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City Of Oakland 2019-2021 Budget Could Lead To Workers Strike

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(Last Updated On: June 30, 2019)

The just passed its 2019-2021 Budget late last night at the . The trouble is Workers aren’t liking what they see, and so, storm clouds are forming for what would be the second strike in as many years.

So, while celebrates the voting outcome on Twitter…

Words of discontent are surfacing. The representative of Local 21’s response was that the rank-and-file are still processing the new budget, and will keep fighting for the increases they sought. Mean translation: “We’re looking at the details, but we’re not happy we didn’t get the increases we asked for and will do something about it.”

What they sought was something close to a five percent wage increase, something that asserted was not possible. The Mayor’s budget called for, among other things, a freeze on hiring to fill positions in the Parks and Recreation Department as part of an effort to close what Schaaf’s staff claims was a $93 million deficit.

asked for the following, as well:

Councilmember Expenditure Priorities – Allocations in FY 2019-21 Budget
Homelessness – $21.3 million
Affordable Housing – $55.4 million
Investments in Children / OUSD – $74.5 million


Economic and Workforce Development – $2.9 million

What she did not ask for was what Workers wanted: a wage increase. And that, while President Rebecca Kaplan showed that there’s a seven-year-old pattern of under-forcasting revenues, leading one to ask “where did that surplus money go?”

So, while Soda Tax revenues are to be used to help fill positions in the Parks and Recreation Department, the overall rate of work pay will not change.

It must be noted that the use of the Soda Tax revenues in that way did not go unnoticed:

Somewhere in , former District Four Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington, the author of the Soda Tax legislation, is throwing a fit.

The reason is simple: the website introducing the law reads as follows in part

“The Soda Tax Advisory Board will be responsible for (1) making recommendations to the City Council on creating and/or funding programs that prevent or reduce the health consequences of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages, and (2) reporting on the implementation of the measure. , however, has the final say on allocation and implementation of the tax revenue.

It’s very clear that the (minus Annie Campbell Washington) took its option of having “the final say on allocation and implementation of the tax revenue.”

But The Workers Need Financial Help And That’s Not In The Budget

“It used to be that the job was true middle class employment, but that’s not the case anymore,” said one Employee who did not wish to be quoted. All over, there are stories of workers living out of cars, and claims that the City and the Mayor of don’t want them to talk about the problems because it would make them look bad.

“I think Libby is seeking higher office and doesn’t want this to get in the way,” said the worker. But the bottom line is this: absent the use of tax increment financing, unlike the past, the lacks another giant source of revenue that it can borrow from to help maintain the “middle class” salaries” of decades past.

Today, that inability to borrow from the Redevelopment Agency has led to a situation where, as the worker said “a person can actually take a step down in title, and make more money.” The reason is, there are so many vacant positions because so many people have left the , that the workload is dumped on fewer people.

“You can quit the , take a lower level civil service job in San Francisco, and still make $20,000 more” than in , said my source. Plus, she forgot to add that you can still live in , too.

Stay tuned.

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