Friday, August 30, 2013

Airport Workers Strike in Oakland

On the heels of a one-day strike by fast food workers across the country and in ten Bay Area cities, some 180 Oakland Airport workers hit the picket lines Friday. Members of Unite HERE Local 2850 called the 1-day unfair labor practices strike after a year of unsuccessful labor talks. The union says managers want to cut pay for new hires that is already as low as $9.75 an hour, as well as eliminating pensions and paid meal breaks. Other management proposals include drastically reducing vacation and sick days, and making workers pay as much as $600 dollars a month for health benefits. Christopher Martinez reports from Oakland.