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"We Can't Take It Anymore"SEIU1021 Members Angry At Proposed Pay Cuts By Mayor Ed Lee
Hundreds of workers protested in front of the Department of Human Resources over Mayor Ed Lee's effort to attack lower paid city workers and institute a two tier wage scale. They pushed their way inside the building after security guards tried to stop their entry.
"We Can't Take It Anymore"
SEIU 1021 Members Angry At Proposed Pay Cuts-Push To Get To Meet HRD Director Mickey Callahan
On Valentine's day February 14, 2013, hundreds of SEIU 1021 SF city workers picketed the offices of Mayor Ed Lee's Human Resources Department HRD run by union buster and privatizer Mickie Callahan. After picketing and a rally the workers pushed their way into the building at 1 Van Ness and up the stairs despite the efforts of security guards to stop the delegation from visiting DHR director Callahan. Mayor Ed Lee and his manager Mickie Callahan are seeking to cut the pay of many low paid workers who are women and minorities, institute two tier wages while increasing the pay of executives.
SEIU members have already been taking concession on pensions and healthcare benefits pushed by the present union officials in past negotiations and many workers have lost their homes and are in dire straights.
They also are having lower classification workers do higher paid classification work without equal pay for the work they do. There is also a bullying epidemic by managers and bosses against many SEIU 1021 members and other public union members in San Francisco.
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Brenda Barros, a rank and file leaders of SEIU 1021 at San Francisco General Hospital spoke at the rally outside the DHR headquarters.
Workers were angry that the city wants a two tier wage system and is pushing for further cuts
SEIU 1021 members were locked out of 1 South Van Ness where the headquarters of the Department of Human Resources DHR. The director Michie Callahan has an anti-labor record in attacking city workers and civil service.