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New talks to be held in Glendale

(New talks scheduled)…Employees continue to walk the picket line.

Gold Cross management and representatives from Teamsters Local 542 will sit down again August 20th. The mediated session will be held in Glendale, California. Talks in the stalemate had resumed last week, but the Union said the offer made by management was worse than the one rejected before the strike was called. The 60 Gold Cross Ambulance employees say they want a pay increase, protected benefits, and new and reliable equipment. Management has stopped talking with the media, saying the reports of the strike have been biased in favor of the Union.