OAKLAND (KRON) — The Oakland city workers strike continued for a third day on Thursday.
About 3,000 Oakland city workers were on strike and picketing for a third day after failing to agree to a new labor contract.
The union and Mayor Libby Schaaf tried to negotiate Wednesday afternoon but didn’t make any progress.
There will be a 2:45 p.m. meeting Thursday at the mayor’s office.
Mayor Schaaf is expected to offer the union a new deal that could possibly end the strike.
The city and union have agreed to a 4 percent salary increase in the first year but are stuck on increases for the second year. The city has offered a 2 percent increase if certain revenue conditions are met, but the union wants the city to commit to another 4 percent increase.
Talks broke down Monday after the city refused a union proposal to bring in an informal mediator.
The unions say they will not go back to the table without a new offer from the city.
The strike is affecting many Oakland city services, including the Head Start program, that many families rely on.
Oakland city council will meet again today to work on a deal to avoid another day of employees striking. Day 3 pic.twitter.com/EJPvaSIvHa
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