BART strike

A "nearly universal lack of trust" between BART and its union workforce…

AP File PhotoBART has created an infographic explaining why trains are constantly packed. The answer? The answer? There aren't enough train cars.
KATE CONGER/THE S.F. EXAMINERLabor organizers and workers protest outside Apple's flagship store in San Francisco on July 23.

Labor activists protest Apple store in downtown SF

Arrests ended a sit-in Thursday at the downtown San Francisco Apple store…

KATE CONGER/THE S.F. EXAMINERLabor organizers and workers protest outside Apple's flagship store in San Francisco on July 23.

NFL lockout hurting more than players, owners

The NFL is a huge business, affecting many people other than those…

Debated ‘bumping’ SF labor practice may end

A controversial government labor practice that critics say results in workers taking…