LOS ANGELES (AP) — Unionized Los Angeles County employees have walked off the job and taken to the streets to protest the collapse of contract negotiations.
City News Service says about 2,000 members of the Service Employees International Union Local 721 marched peacefully through downtown Tuesday to the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration.
Talks with the county broke down Monday night.
But county Chief Executive Officer William Fujioka said he was planning to meet with labor leaders later Tuesday and would ultimately match a deal already tentatively accepted by more than half of the 60-or-so unions representing county workers.
Fujioka says the offer is a 2 percent wage increase this month, 2 percent next October and 2 percent in April 2015.
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