The company employing concessions workers at San Francisco’s AT&T Park said Friday that it has reached a contract agreement with a union representing around 200 retail and food service employees, but remains at odds with a union that went on strike in May.
More than 750 people who work concessions at San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park Saturday morning launched a one-day strike as their union bargains for better wages, benefits and job security.
The two sides are at an impasse and no talks are currently scheduled.
Twenty-three protesters were detained following a rally and march in San Francisco Wednesday that called on top city officials to forgo pay raises they are set to receive later this year.
Oakland firefighters voted by a margin of more than two-to-one to take a pay cut and make other concessions, their union president said Friday.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan cast the deciding vote Thursday night as the Oakland City Council approved a budget for fiscal 2012 by a narrow 5-4 margin only hours before its deadline.
The collapse of a last-minute deal with the police union on Wednesday means an additional 156 police officers will be laid off, on top of the 195 officer positions already slated for elimination, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said.
San Jose is making some progress in its labor negotiations as another union has now agreed to the city’s demand for an ongoing 10 percent wage reduction to help balance the budget.
The San Jose union is willing to accept all the city’s demands to close the department’s $11 million deficit, including a 10 percent pay cut, said George Beattie, president of the Police Officer’s Association.
Labor negotiations have become less contentious between unions and the city of San Jose as both sides try to negotiate a new deal.