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Labor problems at Gold Cross

(Gold Cross Ambulance workers threaten to strike)….The union representing the workers says an impasse in negotiations had been declared.

A notice to strike has been issued. The union says the impasse is about economics and working conditions. They say the 70 Gold Cross employees in Imperial County have had their salaries frozen the last two contracts. The company has offered bonuses. but the union says the employees need a wage increase. Several impasses have been declared at Gold Cross in the past, but there has never been a strike. Imperial County Emergency Services says Gold Cross is required to have a plan to ensure service standards are met in case of a strike. Gold Cross officials will not comment on the labor issues.