Posted by CBS 47 Monday, Jan. 23 – 1:00 p.m.
Updated: 1:02 p.m.
SEIU workers in Fresno County hit the streets with picket signs Monday morning to protest a 9% pay cut.
Hundreds of the Service Employees International Union members walked off the job after months of negotiations failed to reach a compromise and the Board of Supervisors implemented the 9% cut.
There are between 12 and 20 different protests by the union members taking place around the county and the SEIU says a total of 1400 people did not report to work on Monday.
The union says the county did not bargain in good faith and have filed a complaint with the courts.
The county says they did bargain in good faith and met with union representatives 14 times over the past 6 months but could never reach an agreement, forcing the board to implement the pay cuts.
Stay with CBS47 for continuing coverage of the strike.