Workers charge Monterey Co. with bad-faith bargaining

PRESS RELEASE: June 23, 2011

Contact: Khanh Weinberg – (408) 678-3364

SALINAS, Calif.The Monterey County Board of Supervisors may have adopted a balanced budget this week, but it did so without considering millions of dollars of cost-saving ideas and budget solutions submitted from its largest employee group, represented by SEIU Local 521.

In fact, the county is calling for $11 million in concessions from workers but cannot say how many jobs and services would be saved. County employees will hold a “unity break” Friday to show the workers’ resolve for a fair contract.

WHAT: County workers hold “unity break,” call on management to bargain in good faith

WHEN: 12:00– 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 24

WHERE: 1000 South Main Street, Salinas, at the Quad

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The Service Employees International Union is an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide.  SEIU is dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.

For more information, visit www.seiu521.org

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