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Are transit strikes bad for the environment?

Eric Biber, professor of law | January 6, 2014

Even if you’re not from the Bay Area, you’ve probably heard about the labor troubles at the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) – the rail system that is one of the largest public transit providers here in the Bay Area in terms of passengers.  Hundreds of thousands of commuters use the BART system on a daily … Continue reading »

A new dawn for Labor Day

Annette Bernhardt, visiting professor, sociology | August 30, 2013

If you happened to be in Oakland yesterday, chances are that you passed a fast food chain with striking workers picketing outside.  They were part of a national day of action in more than 50 cities across the country, targeting chains like McDonald’s and Burger King and culminating a year of unprecedented labor actions that … Continue reading »