Some Yale employees hauled away by New Haven police
Dozens of Yale University employees were arrested Friday as nearly 4,000 protested in the streets, blocking several intersections and forcing hundreds of police into the streets, some in riot gear.University service and clerical workers on strike are seeking better pay and pensions. The employees are upset about the breakdown in contract negotiations with the university. Friday is the third day locals 34 and 35 have been on strike, but they've been without a contract for nearly two years. One of the larger issues is pensions. One union member tells News 12 Connecticut that even though he's been at Yale for 27 years, his pension works out to about a $1,000 per month.New Haven Mayor John DeStefano stepped in and said there are going to be meetings sometime over the weekend involving both sides in the Yale strike.