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.
Standing by our proposals
By TRACEY CARTER
SEIU LOCAL 221 COUNTY CHAPTER PRESIDENT
On Thursday, May 11, your SEIU Local 221 bargaining team met with County representatives. The County is refusing to negotiate and make a counter offer. Instead representatives are taking our proposal and applying it to the large County workforce and costing it out over five years. They then use that number to say that our proposals are “out of touch with reality.”
We stand by our proposal to match the Board of Supervisors with a 6.25 percent increase. We also propose equity increases to make San Diego County the top tier of six Southern California Counties. Our health care proposal is a seven percent increase and covering the of cost two people on the Kaiser plan. We are also proposing keeping the current pension and adding a 401(k) match.
We must stand together, stand strong, and everyone must participate
Voice of San Diego reports on Invest in San Diego Families
“We’re not about just us, we’re about our community,” said Gerrell Howard, a county social worker who is part of the union’s negotiating team.
Howard said that social workers get blamed for providing bad service. That isn’t the social workers’ fault, she said, but the Board of Supervisors’ for not hiring enough staff. To fix the problem, the county needs to expand its social services net in a big way, Howard said.