VIDEO: Oakland city workers to strike for fourth day Friday after ‘final offer’ presented

OAKLAND (KRON) — Oakland city workers will go on strike for a fourth day, Mayor Libby Schaaf announced on Thursday.

Negotiations were expected to continue on Thursday afternoon. But the union did not like the city’s proposal and says it fails to address numerous issues.

This comes after city officials say they made their “last, best, and final offer.”

The union had said it will go to the office and draw up a counter-proposal in hopes the city will look at it and negotiate.

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.

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.

Here is the statement from Mayor Libby Schaaf:


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