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  • UC imposes pension terms on employees; union protests

    UC imposes pension terms on employees; union protests
    The already tense labor relations between the UC system and the union that represents about 8,300 custodians, gardeners and food service workers has taken a turn for the worse. After deadlocked negotiations, UC this week imposed terms that will...
  • Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix

    Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix
    Top Illinois legislators said today they’ve reached agreement on a plan to deal with the state’s worst-in-the-nation unfunded public pension liability and expect to vote on it next week. Details of the measure were unclear today and its...
  • UC hospital workers, custodians begin one-day strike

    UC hospital workers, custodians begin one-day strike
    The union that represents 22,000 employees at UC campuses and medical centers began a one-day strike early Wednesday morning at the system's nine campuses and five medical centers.  Service workers, patient care employees and student tutors are among...
  • BART strike averted; judge orders 60-day cooling-off period

    BART strike averted; judge orders 60-day cooling-off period
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Bay Area commuters once again avoided a public transit shutdown Monday after a judge took the extraordinary step over the weekend of ordering a 60-day cooling-off period between the Bay Area Rapid Transit district and its three largest...
  • NTSB to investigate deaths of workers killed by BART train

    NTSB to investigate deaths of workers killed by BART train
    The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the deaths of two maintenance workers who were hit and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train Saturday as they were conducting a track inspection. Two federal investigators were on their way to...
  • BART workers killed by train to be remembered at vigils

    BART workers killed by train to be remembered at vigils
    Two candlelight vigils will be held Sunday night to honor the two workers killed Saturday by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train. The vigils for the workers will be at 6 p.m. at the Walnut Creek BART station and Lake Merritt Plaza in Oakland, according to...
  • 2 maintenance workers struck and killed by BART train

    Two maintenance workers were struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit commuter train Saturday, two days into a labor strike that officials warned could cripple the area's transportation system starting Monday. The workers were investigating a...
  • BART accident that killed 2 workers under investigation

    BART accident that killed 2 workers under investigation
    Authorities on Sunday continued to investigate the deaths of two maintenance workers on a Bay Area Rapid Transit line Saturday, as a radio transmission of the accident emerged. "This is a tragic day in BART's history," Grace Crunican, general manager of...
  • California's higher education leaders pledge more cooperation

    California's higher education leaders pledge more cooperation
    SAN FRANCISCO — The leaders of California's three public higher education systems Wednesday pledged more cooperation, particularly in transferring students, while Gov. Jerry Brown urged them to develop more innovative collaborations. In a rare...
  • UC's new investment chief's compensation could top $1 million

    UC's new investment chief's compensation could top $1 million
    SAN FRANCISCO — The UC regents on Thursday hired an executive of a Canadian investment fund to be the chief manager of the university system's $82 billion in endowment and pension investments and will pay him more than $1 million a year if he...
  • UC union authorizes a possible strike at campuses, hospitals

    UC union authorizes a possible strike at campuses, hospitals
    Members of the union that represents 22,000 service workers and patient care employees at UC campuses and hospitals have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a possible strike in the future if a contract agreement is not reached, officials said Friday....
  • Detroit 'needs help,' is eligible for bankruptcy, judge rules

    Detroit 'needs help,' is eligible for bankruptcy, judge rules
    Saying that “the city needs help,” a judge ruled Tuesday that Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy protection and can cut municipal employee pensions as it reorganizes its finances. “This case was filed in good cause and should not be...