March 2021

Hazard pay updates

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Due to relentless advocacy by front-line workers, the County has shifted its stance on Hazard Pay from a hard “no” to “let’s negotiate.” Your bargaining team (pictured) is breaking through and making senior management consider union proposals.

Despite progress, management negotiators failed to make proposals of their own in the last two sessions. This is unacceptable. You can make the difference by taking these three actions:

  1. Sign the Hazard Pay petition today and forward it to everyone you know
  2. Sign up to participate in the Caravan for Hazard Pay on Monday, April 5
  3. Speak out at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, April 6

We have elected two new Supervisors and moved the County toward compensating us for the risks we take while serving the public, but there is much more to be done.

When we meet with County negotiators again Friday, we will be holding them accountable to their legal obligation to bargain with us in good faith. If they aren’t prepared to make a fair deal, we’ll be going back to the County Supervisors to make our voices heard.

After signing the petition, share this link with your coworkers, so they can demand the Board of Supervisors invest in front-line workers and the critical services we provide. Then sign up to participate in the Caravan on April 5 and speak at the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 6.

Working together and standing together, we will make the County respect us, protect us, and pay us.

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