Striking security officers return to work
Bay CIty News
September 27, 2007
San Francisco security officers are returning to work today after
a three-day hiatus was taken to advocate better working conditions,
a spokeswoman for the officers' union said today.
Service Employees International Union Local 24/7 spokeswoman
Gina Bowers said talks are resuming today for the security officers
asking for better wages, more training and adequate health benefits.
Contract talks resumed Wednesday and are scheduled to continue
at 10 a.m. today at Westin San Francisco Market Street, located
at 50 Third St., Bowers said.
Mayor Gavin Newsom on Monday called for a settlement in the strike,
saying in a written statement, "I am troubled that although
the contract in question expired on June 30, only four sessions
to date have been held."
"We're hopeful it's going to end well," Bowers said.
She added support from the mayor and Board of Supervisors has
About 75 to 100 security officers are participating in the strike,
according to Bowers. The union represents 4,000 Bay Area security
officers, Bowers said.
The security officers on strike could be seen at more than 20
locations throughout the city on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.