County workers ready to strike to protect public safety

Ready to strike!Even as Santa Clara County officials dismiss concerns that the county struggles with recruitment and retention problems, county emergency dispatchers have been ordered to work overtime because of “staffing shortage.”

At a press conference August 22 at 70 W. Hedding Street, Service Employees International Union, Local 521, which represents 60 dispatchers and a total of 9,000 county workers, released the July 13 county notice which stated: “County Communications is currently experiencing a staffing shortage that, in our estimation, constitutes an emergency situation.”

Read the press release

Read the letter from the county (PDF)

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