Over the past 6+ months, ESC Local 20 members at the County of Sonoma took action for a fair contract and we won!  Our Informational Picketing, Board of Supervisors actions, Blue Tuesdays, Sticker Up Days, unity coffee breaks, and other actions gave the bargaining team the power it needed to bring home a strong Tentative Agreement.

Some highlights include:

  • $2,681 lump sum for all employees effective with the pay period that begins November 6, 2018
  • $1,437 lump sum for AODS Counselors, Biostatisticians, Health Information Nutritionists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Public Health Microbiologists, and Senior Client Support Specialists, disbursed in two payments of $718.50 each, on November 28, 2018 and July 24, 2019.
    • New Classification and Compensation Review Committee to further review market equity issues for the above classifications in preparations for the next contract negotiations
  • UFP will end December 31, 2018, equating to an ongoing 2.13% wage increase, and 24 extra one-time holiday hours to ensure everyone gets their full amount
  • New Cesar Chavez Holiday on March 31 every year
  • Increased employer contribution to healthcare costs
  • Dental premium “holiday” for 4 months, from February – June 2019
  • Reimbursement of renewal costs of required licenses and certifications
  • Increased amount and automatic annual reimbursement for required safety shoes/boots

The Bargaining Team Unanimously Recommends a “YES” Vote!

Full details of the Tentative Agreement, Ratification Meetings, and Voting Process


Pre-Ratification Membership Meetings with Members of the Bargaining Team:

October 2: City View Room, 625 5th Street

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (dinner provided)

 

October 3: The Lakes, 2245 Challenger Way Conference Room

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (dinner provided)

 

October 8: The Lakes, 2225 Challenger Way (CSU Conference Room)

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (dinner provided)

 

October 9:

Mary’s Pizza on 4th Street

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

City View Room, 625 5th Street

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (dinner provided)