For the past two days, we have been in intense negotiations with the County. Their proposal from Oct. 17 finally put some money on the table where employees would see a reprieve from healthcare premiums for one pay period in December 2017. This would be money in our pocket ranging from zero to $231 depending on our your contribution. This does nothing for many working families and doesn’t invest in public services. SEIU members at our General Membership Meeting said clearly – THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Our counter-proposal for wages, winter recess, and term of the agreement is a package proposal which means that if the County rejects our proposal for a two-year agreement with wage increases of 2% each year, our previous proposal from Aug. 28 where we proposed 3% each year for two years remains as our last proposal. Our team is looking to reach an agreement that puts money in the pockets of members to begin a recovery after 8 years of concessions and zero wage increases.
Child Support Department is ready to fight for a dignified contract for our families. Join them for an Informational Unfair Labor Practice Picket during their lunch time to stand in solidarity together and fight for a contract NOW!
WHEN: Nov. 8, 2017
TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during employee’s lunch hour
WHERE: 1300 18th Street, Bakersfield
RSVP here for lunch orders: BF.RSVP@seiu521.org or call (661) 321-4161
UNITED WE BARGAIN – DIVIDED WE BEG
CAT meeting happening on Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. to plan next steps and worksite meetings coming to your area. Stay connected and get involved so we can win a fair contract together.