Tulare County workers have a simple demand for the Board of Supervisors: Keep your promise.
About 75 SEIU 521 members and supportive members of other unions came out to rally Monday, July 25, for honest and honorable bargaining.
The workers agreed two years ago to go without merit increases for two years as a way to help the county through rough times. The contract that expires next week says the workers will get that money as soon as it’s done.
This year, the Tulare County workers asked for nothing new. They’ll still take furloughs, still get no COLAs, still get no flex promotions. They asked for nothing but a kept promise.
That was too much for Tulare County, who pulled out of bargaining and will consider imposing a contract on Tuesday.