City zoning board hears 30-year plan for facility near Downtown Berkeley

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Global pharmaceutical company Bayer HealthCare LLC proposed a 30-year development plan that would extend the company's existing agreement with the city — which is set to end in February 2022 — past 2050.

Bayer HealthCare LLC, or Bayer, a global pharmaceutical company, presented a 30-year development agreement for a facility within 3 miles of Downtown Berkeley to Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board on Thursday.
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Bayer reaches proposed contract with workers’ union

After months of negotiations, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has reached a proposed contract this week with International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 6, for its hundreds of workers at Bayer’s plant in South Berkeley. The proposed contract, which was announced this week by the union and affects approximately 420 workers at
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