Kern County Bargaining Update – July 10

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Together We Rise
Our bargaining team signed off on three Tentative Agreements for language –  a further sign that we are communicating and trying to work collaboratively to address worker issues that impact our ability to provide quality public services.
Click here for the TAs.

We also presented another set of non-economic proposals that matter to workers across Kern County. We have staff shortages and increased public demand in all departments and it’s time to address these issues. We proposed a workload article that ensures members have a process to address workload issues that are bringing down morale, impacting employee health and scapegoating employees with unjust discipline.
Click here for the Union proposals.

The County also countered some of our proposals, which is a good sign they are trying to address the issues workers are facing, including the ability to request a 4/10 or 9/80 schedule. Our team will be reviewing these proposals before we bargain again on Wednesday, July 19, and preparing counter-proposals in the hopes of reaching agreement on these articles.
Click here for the County proposals.


Next bargaining session on Wednesday, July 19 – PURPLE UP!

Our team will bargain again on July 19 and we will present a majority of our economic proposals. Members have been loud and clear – it’s time to invest in the County workforce after 10 years of ZERO wage increases. Together we can Rise Up for Kern County and it starts with us – Purple Up to support our bargaining team.

CATs will be meeting July 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Union Hall. Join us to get the latest updates and prepare for the next phase of our plan to win.


We will be bargaining on Mondays and Wednesdays so show your Union pride and support for our bargaining team by PURPLING UP and wearing your Union shirts, hats and posting your campaign posters on your desk.

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