Some 160 health and pension plan customer service representatives and support staff have voted to authorize a strike against the Associated Third Party Administrators (ATPA), located in Alameda, California, and Contra Costa County, unless the company offers a viable union pension plan, the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) announced Wednesday.

The employees taking the strike action are members of Local Unions 29 and 3 of the OPEIU, AFL-CIO. 

"At the request of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, the unions and APTA will be returning to the bargaining table," said Local 29 President/Business Manager Tamara Rubyn.

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