Oakland city workers plan to strike Tuesday - KUSI News - San Diego, CA

Oakland city workers plan to strike Tuesday

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The mayor of Oakland says the city will file a labor complaint if about 3,000 workers walk off the job Tuesday.

Mayor Libby Schaaf says a strike called by labor unions is unlawful because the two sides have not reached an impasse.

Union leaders say workers in senior centers, libraries, City Hall and other city-run departments will strike starting at 7 a.m.

Police and fire services will not be affected.

Members of Service Employees International Union Local 1021 have worked without a contract since June 30. The union says the city underpays and relies too much on temporary help.

Members of an engineers union will also join the strike.

Oakland has a population of more than 400,000.

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