| Aug 4, 2013
| 10:53 PM
SAN FRANCISCO--A threatened midnight strike that would have shut down the Bay Area Rapid Transit system was averted late Sunday when Gov. Jerry Brown called for an investigation into the labor dispute.
The governor's action prohibits a strike or lockout...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown is urging both sides in the BART standoff to reach an agreement to avoid a strike in “the strongest terms possible.”
The sides need to “meet quickly and as long as necessary to get this dispute resolved,” Brown...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown may have single-handedly spared the Bay Area from another debilitating BART strike, but commuters aren't out of the woods yet.
Despite the governor personally wading into the spate, both sides of the negotiating table remain deeply...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Bay Area commuters Wednesday were spared the pain of a bus strike after a last-minute deal was reached on pay and medical benefits for hundreds of union workers.
Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 had threatened to walk off the job at...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
The federal government is withholding about $2 billion from transit agencies across California, including $268 million earmarked for bus, rail and street projects at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The money has been held...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:12 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court appeared skeptical Wednesday of arguments that only licensed nurses may administer insulin injections and other medications to schoolchildren.
During a hearing, several justices on the state high court...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Thirty port truck drivers went on strike Monday night at a Carson-based trucking firm, alleging their employer is attempting to thwart their efforts to unionize, organizers said.
Monday's strike will go for 24 hours and organizers have planned a Tuesday...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Peacock Productions, the NBCU-owned company embroiled in a labor dispute with the Writers Guild of America, fired back at the union on Tuesday.
Writers from "Saturday Night Live" and many other shows on the NBC and USA networks this week wrote a...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Singer Chris Brown agreed to do another 1,000 hours of community labor to resolve issues involving potential violations of his felony probation and the number of hours he completed.
As part of a deal, the district attorney withdrew it motions...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before the New York Times comes back online.
The Skinny: Anyone reading "Gone Girl"? I'm apparently late to the psychopathic party. Another reading recommendation: A deep interview with Paul DePodesta, of "Moneyball" fame, on the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:48 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Thousands of employees of public transit agencies around the state would be exempt from stricter pension requirements under an eleventh-hour proposal expected to move through the Legislature next week with the blessing of Gov. Jerry Brown....