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County workers' union plans two-day strike

Original post made on Feb 5, 2019

Approximately 1,700 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union working for San Mateo County are planning a two-day strike Feb. 13 and 14 in protest of health care cuts and what they say are unfair wages.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 8:38 AM

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Posted by John
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Feb 5, 2019 at 9:01 am

With the money the county is pulling in, they should make sure Employees who keep our county working are being fairly paid


9 people like this
Posted by Betty
a resident of Belle Haven Elementary
on Feb 5, 2019 at 10:20 am

The Countty’s offer is generous and SEIU already agreed to the the same offer. Why does AFSME think their employees deserve higher raises than the rest of the country workers? Also, don’t forget about the very generous pension that county employees receive....pensions are very very costly to tax payers and very rare these days. If you look at total compensation including pension, County employees are doing much better than many of the other employees in our country.


4 people like this
Posted by really real
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Feb 5, 2019 at 10:47 am

> If you look at total compensation including pension, County employees are doing much better than many of the other employees in our country

Your link to that info?

Are you saying they should make the same as workers in Wyoming? Mississippi? Rhode Island?


2 people like this
Posted by Mac
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Feb 5, 2019 at 4:05 pm

Why not print what these guys make? Worried that it would make them less sympathetic?


6 people like this
Posted by Roy Thiele-Sardiña
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 5, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Roy Thiele-Sardiña is a registered user.

here are the annual salaries and benefits for all of the county employees.....

Roy Thiele-Sardina
Co-Chairman - Citizens for Fair & Responsible Pension Reform

Web Link


2 people like this
Posted by Jim
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Feb 6, 2019 at 3:58 pm

County employees will not have the community support on this strike and it will only increase the movement to outsource/ or contract out work. I agree with FDR 100% when he said public employees do not need to be unionized. County employees have a great total comp package which includes a PENSION!!! Pensions are costing tax payers billions of dollars!!

Also SEIU already agreed to the same package Afscme received - go ahead and strike so the outsourcing can speed up.


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