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Dodgers News: Org Avoids Strike with Stadium Worker’s Union

The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed with a union representing about 450 employees on two new 5-year contracts according to announcements from both sides Tuesday

The agreement comes after employees gathered in protest outside of the Dodgers’ prime time matchup against the New York Yankees in an effort to draw attention to their cause back in early June.

The workers cite inflation and a rise in the cost of living as the motivation behind calling for higher wages.

“The Dodgers and the SEIU USWW, the union representing 500 Dodger Stadium workers in negotiations, have agreed to a new contract, according to a union spokesman.

The contract was ratified last night. The workers’ previous contract expired Jan. 31.”

(Via @jorgecastillo)

The new contracts will raise wages by 45% to 50% for the lowest-earning game day employees. Security officers, ushers, ticket takers and sellers, hospitality team members and groundskeepers are among those represented in the agreement, according to the LA Times.

“I’m proud of all of the members of our union, SEIU-USWW, for their hard work and strong organization,” Dodger Stadium usher and union executive board member Irene Aguilar said in the statement. “Thank you to the Dodgers for working with us to reach a fair agreement that will benefit stadium workers for years to come.”

(Via Los Angeles Times)

The agreement comes almost five months after the previous contract expired Jan. 31. Workers threatened to go on strike if an agreement was not reached by the end of June.

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