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March 12, 2013

Contra Costa County loses state call center in labor dispute
By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Contra Costa Times

Posted:   03/12/2013 05:21:13 PM PDT
Updated:   03/12/2013 06:25:05 PM PDT

MARTINEZ -- A Contra Costa public employee union's demand for 12.75 percent higher wages has cost the county a chance to open and run a state health insurance exchange call center and the 205 jobs that went with it, top county officials said.
The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously rejected a state contract offer to run the call center, citing an impasse with American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 512.
Read more…. http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_22775993/contra-costa-loses-state-call-center-labor-dispute.