Dateline 6-27-19 – Five women on Santa Maria yard crew were forced to repair a broken water main by digging a 4-foot hole in the packed dirt. Office Stratling, the supervisor, refused to let them wear gloves, even though the gloves were available. He told the women that he would give them disciplinary tickets if they didn’t keep on digging for 1-1/2 hours.

I am an eyewitness to my yard crew roommates’ blistered and bloody hands! T.M.