Oakland Meter Maid Crosses Picket Line to Issue Tickets

City had told drivers that no parking enforcement would happen.

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013  |  Updated 2:47 PM PDT
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A generic shot of a parking control officer. A lone parking control officer issued tickets in Oakland on Monday in defiance of a strike.

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Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow -- nor a labor stoppage -- will stop one Oakland meter maid.

A lone worker decided to oppose his unions and work during the one-day Oakland city workers strike called on Monday -- and issue parking tickets, according to the Oakland Tribune.

A male worker driving a city-issued car was seen ticketing vehicles near Broadway and 40th Street on Monday morning, according to the newspaper.

He declined to identify himself but said he did not support the strike.

Parking enforcement officers were part of the 3,500-worker large strike called on Monday. City leaders had informed drivers that there would be no parking enforcement, the newspaper reported.

It's unclear if the tickets issued by the renegade meter maid, whose shift ended at 3 p.m., would be forgiven, the newspaper reported.

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