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Cannery workers reach contract agreement, end strike

After eight-day walkout, union gets the $1-per-hour raise it sought, plus increases over the next two years


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UPDATED: San Benito Foods union rejects weekend contract offer, vows to continue strike Monday

Union cautioned to wait until after upcoming meeting, but members decide to walk out



Union rejects contract with San Benito Foods, strike still possible

After Teamsters' vote rejecting contract offer, union rep says issue has reached "critical juncture"


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Teamsters union threatens strike by weekend at San Benito Foods if demands not met

Nearly 500 San Benito Foods workers protest for higher wages and benefits for seasonal employees at the Hollister cannery

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Hospital, nurses’ union settle contract dispute

Nurses' union, which had held a one-day strike, agrees to four-year contract that includes a 9 percent raise over the life of the deal

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Hospital board directs administration to enter into mediation with nurses’ union

Action follows Wednesday's one-day nurses' strike and Thursday's board meeting



Emotions run high as nurses strike; hospital denies charges of short-staffing

Registered nurses walked picket lines in front of Hazel Hawkins claiming unsafe patient conditions as hospital denies accusations


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Nurses strike against Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital

Registered nurses begin one-day strike at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, claim patient safety at risk because of understaffing and long hours without breaks.


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Mediation continues with Hazel Hawkins nurses’ strike looming Aug. 24

Hospital officials say they have a plan to provide patient care in the case of a strike; the two sides have held 23 negotiating sessions over 14 months