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Sun Jun 26 2011 (Updated 06/28/11)San José Mayor Blames City's Fiscal Problems on Unions
Sun Jun 26 2011 (Updated 06/28/11)Rally Protests Proposed Bill that would Eliminate Collective Bargaining in San José
Three San José Council Members and Mayor Chuck Reed are pushing for a bill that would strip city workers of benefits and take away their collective bargaining rights. Activists say the proposed bill is similar to the attacks on workers' rights that were recently rammed through Wisconsin’s legislature by an anti-labor governor. On June 23rd, they rallied in front of City Hall.
Labor supporters speaking from a podium said that attempts to declare a fiscal emergency in order to resolve the city's budget problems is misguided at best, and the mayor's fiscal plan would allow the city to renege on its promise to pay specific benefits to city employees. They pointed out at that federal and state labor law cases have consistently held that these changes cannot be made unless it is done through collective bargaining. Protesters called for an end to the City's union-busting tactics with speeches, chants and songs.
Video | Photos: 1 | 2 | South Bay Labor Council
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