Filipinos join strike against city of Hayward

By Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Aug. 16, 2013

HAYWARD, Calif. – Filipinos joined dozens of public employees in Hayward who walked out of their jobs in a three-day strike that began on Tuesday.

The workers said they are on strike because city officials are asking them to contribute more toward their health care and retirement benefits.

They said premiums have risen recently and it’s not right that the city wants to take more money from their paychecks.

The two sides have been negotiating since February. No deal has been reached.

“What we want is fair negotiations. Right from the onset, the city has been demanding concessions and that’s not the way to negotiate,” said Randy Soriano, a revenue collector.

“Our message for the officials of the city of Hayward is this — get back to the table and negotiate with the union (local 1021),” said Amy Yoshihata, a secretary of the Hayward Police Department.

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  • Delia
    19 August 2013 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Hows that working out for you ? You Californians voted for Obama Care when you voted for him , wait till this Obama care kicked in , your take home pay would slashed down to nearly 70% off. Your final take home pay is 30 cents on every dollar you make.

    Besides tax hikes for ObamaCare, then , theres Union dues for those belongs to Unions .