3,000 Oakland city employees set to strike on Tuesday

OAKLAND CITY COUNCILOakland is headed toward a work stoppage as more than 3,000 members of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 and other city unions announced they will strike on Tuesday.SEIU Local 1021 and the Oakland city administration have been in negotiation since the early spring. In recent months, SEIU Local 1021 representatives … Continue reading 3,000 Oakland city employees set to strike on Tuesday

SEIU files suit against Oakland for violation of City Charter

OAKLAND CITY COUNCILOakland's largest public employees union filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court Tuesday alleging the City of Oakland is violating its City Charter with an over-reliance on part-time workers.Representatives for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1021 contend Oakland administration is undermining full-time positions with less expensive temporary workers.“Just like the … Continue reading SEIU files suit against Oakland for violation of City Charter

As Oakland labor talks stall, SEIU unleashes a flame throwing web site at Mayor Schaaf

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf won't likely facea credible candidate for re-election next yearbut SEIU Local 1021 is acting like anopponent.OAKLANDFew East Bay labor unions are more aggressive than the Service Employees International Union Local 1021. Whether in Hayward where union leaders screamed at elected officials during a long labor contract impasse or the seemingly routine … Continue reading As Oakland labor talks stall, SEIU unleashes a flame throwing web site at Mayor Schaaf

Hayward city manager announces retirement

Hayward City Manager Fran DavidHAYWARD | Hayward City Manager Fran David announced her retirement Friday, effective sometime in the  fall.David has served as head of the city's day-to-day operation since being appointed to the position in 2010. Her tenure coincided with the worst of the Great Recession, a time when Hayward city services  like all … Continue reading Hayward city manager announces retirement

Alameda firefighters’ union boss says mayor, councilmember broke labor laws

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer and CouncilmemberTony Daysog were accused by the firefighters' unionpresident Tuesday night of breaking labor laws. ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | What appeared to be a simple administrative staff request to appropriate $3 million to further seed a city employee pension trust fund negotiated last April has reignited the perennial debate over unfunded liabilities … Continue reading Alameda firefighters’ union boss says mayor, councilmember broke labor laws