Alameda mayor, councilman’s vote did not break the law, says city attorney

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer and CouncilmemberTony Daysog voted against funding its public safetypension trust fund angering unions.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Did Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer and Councilmember Tony Daysog break the law earlier this month when they voted against funding a previously approved employee pension trust fund? “The short answer is no,” Alameda City Attorney Janet … Continue reading Alameda mayor, councilman’s vote did not break the law, says city attorney

Acrimonious standoff between Hayward and city employees reaches a conclusion

Hayward city employees during a three-daystrike in August 2013.Union members get 4.5% wage bump over 3 yearsHAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | Following a protracted labor dispute between the City of Hayward and over 300 of its employees that included a unilateral five percent wage decrease last year, both sides are set to agree Tuesday night on … Continue reading Acrimonious standoff between Hayward and city employees reaches a conclusion

Hayward Looks to Impose Pay Cuts on City Union Workers

Hayward city employees striking in frontof City Hall last August.PHOTO/Steven TavaresHAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | LABOR |Ten months after contracts for nearly 300 Hayward city employees expired, the City Council may decide Tuesday night to unilaterally impose its last, best and final offer despite declining to meet with labor negotiators since July. Both contracts represent immediate … Continue reading Hayward Looks to Impose Pay Cuts on City Union Workers

Labor Negotiators For Hayward City Employees Accuse City Of Threatening Layoffs

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL//LABOR | A three-day strike by Hayward city employees last month did nothing to persuade city officials to return to the bargaining table, while union negotiators accused the city of threatening layoffs if their demands for wage cuts were not met.“We’re at a stalemate,” Gilbert Hesia, a Hayward city employee directly involved in … Continue reading Labor Negotiators For Hayward City Employees Accuse City Of Threatening Layoffs