(Desertification issue must be addressed, first)…Gold Cross Ambulance employees will vote on the issue.
In the meantime, negotiations with management are on hold. Some employees for Gold Cross filed the petition to decertify the Union representing striking workers. They accuse the Teamster Local 542 of using bullying tactics, while others say the communication is good and no union is necessary. The Union says the petition is just a move to break up the union. The National Labor Relations Board will conduct an election to determine whether the union stays or is dismissed. Until then, the strike, which began July 28th, will continue with no negotiations scheduled. An offer presented by management last week was rejected by striking employees.