Members of the union representing thousands of Los Angeles city employees voted overwhelming to authorize a strike in balloting.
The vote by members of SEIU Local 721 in favor of authorizing a strike was 86 percent, the union announced.
“Casting a yes vote for a strike is never easy, but workers have been left with little choice because we do not have a firm commitment from City Hall on our proposals that would generate revenue to fix our streets, trim our trees, clean our beaches, help children get to schools safely, and ensure our own kids have a secure future,” said Stacee Karnya, a member of the bargaining team on Friday.
“The next few days promise to be full of energy and an unwavering resolve at the picket line, at City Hall and anywhere else we need to make our voices heard.”
—Staff and wire reports
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