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SF court clerks protest on courthouse steps

Posted By Administration, Monday, November 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Frustrated clerks demonstrated outside San Francisco Superior Court's criminal division Wednesday, ahead of today's contract talks with court administrators.

Around 50 court workers, dressed in purple and carrying union pickets, traversed the courthouse steps during their lunch breaks. Many had arrived on a charter bus from the Civic Center courthouse.


The crowd roared when Cynthia Karadi bellowed into a bullhorn that she was "pissed off."


"We're frustrated with a lack of compromise and willingness to come to the table and bargain fairly," said Karadi, who works as a criminal courtroom clerk and is on the bargaining team for Service Employees International Union 1021.


Court spokeswoman Ann Donlan declined to comment on the rally or the talks, but following a one-day strike last month the court's top boss called the unhappy clerks the highest-paid state court employees in California and told them to "be real."


Read the whole story at Courthouse News Service

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