Workers urge supervisors to put community first, invest in quality services and cutting-edge workforce
Hundreds of Santa Cruz County workers and community leaders rallied in Watsonville and Santa Cruz Sept. 5 calling on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors to put community first and reinvest in quality public services and a cutting-edge workforce.
The economy is recovering and Santa Cruz County is once again gaining economic strength, yet many families are still struggling. We need to invest in services that families rely on.
Workers have made sacrifices to maintain services since 2008, including wage freezes, furloughs, layoffs, and cuts to retirement and medical benefits. After years of cuts many workers are actually earning less now than in 2008. In turn, county services have also been impacted by vast cuts.
Now the county has a chance to turn things around by investing in a cutting-edge workforce and strengthening our core public services.
Media coverage:Santa Cruz Sentinel, Sept. 5
What’s next for Santa Cruz County workers?
Remember to Purple Up! everyday!
Please call the Bargaining Hotline regularly – (831) 824-9270
Please send an email to your Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors and let them know what five years of reduced and increased costs have meant for you and your family.