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    Why are MAAC employees on strike?

    June 9, 2022 // On May 19, union members unanimously authorized Monday’s strike, which resulted in the closure of more than a dozen of its childhood development centers. They said they took the action after 27 unsuccessful bargaining sessions over the past eight months. Organizers said unionized workers have filed five Unfair Labor Practice charges — two for worker intimidation and three related to bad faith bargaining. Union members said they want fair wages for all, a system that rewards those with seniority and offers workers room for growth. They are calling for an agency-wide minimum wage boost from $15 to $18 an hour, which MAAC has agreed to, but union members say the organization is refusing to compensate those with more experience. social services, drug and alcohol counselors, maintenance workers, family services staff, teachers, kitchen aides, bus drivers, Lily Camarena, Arnulfo Manriquez, funding in place,