Walk in our shoes
Kern County workers challenge Board of Supervisors to ‘walk a day’ in our shoes
Kern County supervisors are exploring “departmental reorganization” and “cost-saving efficiencies.”
What does this mean? It means privatizing our public library system and doing away with employment protections. The reaction from SEIU Local 521 members and the public was swift and strong. We packed the board chamber on March 10, reminding county leaders that we are here as their partners and only together can we build a stronger community for Kern County.
Our strong public action did help bring some progress at the table! Our Bargaining Team met with the county on March 11 and reports reaching a Tentative Agreement on the following:
Financial Hardships—More members will be eligible to apply for financial hardship.
Continuing Education—County agrees to provide certified training (CEU).
However, on major economic issues, the county continues to propose cutting VACATION ACCRUALS and SICK LEAVE and PRIVATIZING LIBRARY SERVICES.
Let’s keep building momentum at the worksite and show that we are determined to win a fair contract that puts the Community First!
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