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Golden Gate Bridge District Workers Announce 1-Day Labor Strike This Week

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Golden Gate Bridge District announced 50 of its workers will be going on a one-day labor strike beginning Tuesday morning at 6 a.m. and lasting until 3:30 p.m.

Ferry and bus service will not be impacted and the Golden Gate Bridge itself will remain open. In addition, lane changers are being told to report for work.

Members of 13 unions making up the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition came to their decision Monday after union members had voted in August to authorize a strike. There has been no contract settlement in that time.

The bridge district is proposing a three-year contract with an annual three-percent wage increase, but the union says the raise would be negated by members having to pay more for healthcare premiums.

450 union employees have been working without a contract since July.

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