Budget negotiations are coming up. Here’s what SEIU 1021 members need to know
The incredible work we did last year to help pass Prop F and other revenue measures have paid off. The Controller’s Office released its budget outlook memo and there will be no wage delays for City and County of San Francisco workers in 2021.
This means workers will receive the .5% on June 30, 2021 and a 3% increase effective July 1, 2021. Remember, management does not give us these raises out of the goodness of their hearts. The only reason we are receiving them is because we fought during our last round of negotiations to guarantee these increases.
Additionally, the work SEIU members in northern California and across the country did to advocate that Congress pass the American Rescue Plan, which will bring $636 million in direct aid to the City, was instrumental. San Francisco will continue to have a significant budget reserve of over $1 billion.
There are significant issues still to be addressed in the budget this year such as addressing the abuse of temporary workers and non-profit wages. At last month’s 1021 SF Regional meeting, Budget Chair Matt Haney committed to supporting San Francisco’s workers.
The projections incorporate a host of revenues approved in the November 2020 election, including an increase to transfer tax rates (Prop I), overhaul of business taxes (Prop F), and establishment of a new tax on executive compensation (Prop L).
Through hard work and advocacy, we are getting our public services funded. Our raises allow us to continue serving the needs of our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Our support for these revenue measures played a huge role in accomplishing this victory!
June 1 – Mayor’s Proposed Budget announced
June – Board of Supervisors Hearings
July – Final budget approved