SMC court workers win $350K in back pay

San Mateo County Courts Workers
San Mateo County Superior Court workers will have a little more in their stockings this year.

SEIU 521 members have negotiated a $350,000 settlement related to imposed furlough days they were forced to take during court closures in 2009-2010.

Workers, along with our 521 Contract Enforcement Department, filed a charge with the Public Employment Relations Board in 2009 and the Court has now agreed to reimburse approximately 195 current SEIU members for seven of the 10 imposed furlough days.

Each worker’s reimbursement will be based on their pay rate during the furlough period.

“I’m ecstatic to be receiving this long, overdue back pay,” said Stacy Gaskill, Court Reporter. “This win is proof that as union members, when we stick together and participate in the process, the rewards can be huge.”

SEIU 521 Court Workers, such as Annette Ruiz-Vides, were instrumental in winning this back pay through their support and assistance at meetings and hearings.

Congratulations, San Mateo County Court Workers!

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