Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Talk of the Bay with Chris Krohn, December 7, 2021: Strikes and Summits

Strikes and Summits

Talk of the Bay, Tuesday, December 7

Part I: To Strike, or Not to Strike, Will County Workers go for Broke?

Part II: Are Climate Activists Frustrated after the Glasgow Climate Summit?


Will 1400 county workers represented by the Service Employees International Union 521 be going on strike? A list of demands was presented to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors at their meeting this morning. One unusual demand was that the county lower their overall carbon footprint and have a plan to go carbon neutral. Veronica Velazquez is president of SEIU, local 521 and works for the county. She will be joining host Chris Krohn for an update on this breaking news story today…is a strike imminent?

On the second half, Santa Cruz resident Becca Richey has just returned from the Cop26 Climate Summit in Glasgow Scotland. She’s a member of the group, “Climate Clock,” which seeks to ramp up the pressure on world leaders to respond to the climate crisis. Find out what she learned in Scotland and if climate activists are making any headway on the ultimate goal of  trying to limit future warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

Today on Talk of the Bay at 5 PM.