We represent nearly 215 workers at City of Salinas.
City of Salinas SMEA Chapter Elections for the 2018-2019 calendar year
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Less than 2 months after negotiating new contracts with city workers, the Salinas City Council is already breaching the terms of our labor contracts! Last April, SEIU Local 521 successfully won new contract language that guarantees workers will have access to a neutral hearing officer on the Grievance Board if they are ever disciplined for alleged misconduct. Now the city attorney’s office is falsely claiming the new language does not apply to discipline cases, which left us with little choice but to file these grievances.
Simply put, the city attorney’s office is trying to rig the system, because they would prefer to select a partisan hearing officer for the Grievance Board who will rubber-stamp any wrongful discipline imposed by management. It’s a pathetic legal maneuver by the city attorney’s office because they are scared of workers having any rights under a labor contract.
Members of our negotiating team are scheduled to meet with management on Tuesday, June 27 to discuss resolving our grievances. Watch this space for updates.
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Co-President: Randy Casey
Co-President: Kathy Wilson
Sergeant-at-Arms: Daniela Debaca
President: Ray Montemayor
President: John Sorensen
Vice President: Don Gullion
Supervisory Blue Collar:
Kristen Parker (Dev/Permit Services)
Daniela Debaca (Dev/Permit Services)
Robert Dennehy (Library)
John Falkenberg (Dev/Permit Services)
Betty Wilder (Police)
Maria Orozco (Community Development)
Rony Musones (Fire)
Esmeralda Alvarez (Library)
Raymond Montemayor (Maintenance Services)
Victor Baez (Maintenance Services)
Julian Vasquez (Maintenance Services)
Ramon Herrera (Maintenance Services)
Alex Brambila (Maintenance Services)
John Sorensen (Maintenance Services)
Donald Gullion (Maintenance Services)
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