Hayward settles dispute with SEIU over illegal wage cuts, will repay workers $2 million

The Hayward City Council's decision in 2014 to place an across the board 5 percent wage cut on over 300 of its city employees, roiled the labor movement and for years poisoned the relationship between City Hall and its workers. But the controversial imposition was later deemed illegal by the state Personnel Employment Relations Board … Continue reading Hayward settles dispute with SEIU over illegal wage cuts, will repay workers $2 million

Alameda County denies permit for Livermore oil wells; supervisor foresees lawsuit

  The Alameda County Board of Supervisors sided with appellants Tuesday by denying an extension of a conditional-use permit for the only oil-producing wells in the county. The pair of oil wells located in rural unincorporated Livermore, and operated by E&B Natural Resources, annually produced roughly 10,000 barrels of oil, but an extension of its … Continue reading Alameda County denies permit for Livermore oil wells; supervisor foresees lawsuit

Environmentalists want ALCO supes to deny Livermore oil producer’s permit

Environmentalists say the use of waterflooding puts the aquifer at risk, along more seismic activity. County staff says claims are unfounded.