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Union workers at Angel Stadium authorize strike

July 28, 2011 | 10:41 pm

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Workers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim voted Thursday to authorize a strike in response to a wage freeze instituted by stadium management.

The vote gives the workers’ union, SEIU United Service Workers West, the right to call a strike at any time, according to a statement from the union.

Anaheim Stadium workers -- janitors, ushers and ticket-takers -- are the lowest paid at any of the major stadiums in California, the union says. Attendance at the stadium, it says, is fifth highest in Major League Baseball. The Angels' baseball team payroll, the union says, is $140 million.

Stadium officials did not respond to a request for comment.


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Photo: The dugout and stands at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times