Strike ends, contract extended at Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
After eight years without cost-of-living adjustments, SEIU 521-represented workers at MAOF have won a contract with reasonable gains.
SEIU 521 members working at Mexican American Opportunity Foundation in Salinas voted to approve a contract extension today and will be returning to work May 24, after seven days on strike. Workers will be receiving a 3% wage increase.
“MAOF workers stood up for themselves, for our children, and for our community,” said Matt Nathanson, SEIU Local 521 Regional President who had joined a small delegation of member leaders on the first day of the strike to protest at an MAOF event near Los Angeles. “It has been a hard week for workers to go without pay and for the parents who did not have child care. But we are thankful for the tremendous support we’ve received from throughout Monterey County. We feel this is finally a fair contract that will help workers continue to serve the community.”
- The Salinas Californian, May 20
- The Salinas Californian, May 17
- Monterey Herald, May 16
- Telemundo, May 16 (Spanish)
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- Kion (CBS), May 13
- Univision, May 11 (Spanish)