The City Council approved deals with three of the unions representing Berkeley workers.
The city’s contract with the union expired at the end of June, but both sides have continued to work toward an agreement.
The union’s contract is set to expire this weekend, with the final bargaining session scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. Here’s how to tune in.
A potential strike has been averted after the union representing Berkeley’s clerical and maintenance employees said the city had heard their concerns.
SEIU Local 1021 has donated $24,000 this election cycle to help candidates it supports. Its funds went into an independent expenditure committee that paid for this website An independent expenditure group backed by one of Berkeley’s largest unions has poured $8,112 into Jesse Arreguín’s mayoral campaign, spending the funds on a website and literature that […]
Jeff Scott, far left at table, talks to members of BOLT before an Aug. 26 meeting. The BOLT member are, from left to right, Winston Burton, Abigail Franklin, Julie Holcomb, and Darryl Moore. Jim Novosel was absent. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel More than 40 people expressed concern about the actions of the Berkeley Library director at […]
Labor advocates and other supporters of a $15 minimum wage attended Tuesday night’s council meeting in Berkeley. Photo: Emilie Raguso Labor advocates and other supporters of a $15 minimum wage attended Tuesday night’s council meeting in Berkeley. Photo: Emilie Raguso In a third change of course this month, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night […]
Spring storms over Berkeley. Photo: Joe Parks Berkeley in 2012 was filled with drama — a contested election, a failed nomination for a new school superintendent, a few missteps by the Chief of Police, and major changes at the University of California, among other events. Here’s a recap of the issues that had the deepest […]
Members of the Fair Campaign Practices Commission review material before their Oct. 25 meeting. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Berkeley’s Fair Campaign Practices Commission declined Thursday night to take up the question of whether the Yes on Measure T campaign had fraudulently stated on mailers that SEIU Local 1021 endorsed the measure when in fact it had […]
Opponents of Measure T say supporters have mailed out false flyers claiming that Berkeley’s SEIU Local 1021 supports the measure, when in fact it opposes it. Photo: Tracey Taylor Opponents of Measure T say supporters have mailed out false flyers claiming that Berkeley’s SEIU Local 1021 supports the measure, when in fact it opposes it. […]
Berkeley City Manager Phil Kamlarz: grateful to city employees for making cuts. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The city could achieve annual savings in excess of $4 million, if an agreement reached this week with more than 500 city employees on salary cuts and pensions is also adopted by other union members, according to City Manager Phil […]
Some Berkeley city offices will be closed two Fridays a month, as well as the week between Christmas and New Years, under the $318 million city budget adopted Tuesday night by the City Council. The customer counter at 1947 Center Street, as well as city offices at 2180 Milvia Street, will be closed 29 days […]