CBS 47: Fresno County workers on strike

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.

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