“***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013***
CONTACT: Anna Bakalis, SEIU 1021 (510) 387-5341 for City of Oakland; Cecille Isidro, SEIU 1021, (510) 289-8767 for BART in Oakland; Carlos Rivera, SEIU 1021, (415) 260-7134 for BART in San Francisco
SEIU 1021 Strike Expected to Stall Bay Area Today
— More than 5,000 City of Oakland and BART Employees are expected to strike throughout the day. Workers will set up picket lines at 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall at 7 AM.
WHO: City of Oakland and BART workers officially go on strike, starting midnight July 1. Community supporters, elected officials and labor allies, join workers at the picket lines.
WHAT: Workers, represented by SEIU Local 1021, are protesting unfair labor practices and demand greater investment in critical public services. The separate contracts for the City of Oakland and BART expired at midnight, June 30.
A press tent on Frank Ogawa Plaza with electricity and WiFi will be set up for media, starting at 7 AM.
WHAT: Mass Strike Begins
WHEN: 7 AM Monday, July 1
WHERE: Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
VISUALS: Workers picketing, chanting in front of City Hall, near the 12th St BART station
Interviews with workers for the City of Oakland and BART are available at Frank Ogawa Plaza all day.
The following are key press conferences throughout the day in Oakland and SF:
4:30 AM – Civic Center BART Station-UN Plaza in San Francisco
7 AM– Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland
12 Noon – Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland/Community and Labor Solidarity Rally
5 PM – Civic Center BART Station-UN Plaza in San Francisco
7:30 PM – Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. Press announcement regarding strike
FOR ONGOING AND UPDATED STRIKE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.SEIU1021.ORG“