AT&T Park Concession Workers Vote To Authorize A Strike

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — While the San Francisco Giants try to strike out the Atlanta Braves on Saturday in San Francisco, AT&T Park workers were voting on a different kind of strike next door.

AT&T Park concession workers voted Saturday to authorize a strike in a vote of 500 to 16, according to a union representative.

Workers will not go out on strike immediately, but will wait to see how concessions management firm Centerplate responds at bargaining sessions scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday this week, according to Nischit Hegde, a spokeswoman for Unite Here Local 2.

“People are very serious about what they need and they want to betaken seriously, and I think a 97 percent authorization vote displays how serious they are,” Hegde said.

A spokeswoman for Centerplate said the company expects to have a response out shortly.

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