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Shasta Courthouse Workers Strike for Second Day, Ordered to Return to Work

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Updated: 11/19/2013 3:33 pm
Shasta Courthouse workers extended their strike into today, but plan on returning to work tomorrow.

Clerical and technical staff at the courthouse have been protesting to seek an 8% increase in pay.

A hearing date has been set for December 6, where an injunction will be considered that would prohibit court workers from going on strike.

Until then, employees plan to return to work.

"We've decided to accept the injunction and agree to start work tomorrow, and for the next two weeks we agree not to strike," said courthouse employee Diann Pinek.

"We reached an agreement to keep seven court reporters guaranteed to the court," said UPEC Business Manager Chris Darker. "So if the rest of the employees called another strike, we guarantee those court reporters will appear and we'll take care of what needs to be taken care of to keep folks incarcerated and to protect the public."

The guarantee of court reporters comes after a miscommunication resulted in no court reporters working today, which affects criminal proceedings.

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coralrose - 11/20/2013 12:37 PM
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The Court system is a team effort. All employees should be valued for their job classification and expertise. I'm hoping the managment now understands the value of the TEAMWORK ethos that keeps the justice system operating day after day.

JayneDoh - 11/19/2013 3:09 PM
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So the wheels of justice come to a screeching halt without the lowly court reporters? Even though all those highly educated lawyers and judges were present? Hmm, that's weird. They must be a highly appreciated, valued and compensated group of employees!
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