Th Port of Oakland (Xan West)

OAKLAND (BCN) Port workers who say they have gone 16 months without a new  contract plan to go on strike Monday and Tuesday in Oakland.

The Service Employees International Union 1021 has announced plans  for a 24-hour strike starting Monday at 9 p.m.

The strike will kick off Monday night at Oakland International  Airport’s Terminal 1 at 9 p.m.

On Tuesday, picketers will target both the airport and the port.

The strike comes at a time when port officials are already under  scrutiny.

Port of Oakland Executive Director Omar Benjamin announced his  retirement last week following an investigation into alleged improper  expenditures, including public money spent at a strip club in Houston, Texas.

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