Posts Tagged ‘oakland’

Oct
2016
20

Oakland City Council to Vote on African-American, Female Hiring Mandates on City- Funded Projects

Oakland City Council to Vote on African-American, Female Hiring Mandates on City- Funded Projects
  UPDATE: The resolution has been voted on, but results have been difficult to come by. We will update this post when more information is available. The Oakland City Council is voting on a resolution that would guarantee jobs to African-American and female workers on all city-funded construction projects. Both demographics have typically...
Apr
2015
10

Leaning Tower of China: Dangerous New Flaws Discovered in Outsourced Bay Bridge Construction

Leaning Tower of China: Dangerous New Flaws Discovered in Outsourced Bay Bridge Construction
  Ever since former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to outsource major components of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge renovation to Chinese contractors, members of the labor community have expressed concern about quality and jobs being compromised in the name of cutting costs.  In the end, no real money was saved and the project...
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Oct
2013
23

Unpaid Wait Time, Costly Truck Upgrade Compliance Force Oakland Trucker Strike Into Third Day

Unpaid Wait Time, Costly Truck Upgrade Compliance Force Oakland Trucker Strike Into Third Day
  Members of the Port of Oakland Trucker Association, a group that represents independent contractors who can not organize with a union, refused to work on Monday shutting down the SSA Marine’s Oakland International Container Terminal.  The group represents about a quarter of the truckers who work at the port.  In a statement the group...