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S.F. ballpark concession workers authorize strike

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:39 a.m. HST, May 12, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO >> Concession workers at the AT&T Park where the San Francisco Giants play have voted to authorize a strike.

The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/13Ph1hI ) 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.

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1local wrote:
get rid of unions in America...
on May 12,2013 | 06:13AM
boshio wrote:
no chance. This is what I said in the 1970s. Companies felt that it was easier to manage a union company vs a non union company. They just found ways to work with their labor contracts, which usually favor the companies. Isn't it odd that the unions can still collect dues no matter what is going on? The union to employee agreements is what needs changing.
on May 12,2013 | 07:45AM
9ronboz wrote:
Bring in a new non union crew,
on May 12,2013 | 07:56AM
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