Angel Stadium workers avoid strike
ANAHEIM, CA — Angel Stadium workers voted late Tuesday to ratify a new contract, successfully averting a strike in the last month of the regular season, according to The Orange County Register.
Negotiators for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) announced last week that they had reached a tentative deal after months of stalled negotiations and a threatened strike, but that it still needed to be ratified by members, the article stated.
According to the article, the ratified contract includes an immediate 25-cent-an-hour increase in wages, and another 25-cent raise for the 2013 season and a 30-cent increase for the 2014 season.
"The worker-elected bargaining committee said that they felt that management finally showed some respect for the years of hard work that many stadium workers had put in," union spokesman Mike Chavez said in a statement.
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