Redding, CA – The Union that represents over 1,000 Shasta County rank-in file employees announced today it will hold a Press Conference on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 12:00 noon at UPEC Headquarters 1800 Park Marina Drive Redding, California. Business Manager Chris Darker will announce the results of a Strike Vote by Shasta County employees who are engaged in a labor dispute with the Board of Supervisors.
UPEC Business Manager Chris Darker announced today that Shasta County employees will meet at their Union Headquarters in Redding on Monday and Tuesday evening(January 23 and 24, 2017) to discuss their options and vote on whether or not to call for a Strike against the Shasta County Board of Supervisors. Shasta County employees have continued to work without a contract since their contract expired April 30, 2016. “This will be a huge undertaking and a financial burden to these employees should they vote to Strike over these important issues the Board of Supervisors are ignoring. The employees have used every possible means to justify their position and settle a contract. They feel they have no other alternative than to make these issues public and call for a strike vote”, said Darker.
Last week, UPEC held a Press Conference announcing the Shasta County employees are “angry“ at the Shasta County Board of Supervisors who continue to ignore recommendations to relieve the lowest paid employee’s of the so called Retiree Administrative Fee deduction from their paycheck and address safety concerns. “This is an issue of fairness, plain and simple. The Board of Supervisors can afford to relieve our members of this financial imposition and make it fair just as they did for the highest paid elected and appointed officials but they refuse”, said Darker.
Union officials will provide additional details and documents bolstering their point at the Press Conference on Wednesday.