The County Says We’re Not a Priority
It's Time to Change That
Our Union Coalition Bargaining Team, representing 9 Unions and
6000 + County employees, met with the County management team the
morning of Friday May 13th. The County’s negotiators continue to
keep an outrageous proposal on the table, a “poison pill”
proposal that will take money away from our general wage
increases if we bargain over anything economic at our local union
bargaining table. The County only moved 1% in wage increases in
the last year of the contract from 3% to 4%. They did offer a
one-time $2,000.00 pandemic relief payment, but it was unclear
who would receive it. Contra Costa County employees earn less
than workers in EVERY other county in the Bay Area. Our coalition
proposal is fair, justified, and necessary to solve the county’s
staffing and services crisis.
We’re going back to the table on Friday, May 20, and we need the County’s team to see that we’re fully unified as a coalition and not willing to accept their lowball proposals that will keep us understaffed and unable to serve our communities. Please make time to attend your local worksite rally so management will see that it’s time to make us their priority!