Unionized Castlewood workers ask City Council to support labor agency's rule to end lockout Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Aug 23, 2012 at 6:18 am
Union members, who said they are among those who were locked out of their jobs two years ago in a wage and benefit dispute at Castlewood Country Club, asked the Pleasanton City Council last night to support their rally on Wednesday to get their jobs back.
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Posted by Bill, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Aug 23, 2012 at 6:18 am
Are these workers asking for the sky or just decent wages and healthcare? If the requests are within bounds and the Country Club is being recalcitrant then its the 1% against people like cooks and janitors and it makes Castlewood look very bad, but as many of us know they probably don't care.
Posted by SP, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Aug 23, 2012 at 11:01 am
Realize the article is written by the Labor/Union side of the issue. The City of Pleasanton owns and runs a golf course "Callippe" They do NOT pay for any benefits for their food service employees. - No Healthcare No Pension - Nothing. However they will be asked to make a judgement/opinion about a private club that for years was providing Full Medical Benefits to PART Time employees AND their dependents. Does anyone know a company anywhere that does that. The Club decided that when the current union contract expired that the new contract would not include Healthcare for part time employees. In addition the Full timers would have to pay a portion of their Healthcare costs. This is in line with all other employers for that industry and better then other Country Clubs in the area. The union decided that they wanted more - the club would not budge and they were locked out. It was not a wage issue but a Healthcare issue. The National Labor Board that ruled on this is just a union sympathizer that rarely sides with any employer. Castlewood had already won in court before it was appealed to the NLB. This is not over. The union is just trying for more public sympathy. My advise is that they should have done better in school.