In-person ratification voting begins May 25 and continues to June 1. Online voting is from June 2 to June 6.
The final deadline to vote is at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 6.
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County of San Diego Tentative Agreements
- Three-year Memorandum of Agreement Proposal: AE, CL, FS, HS, MM, PR, PS, RN, SS and SW Units
- Article 4: Additional Top Step
- Aritcle 5: Bilingual Premium
- Work Premiums
- Article 8: Hard-Toe Shoes
- Human Services Specialist Premium
- Article 8: Insoles
- Article 5: Edgemoor Work Location Premium
- Polinsky Children’s Center Location Premium
- Article 5: Locked Facilities Premium
- Article 4: Night Shift Differential (PHN, LVN, CNA and OA)
- Article 5: Night Shift Differential
- Article 5: Non-Routine Shift Change Compensation
- Article 8: Rideshare
- Article 5: Rural Library Premium
- Sheriff’s Detentions Premium
- Article 5: Training Premium
- Uniform Allowance
- Article 10: Telework
- Collaborative Solutions Committee Meeting
- Article 3: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Terms of Agreement
Bargaining Team unanimously approves tentative agreement
Your Bargaining Team unanimously came to a tentative agreement with the County on May 19. The County heard our call for "More than 4!" and came in with an offer of 5 percent in the first year of across-the-board increases. Ratification will begin on Wednesday, May 25.
Other highlights include
- Year 1: 5 percent increase and $2000 one-time money, Year 2: 2.75 percent Increase and $600 Unfilled-Positions Stipend, Year 3: 2.75 percent
- Equity Increases for 80 percent of all SEIU represented employees and commitment to a new equity study in every contract
- Bumps for 10 classifications
- Step Increases for 14 classifications
- Bilingual Pay increase of 50 percent
- Uniform and Boot Allowance
- Location Premiums for Edgemoor and Polinsky
- Night Shift and Training Premium Increases
- Non-routine shift change payment
- Tier D Enhancement - longevity bump at 20 and 25 years
- Flex Increase of 5 percent to keep up with health care costs
- Teleworking rights and Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Collaborative Solutions Committee to address compaction, child care, county culture and more
To see details of how wage increases, equity and premiums will benefit you and those in your classification, follow this link to see the SEIU Classification Calculator.
What’s next? Stay tuned for a schedule of in-person and online opportunities to learn about the details of the contact and vote. The ratification meetings and voting process is expected to begin on Wednesday, May 25.
Remember, only members can vote to ratify the contract. Nonmembers can sign up with this form by following this link.
More bargaining information
- May 17 Bargaining Update
- Read details about the May 4 County counterproposal.
- Read details about the April 25 SEIU Bargaining Team proposal
- Read the results of the Equity Study that we forced the County to do
- Sign up for bargaining-related events
- Find out more about Bargaining Team Members
- Bargaining Team makes first steps toward a stronger contract
- Wear purple or use your Union online-meeting background to support San Diego County Bargaining and your Bargaining Team.
- Read the April 11 County of San Diego counter proposal
- Read the latest updates about bargaining
April 25 SEIU Bargaining Team proposal
Your Bargaining Team is continuing to support members by fighting for a great contract.
The April 25 SEIU Bargaining Team proposal includes
- Across-the-board wage increases each year: (8 percent first year, 7 percent second year, 6 percent third year)
- Equity increases: See how the equity-plus increases would impact your classification by following this link now.
- 5 percent flex-credit increases each year to minimize out-of-pocket health care costs
- Addressing Tier D by adding a pensionable longevity bump of up to 10 percent for Tier D recipients with more than 10 years of County service.
- Additional step increases for classifications with retention issues, additional reimbursements and premiums for many classifications and more.
The Equity Study was performed by Koff and Associates, independently from SEIU and the County of San Diego.
The Equity Study shows that we are underpaid. Adjusted for Cost of Labor, overall average base salary market results are 7.3 percent below median for the 13 counties we were compared against.
San Diego County bargaining-related events
- The SEIU Local 221 Power Builder Program is a paid training and union-building opportunity available only to SEIU Local 221 members who exemplify the qualities of leadership. Find out more and sign up now
- Schedule of meetings is here.
If you have questions, contact your organizer-representative, email CountyContract@seiu221.org or call (858) 560-0151.
Bargaining Team members
Congratulations to the new members of our Bargaining Team! The Bargaining Team election had record participation, which shows how engaged we are to fight for our new contract.
AE Joseph Burkett
AE Darcy Salzl
CL Geraldine Brown
CL Cierra Gant
CL Brian Lafferty
CL Izabela Mazurek
CL Sandra Obledo
FS Robyn Booker
FS Joseph Moore
HS Zonyea Avery
HS Adelita Jasso
HS Sarah Johnson
MM Kathy Griffee
MM George Morris
MM Rachel Randolph
PR Anabelle Llana
PR Leslie Masland
PS Robin Cohen
PS Avery Wear
RN Michelle Davis
RN Selena Falk
RN Augustin Rucobo
SS Candis Baptiste
SS Karen Hockensmith
SW Marissa Bell
SW Karla Gonzalez
SW Timothy Macedo
SW Natalie Merritt
SW Drucilla Willis
SW Nathan Wollmann
Bargaining Team members will represent us, San Diego County employees, to make sure that we get a contract that recognizes our hard work during this unprecedented health crisis and have the tools we need to continue serving San Diego communities. Our power to win a strong contract depends on our strength at every worksite, and our participating in contract meetings and action will help us win. So please sign up now to meet our Bargaining Team and discuss our plan to win.
First steps for a stronger contract
Our Bargaining Team brought forward shared values, and, for the first time, County Senior Management and executives have agreed to them.
This is a great first step for a strong contract for County staff and the communities we serve.
Below are the six shared values, agreed on by our Union and County management:
1) Equity pay Equity by gender and for those historically left behind. Equity minded salary adjustments, prioritizing lowest paid employees and positions hard to fill and equity for all classifications. Salary increases to keep up with the cost of living and to support efforts to reverse poverty.
2) Recruitment and retention Total compensation that ensures recruitment and retention. Creative work environment solutions that respond to ever changing conditions.
3) Benefits Just and fair benefits with options that ensure wellness and advancement.
4) Culture Committed to safe and harassment free work environment. Create respectful and innovative workplace with growth and development opportunities.
5) Finance and long-term planning Long-term fiscal health of County and healthy pension system that acknowledges public service. Balancing investment in the workforce with continued exceptional service delivery. Equity for underserved communities.
6) Partnership between the County and SEIU Local 221 Union Negotiations shall strengthen the relationships between the County and employees. Mutual interest and obligation to maintain friendly cooperation and bargain towards same goals. Inclusive and transparent labor relations.