July 22, 2014

CVEA Agreement Reached!

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Your bargaining team reached a tentative agreement on Tuesday, July 15th with Chula Vista management for an immediate wage increase! The team voted unanimously to recommend a YES vote by the membership.

A RAISE, not a one-time stipend: CVEA/SEIU employees will receive a 2% wage increase that will be retroactive to June 27, 2014. When negotiations began last March, the City offered CVEA/SEIU employees a $500 one-time stipend, with NO wage increases. The bargaining team flatly rejected this offer and told management to come back to the table with REAL increases.

Most importantly, our members took action by emailing councilmembers, leaving voicemails, wearing union buttons, and attending council meetings to remind our elected officials that we are valuable and it is time our paychecks reflect our worth! This is a good start leading into full contract negotiations that will begin early next year.

NEXT STEPS: EVERY WORKER NEEDS TO ATTEND A RATIFICATION MEETING AND VOTE ON THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

Informational Meetings:

Wednesday, July 23

3:45 – 4:30 PM: Public Works Large Conference Room (1800 Maxwell Road)

Thursday, July 24

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: City Hall, Building C, Rooms B111-B112 (276 Fourth Avenue)

2:00 – 2:30 PM: Animal Care Facility (130 Beyer Way)

 

VOTE TO RATIFY TENTATIVE AGREEMENT:

Wednesday, July 30

11:00 AM – 1:00PM Chula Vista Police Department Community Room

3:45 – 4:30 PM: Public Works Large Conference Room (1800 Maxwell Road)

 

For more information, contact Mark Leo, Worksite Organizer, at mark.leo@seiu221.org or (619) 992-4243. To download this flyer, click here.

 

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