After nearly 7 months without a contract and a historic 10-day ULP (unfair labor practices) strike, 700 frontline Stanislaus County workers won a tentative agreement on January 16. The proposed contract includes substantial investments in the services we provide to the most vulnerable residents such as children, the elderly, veterans and the homeless. The new contract was approved by a vote of the membership on January 25, and will now be ratified by the board.
“Our members were at the forefront of these negotiations throughout. Our commitment and sacrifices to each other for the vital services we provide to our community are the sole reason why we have a tentative agreement that truly invests in our public services.”
– Kate Selover, Child Support Officer II & Stanislaus County Chapter President
Oakdale Leader: Stanislaus County, SEIU Local Reach Tentative Agreement
Fresno Superior Court members also began an indefinite ULP strike on January 15 over the unequal access to our justice system that residents face, as well as unfair labor practices committed by managers attempting to silence and intimidate us for speaking up. On January 22, following a historic five-day strike, we reached a tentative agreement that will now go to a vote by our membership before being ratified. The new contract approved by the membership on January 22 includes the restoration of a 40-hour work week for court reporters, healthcare increase coverages, and significant wage increases across the board.
“Our unrelenting commitment to standing up for ourselves and our community is the reason we have a tentative agreement which truly invests in increasing access to our justice system.”
– Denise Dedmon, Fresno Superior Court Reporter & SEIU 521 Chapter President