OAKLAND (KRON) — Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced Tuesday morning that the city is opening the door for discussion on city workers’ wages.
The announcement comes after thousands of city workers went on strike to fight for pay raises.
The City of Oakland had previously said they could not afford to give the workers a raise.
However, after hours of them striking and picketing throughout downtown Oakland, Mayor Schaaf said in a press conference ““We have agreed to enter into mediation.”
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It is unclear if this means the workers will end their strike, or if they will continue until a compromise is made, or their desired terms are agreed upon.
The services affected by the strike include street cleaning, parking enforcement, libraries, building inspectors, senior services, and some head start services.
Emergency services will not be affected by the strike.
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