Posts tagged Santa Cruz

    City of Santa Cruz workers will strike next week

    October 5, 2022 // “It’s unfortunate that it has reached this point,” said Santa Cruz City Manager Matt Huffaker. “But we are striving to meet the needs of our employees while also being fiscally responsible.” Workers with SEIU Local 521, are frustrated with the city’s inability to recruit and retain employees to reach adequate staffing levels, treatment of its workers, and the attempts to compare cost-of-living adjustment proposals accepted by city executives to the salaries of front-line service workers, according to union organizers.

    Health care workers in Northern California strike over short staffing, COVID protocols, pay

    April 20, 2022 // "By moving forward with today's costly and disruptive strike, union leadership has made it clear they are willing to put politics above patients and the nurses they represent -- despite the intervention of federal mediators and our willingness to bargain in good faith while under threat of a strike," the health network said.

    County at an impasse: Union workers say they’re set to strike next week; management says deal is fair

    January 20, 2022 // “While we hope for a quick resolution we are prepared for the long haul,” Hoppin said. “Unfortunately, it is those members of our community who depend on county services and staff — from public health workers to benefits representatives to road repair crews — who will bear the brunt of this decision.”

    Santa Cruz CA: County workers could strike this week after 93.5% vote to approve walkout

    December 7, 2021 // Leaders of the union representing Santa Cruz County workers told the board of supervisors Tuesday that they’re ready to strike against the county government after an overwhelming majority of members voted in favor. Negotiations are set to resume Thursday, and a strike could come soon thereafter.