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Contract talks stalled, thousands of L.A. city workers take strike vote
Contract talks stalled, thousands of L.A. city workers take strike vote

Angered by stalled contract negotiations, 10,000 city workers represented by the Service Employees International Union are voting on whether to strike, a move that could potentially paralyze basic city services such as garbage collection, sewer maintenance and transportation. The strike vote is described in a leaflet, obtained by the Los Angeles Times, that is now being distributed to SEIU workers at city job sites. It states that union leadership "recommends a strike vote because of the lack of movement by the city at the bargaining table." SEIU spokeswoman Coral Itzcalli confirmed that the union has authorized a strike vote but would not comment on when and how the vote would...

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