SEIU 1021

We Have Reached A Tentative Agreement

SEIU 1021 Members at the City of Richmond Rally Outside City Hall to Win a Fair Contract

Dear City of Richmond Co-workers:

The elected Bargaining Team has reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) for our full contract.  Below is the TA ratification schedule. Our Bargaining Team recommends a ‘YES’ vote.  More details on the TA will be shared soon.  Our Bargaining Team recommends a ‘YES’ vote.

2021 City of Richmond Workers’ Ratification Schedule 

  • Wednesday, September 1st 2021
    Where: Jailers (1701 Regatta Blvd) (If you do not work @ the Regatta location and plan to vote there, you must check in at the front desk, get a name tag and call Amanda Leguax to let you in the voting room @ 415-525-2002)
    Time: 6am to 4pm 
    Location: Admin 1 Conference Room
  • Thursday, September 2nd 2021
    Where:  Dispatchers Center off of Nevin
    Time: 5:30am to 6:30am
    Location:  In the breakroom @ the COR Dispatch Center
  • Wednesday & Thursday, September 1st & 2nd 2021
    Where:  Outside the Richmond City Hall Plaza
    Time: 7:00am to 6:00pm 

    Ballot count on 9/2/21 following at 6:00 outside the Richmond City Hall Plaza.

The agreement includes a bonus of $3,800 after contract ratification and approval by City Council, and brings our workers their first cost of living adjustments (COLAs) since 2015

Highlights of the New Economic Issue Tentative Agreement

  • Bonus of $3,800 paid within two pay periods after City Council approves the contract
  • Three years of raises totaling a 13% increase:
    • 5% effective January 1, 2023
    • 4% effective January 1, 2024
    • 4% effective January 1, 2025
  • Agreement to reopen the contract to discuss wage increases after the City’s classification and compensation study is completed
  • Starting January 1, 2024, workers will begin paying into their retiree medical benefit. This will be a tiered contribution based on the wage of Step 2 for each worker’s classification:
    • Tier 1: $60,000 or less at Step 2 will pay $50 per month
    • Tier 2: Between $60,001 and $80,000 at Step 2 will pay $75 per month
    • Tier 3: Over $80,001 at Step 2 will pay $100 per month
    • Part-time workers will pay on a pro-rated basis, depending on the hours they work

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