Posted: Mar 23, 2012 10:21 AM by Greg Boyce
DENVER (AP) - Eight barbers at an Air Force base outside Denver say their private employer wants them to take a cut on their paychecks, so they're on strike.
The barbers set up a picket line Thursday outside Buckley Air Force Base. They say Gino Morena Enterprises wants to shave their commissions even though the company is profitable.
The San Francisco-based company didn't immediately return a phone call.
The barber shop is still open. Mark Belkin of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 says one barber stayed on the job and managers are also giving haircuts.
Belkin says the barbers earn between $12,000 and $32,000 a year, depending on whether they work full- or part-time.
Buckley has only one barber shop. Workers at a separate beauty shop aren't involved in the strike.