After 1090 Days Castlewood Workers Win an Amazing Victory!

It’s over! When their contract expired in February of 2010, Castlewood Country Club – a playground for the wealthy in Pleasanton, CA, one of the wealthiest burbs in the Bay Area – decided to lock out their food service workers rather than negotiate in good faith. Today, after three years of picketing, organizing by Unite Here Local 2850, court hearings, favorable court decisions and finally negotiations, the Castlewood workers have clinched an amazing victory. For three years, we’ve been looking forward to the day we could make this announcement: Castlewood … Continued


VICTORY! Two Years, Seven Months, And 21 Days Later, the Castlewood Lockout is Over.

Workers locked out of the Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton, California since February 25th, 2010 will be able to return to their jobs — and health care coverage — on October 16th. A month ago a federal judge, finding that Castlewood Country Club had engaged in unfair labor practices and failure to negotiate in good faith, ordered the Castlewood workers reinstated with back pay, giving Castlewood management a month to appeal. Choosing not to appeal, management asked for and was granted additional time to negotiate a settlement with the workers … Continued