Workers at The Sequoias Picket for a Fair Contract

NewsDecember 21, 2010

Workers at The Sequoias retirement community in Portola Valley braved the bad weather last week and picketed their employer for refusing to bargain fairly toward a decent contract.

Workers at The Sequoias have been bargaining with management for over a year, aiming to settle a contract with no healthcare benefit cost increases and with reasonable annual wage improvements. They haven’t received a wage increase in close to two years.

To date, management has refused to increase workers’ wages by 3 percent annually, even though top administrators earn as much as $459,000 per year and have received salary increases of up to 50 percent, and the company is sitting on over $70 million in cash and investments.