A state bill to grant professional cheerleaders a minimum wage, workers’ benefits and overtime compensation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, has passed the Assembly and is now in the state Senate for a vote. Among...
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For the last three years, Connor Crabb has been working as a recreation leader at Studio One, a city-run center in Oakland that offers afterschool and summer art classes to children. The 24-year-old Oakland native...
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Fast food and low-wage workers in Oakland, Richmond and Berkeley joined a workers’ strike dubbed “Fight for $15” on Wednesday, continuing a two-year-long campaign that calls on fast food chains to institute a $15 minimum...
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The Oakland City Council chambers were filled to capacity on Tuesday evening for a special meeting of the Oakland Redevelopment Successor Agency, which is responsible for creating and enacting urban redevelopment plans in Oakland. Some...
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Wearing bright shirts that say “Fighting for the Schools that Oakland Students Deserve” and holding supportive posters, nearly 500 parents, students, teachers and community members rallied at San Antonio Park on Tuesday before marching to...
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Tagged 'work-to-rule', Contract negotiations, march, OEA, OUSD, teacher salary, Trish Gorham, Troy Flint
It is just shortly after noon on a Saturday, and the sun stands high over the historic Atchison Village in Richmond. Not a single cloud is in the sky. In its northwestern corner, a small...
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Oakland workers earning minimum wage will see an increase on their checks next payday due to a citywide wage increase that took effect Monday. The boost from $9 to $12.25 an hour may sound great to...
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Mustafa Ahadi came to the United States as a refugee after working as a medical translator with the US Armed Forces in Kabul. "This is a good country to find the dreams," he says.
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Every corner in this building has something going on: La Commune, a collectively-run and worker-owned bookstore and café, is turning the entrance into a cozy place which will welcome visitors with a cup of something...
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Mike Wang, an employee at California Canoe and Kayak, explains how he developed an affinity for water and how he continues to enjoy water sports with his work, including paddling into the office.
The new $484 million connector line from the Coliseum to Oakland Airport opens Saturday, replacing the AirBART shuttle bus, which has been carrying passengers to the airport since 1986.
Hospitals are conducting emergency drills and retrofitting buildings to withstand the next big shake.
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In a tightly-moderated discussion Thursday evening at Temple Sinai in Oakland, mayoral candidates took questions from journalists, querying one another and making closing statements. Many aimed shots at Mayor Jean Quan, but most refrained from...
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For independent truckers at the Port of Oakland who have not yet complied with pollution regulations, the New Year may mean the loss of a job.
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In a boon for West Oakland residents, cancer-causing diesel pollution from the Port of Oakland's maritime operations has plunged 70 percent.
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Servers at Century Buffet on International Boulevard were working twelve-hour days, six days a week, and being paid far below minimum wage, according to the Alameda County District Attorney.
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