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The Power of Unions

(Full disclosure: I am an employee of the City of Los Angeles. And my union was one of the unions involved in the negotiations. – promoted by shayera)

The Los Angeles Daily News is reporting that 6 unions, negotiating together have come to an amiable contract agreement. Details are found in the article A sweet deal for city unions.
Speaking as a City employee and as a member of one of the unions referenced in the article, I can not verify whether or not the details of the contract as stated by the paper are correct. I haven’t seen a copy of the proposal yet.
But what I wanted to highlight was that the negotiations encompass 22,000 employees across the City.

The civilian coalition in the recent talks included Service Employees International Union Local 721, representing 9,160 workers from custodians and trash-truck drivers to street-services employees.

It also represented 9,000 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 36 employees, including clerical workers, librarians, professional medical employees, Community Redevelopment Agency workers, and mostly part-time Recreation and Parks employees.

Other unions include the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501; Laborers International Union Local 777; Los Angeles/Orange County Building & Construction Trades Council; and Teamsters Local 911.