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Unionized Castlewood workers ask City Council to support labor agency's rule to end lockout

Original post made on Aug 23, 2012

Union members, who said they are among those who were locked out of their jobs two years ago in a wage and benefit dispute at Castlewood Country Club, asked the Pleasanton City Council last night to support their rally on Wednesday to get their jobs back.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 1:16 PM

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on Aug 23, 2012 at 6:18 am

Are these workers asking for the sky or just decent wages and healthcare? If the requests are within bounds and the Country Club is being recalcitrant then its the 1% against people like cooks and janitors and it makes Castlewood look very bad, but as many of us know they probably don't care.

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Posted by Jack
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Aug 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

Hey Bill, Do you pay your gardeners and babysitters a living wage- plus health care- plus retirement- plus vacation- plus....

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Posted by SP
a resident of Danville
on Aug 23, 2012 at 11:01 am

Realize the article is written by the Labor/Union side of the issue. The City of Pleasanton owns and runs a golf course "Callippe" They do NOT pay for any benefits for their food service employees. - No Healthcare No Pension - Nothing. However they will be asked to make a judgement/opinion about a private club that for years was providing Full Medical Benefits to PART Time employees AND their dependents. Does anyone know a company anywhere that does that. The Club decided that when the current union contract expired that the new contract would not include Healthcare for part time employees. In addition the Full timers would have to pay a portion of their Healthcare costs. This is in line with all other employers for that industry and better then other Country Clubs in the area. The union decided that they wanted more - the club would not budge and they were locked out. It was not a wage issue but a Healthcare issue. The National Labor Board that ruled on this is just a union sympathizer that rarely sides with any employer. Castlewood had already won in court before it was appealed to the NLB. This is not over. The union is just trying for more public sympathy. My advise is that they should have done better in school.

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Posted by LMP
a resident of Danville
on Aug 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

Thank you, SP, for giving the facts on the issue. All I hear from the press is Castlewood members are evil and money grubbing, not that we're talking about health care for part timers.

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Posted by Dale Summers
a resident of Danville
on Aug 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

This is probably being led by SEIU (socialist types). Down with unions. Hire Americans do to their jobs. Enough. Golly gee whiz---didn't see one ounce of "diversity" in the workers' names!!

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