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Political Beat, The Bay Area »

[By Nathan Wyss | 24 Nov 2012 | One Comment]
US Congressman George Miller joins OUR Walmart strikers at the store in Richmond, Calif. (Nathan Wyss/ CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

Amid the Black Friday shopping frenzy, workers, protesters, labor groups launched what they called a nationwide strike against big box retailer Walmart in protest of the company’s treatment of employees.

The company said the strikes, which took place at select stores around the country, were “made for TV” events attended largely by non-Walmart employees.

San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 19 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments]

California Beat File Photo

By TIM JUE

Beat Staff Writer

A disgruntled MUNI employee who quibbled with transit managers over an assignment another driver was given parked her car in front of a bus yard gate and blocked buses from heading out on their assigned routes right before the crush of the morning commute in San Francisco Wednesday.

The incident happened at the John M. Woods Motor Coach bus garage at 22nd and Indiana Streets at around 5:30 a.m. when a 21 year veteran and union steward for the transit system identified as Kuvai Muao-Harris kept buses idle during the “morning pull-out” time at the largest and busiest transit yard in the system.