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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Union Workers At Pleasanton Country Club Agree To New Contract Nearly Three Years After Contentious Lockout

LABOR | Food service workers at Pleasanton’s tony Castlewood Country Club, locked out for nearly three years, finally have a new contract. Unite Here Local 2850, the labor union representing 45 cooks, servers, and bartenders at the club announced the approval today of their new three-year deal. The union also has called off its boycott of the club.

Rising health care costs had been a contentious issue between union and management, with management proposing a 40 percent increase in employee contributions to their health care plans. But under the deal, workers will pay the same amount each month as the union says it initially offered Castlewood management before it locked out its staff in February 2010...

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2 comments :

By MW:

Evidently the union gave the workers strong, long, and continuous backing, and which was most likely a primary reason management finally backed down.

However in the overwhelming majority of situations in the East Bay when a company in the food service business decides to go NON union, all the union does is picket the place for one week or less, in fact sometimes for only two or three days, and then ceases its picketing and does absolutely nothing else, so the place becomes NON union and without any serious challenge.

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