Solano County Refuses to Negotiate and Pushes Workers to Go on Unfair Labor Practice Strike
Fairfield, CA – The largest union in Solano County put forward an offer to avert an Unfair Labor Practice strike, an offer that the County Board of Supervisors and County Executives rejected.
“We urged the County to continue negotiations and move forward in good faith,” said Sandra Lee, a Supervising Child Support Specialist, “but we received the same response that we’ve gotten in the three months of negotiations. The Board and County executives don’t want to hear from workers. They’d rather push us to go on strike.”
WHO: More than 2,000 Solano County workers and community allies
WHAT: Workers represented by SEIU 1021 to go on an Unfair Labor Practice Strike, in protest of County Executives’ illegal behavior at the bargaining table. Workers and their community allies are protesting the intimidation of workers, bad faith bargaining, and the County’s failure to have a representative with the authority to reach an agreement in negotiations.
County libraries, Animal Control, Health and Human Services, the Department of Social Services, Benefits Action Center, are among the more than 40 County facilities will not be operational on the day of the Unfair Labor Strike. This is the first Solano County worker strike in 25 years.
WHERE: 675 Texas Street in Fairfield
WHEN: Wednesday, October 14th
Pickets go up at 7 am
2,000 person Rally at NOON
VISUALS: Workers protesting and carrying pickets and bullhorns, more than 2,000 workers rallying in downtown Fairfield