Buckley barbers go on strike

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Some military personnel at Buckley Air Force Base outside Denver may have to go elsewhere for their buzz cuts because eight of the nine barbers at the base are on strike against the private company they work for.

The barbers began walking a picket line outside a base entrance on Thursday, saying Gino Morena Enterprises wants to cut their commissions at a time when the company is profitable.

The San Francisco-based company didn’t immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

Mark Belkin, a spokesman for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, 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.