A five day strike is underway by a union representing more than 300 employees of Siskiyou County. The union began picketing at the County Administrative Office Monday with messages including “more work, less pay, no way” and “the 80’s called, they want their salary back”, according to the Siskiyou Daily News. The county has offered a salary increase across-the-board of 4.75% but union representatives say they want a 5% raise, and they want it to be retroactive to last July. Pay was cut in 2011 because of the effects of the recession, while workload has steadily increased. The bigger issue, according to the union, is more comprehensive health care and that’s the major point of disagreement. The strike, which continues through Friday, does not include about 40 workers considered essential to public welfare.