Update: More important news about the contract
Furlough smoothing, paycheck changes, and summary of contract agreement
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Aug. 9 to approve our contract agreement with the county. Click on the link to get the summary of contract agreement, the PowerPoint presentation on voting day that explains how the 10 furlough days work, and further clarification on August 12 and 26 paychecks.
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The Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday to officially approve the agreement.
Here is official statement from the Board of Supervisors, issued in press release:
“Our employees demanded that we listen, that we work with them to come up with creative and effective ways to deal with the hardship of budget cuts. We listened, and they have responded with a new contract that utilizes thoughtful solutions to deal with the sacrifices of these difficult times we are living in. They are to be commended for that and they will be remembered in the future for having carried a difficult burden when the county most needed their help.”
What our members said about the contract:
“I had friends on the Negotiating Team and they worked really hard to make the cuts better for us, so it wouldn’t hurt so much. Our team did a very good job!” – Ruben Sandoval, Stock Clerk Specialist, Valley Medical Center
“It could have been much worse. All the actions we did, the Unity Breaks… It was awesome. It spoke for us. We stood together as brothers and sisters.” – Leticia Tafoya, Eligibility Worker, Social Services
“I’m glad it’s over, some things had to be given. It’s so much better than it could have been . The cuts are going to hurt but it could have be a lot more.” – Janice Fanara, Board Clerk II, Clerk of the Board Office
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