Mission Bay Park
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109
The County refused to meet with our full bargaining team. Our team voted to bargain in protest, by agreeing to negotiate with the County in a third room. Therefore, we will be able to meet under protest without our full bargaining team.
The County can afford more
By TRACEY CARTER
SEIU LOCAL 221 COUNTY CHAPTER PRESIDENT
On Tuesday, May 9, your SEIU Local 221 bargaining team met with County representatives.
The SEIU Local 221 team asked about the County’s proposals, including the proposed Tier D pension reduction for new members. The County said that Tier D is designed to address the “pension crisis” and will save money 18 to 20 years from now. The County couldn’t provide an estimate of how much money would be saved.
The County representatives also said that they chose a 3 percent wage increase and then 2 percent increases because it is, “What the County can afford,” and “It is fair.”
We know that the County can afford more and this offer is not fair. That is why we must all stand together and be unified, including participating in the actions listed below.
The SEIU Local 221 team also explained that with 70 percent of the employees in its groups earn less than $30 an hour. The County needs to cover the costs of health care for our members who have children.
We must stand together, stand strong, and everyone must participate