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Fresno County Court Reporters Threatening to Strike

Close to 280 Fresno County court workers could walk off the job if an agreement isn't reached soon with court administrators. Tuesday afternoon clerks, assistants, and court reporters rejected the latest offer. This group of court employees has been working without a contract since September 30th. One main sticking point is money. The proposal just rejected offered court reporters no raise and also steep health care increases. Court workers are bargaining for better pay and benefits. "I feel like they are investing in technology and not people and services," said court reporter Natalie Kjar. Kjar has worked in the Fresno County courthouse for more than 20 years.Six years ago during the economic crisis, court reporters had their 40 hour week reduced to 35 hour week. The latest proposal would increase.....MORE

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