We reached a tentative agreement on Monday, July 22nd, for a new 2-year contract with the City of Chula Vista. Your SEIU Local 221/CVEA Negotiating Committee is unanimously recommending that members vote YES and approve the new agreement.
While the agreement is not perfect, we made progress toward our main goals in negotiations:
– Raises, Not 1-Time Bonuses: There are two wage increases in the first year of the contract for every CVEA-represented worker. These are the first real raises since 2008. In the second year, there is a contract re-opener specifically to negotiate additional increases.
– No Concessions: The City will contribute 50% of the average premium increases into the Flex Benefit for all tiers of coverage. The City withdrew all other proposals to take benefits or rights away (e.g., floating holiday, career advancement, and compensatory overtime).
– Work Jointly on Quality Workforce Program: The City agreed to meet with us beginning in September to work on the Compensation Component to make sure our voice is heard and our concerns are addressed.
Most importantly, the City of Chula Vista management and City Council know who we are and that we will no longer be silent and invisible. Our members stepped up by signing petitions, attending Council meetings, wearing buttons, and rallying. We can’t stop now, we must continue forward to make sure that SEIU Local 221/CVEA is a strong, effective Union that stands up for workers and the community we serve.
Every worker needs to attend a ratification meeting and vote on the new contract.
Thursday, August 1st
3:45 p.m. at the Public Works Lunchroom
5:15 p.m. at the Chula Vista Central Library
Each meeting will last about one hour and then we will vote on the contract.
County of San Diego employees have declared IMPASSE. Employees received a package proposal that offered NO WAGE INCREASES for all 9,500 employees, and the bargaining team unanimously rejected the offer.
SEIU Local 221 Last, Best, and Final Offer
County of San Diego Last, Best, and Final Offer
Next Step: We will move forward into the fact-finding procedure and continue to work towards a real wage increase for County employees.
The Steward of the Year Award will recognize Stewards from each division of the Local. Any Steward, regardless of their position, can be nominated for this award. Nominees should demonstrate their commitment to the Membership and Union by having worked in any committees within the Local, or community events that support the Labor movement.
The winners will be chosen by the Local 221 Executive Board based on nominations from fellow Stewards and statistical information gathered from the Local. To assist the committee in selecting the best candidate, please give specific examples.
Mama’s Pantry, a service of Mama’s Kitchen, provides a nutritional shopping opportunity at no cost for men, women and children of San Diego County affected by HIV/AIDS.
You can help by purchasing one or more items from our wish list, and dropping it in our barrel located in the lobby of SEIU Local 221, by August 1st 2013.
Canned Tuna Fish
Jar of Peanut Butter
Jar of Jelly
Bottle of Cooking Oil
Small Box of Dry Milk
Box of Cereal
Thank you for your donations!
This year County employees and the community are uniting for a better San Diego for all. We are loud and proud to be public employees, gay and not gay, and we are ready to fight for what is right in our community. Join us!
The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade is the 4th largest in the United States, attracting over 200,000 cheering spectators, supportive organizations, businesses, and significant media participation.
The parade begins on University Avenue and Normal Street, proceeds west on University Avenue to 6th Avenue, turns south on 6th Avenue, ending at Balboa Drive and Upas Street.