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Fresno Court Strike Ends After Five Days

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The five-day strike by Fresno County Superior Court clerks and court reporters ended Tuesday.
SEIU Local 521, which represents about 275 employees at the courthouse, announced early Tuesday evening that it had reached a tentative agreement with the court.
“Our members were at the forefront of these negotiations, backed by an outpouring of support from community residents, our union sisters and brothers across Fresno County and California, and elected leaders at the local, state and federal levels,” Denise Dedmon, a Fresno Superior Court reporter and SEIU 521 president, said in a statement.
“This agreement allows us to resume the jobs that we love and move forward with the court on our shared commitment to serving the residents of Fresno County.”

40 Hour Work Week, Healthcare Benefits

The union said that the contract includes restoring court reporters to a 40-hour work week and covering increased costs of healthcare benefits.
The tentative agreement must be ratified by SEIU Local 521 members who work at the court.