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At Castlewood Country Club, the dishwashers are allowed back to work

Friday, February 22, 2013

A labor dispute pitting haves versus have-nots has ended. Union food service workers at Pleasanton’s Castlewood Country Club finally have a new contract after being locked out for three years. So no more images of dishwashers and waitresses picketing the entrance as folks in expensive cars go in and out. How did the workers fare? An excerpt from Steven Tavares at East Bay Express:

Rising health care costs had been a contentious issue between union and management, with management proposing a 40 percent increase in employee contributions to their health care plans. But under the deal, workers will pay the same amount each month as the union says it initially offered Castlewood management before it locked out its staff in February 2010.

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