Union mechanics still on strike after four weeks at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 9:24 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

For almost four weeks, two dozen workers have been walking a picket line at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The union says Six Flags did offer a three-year contract which includes reasonable raises, but it also stipulated no overtime for working more than five consecutive days.

Read more from KTVU/Oakland.

Friday, May 31, 2013 12:07 PM

I wondered what was going on there. I was driving in and saw a bunch of picketers. I just assumed it was the Flashpass staff picketing for wage increases due to the increased amount of work bad ride crews are giving them.

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Friday, May 31, 2013 12:10 PM

For anyone in the area, have there been more ride closures as a result of these mechanics picketing?

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Friday, May 31, 2013 12:15 PM

I believe under California law they have to pay them overtime if they work more than five consecutive days at the designated work hours per day.

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/faq_overtime.htm

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Friday, May 31, 2013 12:22 PM

None of the rides were closed when I was there. All were running well. The only breakdown I witnessed all day was Medusa for maybe ten minutes. Nothing spectacular.

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