Clinic workers strike vote set

Current contract expires Oct. 31

About 450 health-care workers at the five Los Angeles area Motion Picture-TV Trust Fund clinics will vote today on whether to give their negotiators authorization to call a strike.

The employees, repped as Local 399 of Service Employees Intl. Union, face an Oct. 31 expiration of their current three-year contract. Spokesman Tom O’Connor said the negotiators asked for the strike vote due to lack of progress during the past month of negotiations with management.

O’Connor said key issues that remain unresolved are pay scales for veteran employees and health benefits. Negotiators have been meeting on Mondays and Thursdays, and O’Connor said they plan to continue doing so up to the contract expiration.

“We felt that we needed to do something extraordinary like a strike authorization in order to convince management to make a reasonable offer,” he added.

The clinics are located in Woodland Hills, Santa Clarita, Toluca Lake, West Los Angeles and Hollywood.

Reps for the fund were not available for comment Tuesday.

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