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AT&T Park Concession Workers Authorize Strike

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Concession workers at the AT&T Park where the San Francisco Giants play have voted to authorize a strike.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports members of Local 2 voted 500 to 16 on Saturday to OK a strike, but one is not imminent. The union says it’ll wait to see how South Carolina-based concession company Centerplate Inc. responds.

Cashiers, cooks, food vendors and others voted before and after the Giants’ win against the Atlanta Braves. They’ve been working without a contract for three years.

The union says the two sides have been bogged down over money issues and management’s refusal to guarantee a contract would be enforced even if the Giants replaced the concession company.

A spokeswoman for Centerplate called the vote “unfortunate” and “unnecessary” because negotiations are ongoing.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed)

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