Olivia Sandbothe is a blogger for AFSCME.

California EMS Workers Deliver Petition to Protect Standards

 at American Medical Response (AMR) have worked without a contract since the beginning of this month, and so far their efforts at the bargaining table were met with resistance by their employer.  That’s why members are voting this week to give the bargaining unit strike authorization.

Monday morning, EMS professionals across Northern California marched to the AMR offices to tell management they won’t back down.  They carried with them the signatures of 1,100 of their colleagues who stand with their bargaining team.