East Bay Regional Park District Strike Averted

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    Lisa Fernandez

    While the mood of striking seems to be in the Bay Area these days, the East Bay Regional Park District's union averted a planned, possible strike for the July 4th holiday.

     

    In a statement on Tuesday, the AFSCME Local 2426 Workers Union said they had reached a tentative agreement with the East Bay  Regional Park District  late Monday. The proposal includes a four-year contract and settles disputes over wages, retirement and healthcare contributions.

    East Bay Regional Park District Strike Threatened for July 4 Holiday

    [BAY] East Bay Regional Park District Strike Threatened for July 4 Holiday
    Union members said a two-day strike beginning July 4 will happen if an agreement with the park district is not reached early next week. George Kiriyama reports.

     

    For the past six months, the union representing the lifeguards and maintenance workers has been seeking a new contract with better pay and benefits.

    While commuters have been dealing with a two-day BART strike so far, and a one-day Oakland city worker strike on Monday, the park district strike would have come at a busy time for the district as many loe to flock to the many lakes and parks to celebrate the July 4 holiday.