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Union behind Oakland port strike approves contract

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POSTED December 10, 2012 8:43 p.m.


OAKLAND  (AP) — Members of the union behind a one-day strike that shut down the Port of Oakland last month have ratified a new contract.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the contract with the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 will now go to the board that manages the port for approval.

SEIU 1021 represents about 200 port workers, including custodians and electrical workers.

The union's strike over stalled contract talks shut down the port on Nov. 20, as dock workers in a separate union refused to cross the picket line in a show of solidarity.

The strike also included workers at Oakland International Airport who fall under the same contract.

Union officials say the new contract contains no concessions. Workers would see a 2.5 percent cost-of-living increase in 2013 and 2014.

 

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