Aramark workers vote 83 percent to strike

Abbott St. was again shut down Saturday as Aramark workers at GM Place rotated through a large tent set up to allow balloting on proposed job action. The result: an 83 percent strike mandate.  The turnout was nearly 100 percent of the more than 500 called to work Saturday’s Canucks Game with San Jose Sharks.

The day before the vote, Aramark promised action before next season on a new women’s locker room, a big issue in the negotiations. No deadline has been set for job action. Access to 2010 Games work, wages and benefits remain issues at the table.