City of Oakland Resumes Normal Operations

Date Posted: December 11th, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
Last Updated: October 23rd, 2018 @ 4:55 PM

Oakland, CA — Following a productive day of confidential mediation today,
Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1021 notified the City that it
has called off its labor strike.
The City and SEIU negotiators made progress on several items concerning
working conditions, prompting SEIU, Local 1021 to suspend the strike
immediately and resume normal operations tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12,
The parties were unable to reach a comprehensive settlement, but have agreed to
additional mediation.
All City programs, services, and facilities will re-open to the public tomorrow,
Tuesday, December 12 during normal business hours (these may differ by program
and service).
“It’s been a tough week for Oakland,” said Mayor Libby Schaaf. “I want to thank
SEIU’s bargaining team for their commitment to the mediation process, and for
bringing workers back to work in service of our community. I want Oaklanders to
know how deeply I appreciate their patience during this disruption. We are
committed to bringing swift resolution to any outstanding issues and to ensuring
that our community receives the services they deserve now and into the future.”
City Council committee meetings originally scheduled for tomorrow were
cancelled earlier today and will not take place. The City Council’s Rules
Committee will confirm the dates of future Council meetings and items to be
rescheduled at its next meeting on Thursday, December 14.

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Karen Boyd
City of Oakland