SEIU 1021 members win big from Butte County to Solano County
SEIU 1021 members at the Superior Court of Butte County achieved a significant victory by campaigning and securing a $16,700 retention bonus. Jennifer L. Hunt, an official court reporter from Butte County, emphasized the importance of this achievement: “I work tirelessly to provide our county with the quality record its citizens deserve. We need additional reporters to support our efforts. That can only be accomplished with a competitive wage.”
The retention bonus serves as a recognition of the invaluable contribution court reporters make in ensuring accurate and reliable records of legal proceedings. By securing this bonus, SEIU 1021 made sure the court not only acknowledges the hard work and dedication of its employees but also addresses the pressing need for competitive compensation to attract and retain skilled court reporters.
The SEIU 1021 City of Suisun chapter has achieved a significant milestone by ratifying its successor memorandum of understanding (MOU), which includes equity adjustments resulting in raises ranging from 3% to 19%. Additionally, members will receive longevity bonuses at 5, 10, and 15 years, totaling 6%.
The MOU also secures hazard pay for encampment cleanup; improvements to bilingual, notary, and standby/callout pay; and other enhancements to the contract language. Importantly, the union successfully fought back a City-proposed concession concerning overtime calculations.
When we fight, we win!