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Union contract: Santa Clara County pact puts community service first
The Mercury News

Unlike other regions of the state and country, Santa Clara County has not had a full-blown strike by its public workforce for nearly four decades. The last time was in 1975, and we are proud that on our watch, one was recently averted.

But it got mighty close. Negotiations lasted four long months, many sessions running into the wee hours and over weekends, with a deal tentatively struck only hours before a strike vote.