View Full Version : California public union OKs strike authorization

08-04-2009, 01:03 AM
When you're angry about having to take time off from work without pay - what do you do? Take time off from work without pay!! :eek: HUH?? lol!

California public union OKs strike authorization
Sat Aug 1, 2009 7:55pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's largest state employees' union voted on Saturday to approve a strike authorization measure to protest furloughs of state workers and pressure state officials to ratify its labor contract.

A spokesman for Service Employees International Union Local 1000 said a strike was not imminent but that the vote authorized union officers to initiate certain job actions, including a strike if necessary.

The SEIU represents about 95,000 state employees, including clerical workers and teachers.

The group's labor contract with the state expired last year, SEIU spokesman Jim Zamora said. The union negotiated a new deal with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration in February, but the contract has not been ratified by the state Legislature.

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08-04-2009, 09:40 AM
That should go a long way to fixing the economy in California. Luckly forthem Sara and SLW are headed to California and I suspect that they'll contribute greatly by spending Ca into prosperity :D