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Friday, May 22, 2009

Breaking: SEIU Claims It Has Reached New Tentative Labor Pact With City

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2009 at 11:19 AM

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Following the spurning of a wage concession package that would have saved the city some $38 million -- and, ostensibly, 1,000 SEIU city workers their jobs -- union officials have announced a noon City Hall press conference detailing a new pact with the city.

Details are unavailable -- and, if we were betting folks we'd guess it's not as generous as the former agreement. Also, this deal (like the last) requires a yes vote from the roughly 11,000 SEIU Local 1021members.

Many seem to be complaining that union leadership did not actively sell the rank-and-file on this wage concession (which still called for a 3.75 percent raise!) and the potential draconian consequences of a no vote.

Let's also bet that doesn't happen again. 

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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