The latest U.S. Labor Department data shows that nurses are facing potential violence at work, prompting safety advocates to demand stricter rules and regulations.
A brown building with tall doors opened to the ringing sound of sewing machines. Inside were racks of red-and-white leather jackets with pieces of the Cadillac logo, multicolored wrist wallets and leather bags.
It was a typical Thursday night at Platinum Dirt, Page’s leather workshop and storefront on 25th Street. He was turning salvaged material into a duffle bag, part of a resurgence of Oakland-based manufacturing.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the U.S. unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 5 percent in September. Meanwhile, the most recent data for the Bay Area shows Alameda County’s unemployment rate at 4.6 percent as of August.
A lawsuit filed against a popular restaurant, Burma Superstar, sheds light on labor practices in Bay Area restaurants.
Sutter Health, which runs the campus as part of its Alta Bates Summit Medical Center based in Oakland, announced last October that it intends to close the campus between 2018 and 2030 and consolidate all services in its Oakland campus. Nurses rallied to keep it open.