Employee compensation deal reached; ratification Wednesday

Agreement over pay reduction reached; includes flexible time off, outsourcing reductions – Members to vote on ratification Wednesday

As first announced this weekend, Local 1000 has reached an agreement with the governor over the terms of a temporary compensation compromise. The side letter agreement allows the state to cut costs while ensuring flexibility for time off and initiates a strong, new process to stop outsourcing state jobs.

“Local 1000 chose to negotiate with the governor rather than be subject to imposed furloughs. We achieved important solutions that went beyond a pay reduction: elimination of student assistants and non-mission critical retired annuitants, and the creation of an outsourcing task force that will identify and reduce or eliminate wasteful private vendor contracts. This would never have been possible had we not sat down to negotiate with the governor.”

Members will vote on ratification

Members are encouraged to participate in a ratification vote this Wednesday, June 27, from 7 a.m until 7 p.m. You must be a Local 1000 member to cast your vote – membership applications will be available at the polling places.

Nearly 100 polling places are being set up throughout California in an effort to let members vote on the agreement at a polling place within 10 miles of your workplace.

Click here to search for the polling place nearest you >>

Although a side letter agreement does not require ratification by the membership, the elected bargaining team feels that front line Local 1000 members should have the opportunity to weigh in on the agreement. The results of the vote will be announced on Monday, July 2.

Highlights of the agreement

  • The salary of Local 1000-represented employees would be reduced by 4.62 percent for 12 months, ending July 1, 2013.
  • Employees receive eight hours time off per month, taken at the employee’s discretion in the same month it is earned.
  • All our other benefits and worker protections in our contract remain the same, including a 3 percent raise for employees at the top step on July 1, 2013.
  • There is no impact on our pension plan.
  • Student assistants and non-mission critical retired annuitants will be eliminated.
  • Student assistants and non-mission critical retired annuitants will not be hired while PLP 2012 is in effect.
  • A new outsourcing task force will be created to identify and reduce or eliminate wasteful private vendor contracts.

Resources to learn more about the agreement and ratification

FIND A POLLING LOCATION NEAR YOU…

Avenal – Ratification Polling Location

Jun 27, 2012 11:00 AM PDT

Avenal – Ratification Polling Location (Avenal, CA)

Corner of N. Park Ave & Monterey Avenal, CA 93204 Location Name: Floyd Rice Park Avenal Ratification Polling Location

Coalinga – Ratification Polling Locations

Jun 27, 2012 7:00 AM PDT

Coalinga – Ratification Polling Locations (Coalinga, CA)

355 Monroe St Coalinga, CA 93210 Location Name: Keck Park Coalinga Ratification Polling Locations

Fresno – Ratification Polling Locations

Jun 27, 2012 7:00 AM PDT

Fresno – Ratification Polling Locations (Fresno, CA)

6741 N Willow Ave Fresno, CA 93725 Location Name: SEIU Local 1000 Fresno Ratification Polling Locations

Porterville – Ratification Polling Location

Jun 27, 2012 7:00 AM PDT

Porterville – Ratification Polling Location (Porterville, CA)

12 South Main Street Porterville, CA 93257 Location Name: Starbucks Porterville Ratification Polling Location

1000 Ratification Polling

Delano – Ratification Polling Locations

Jun 27, 2012 7:00 AM PDT

Delano – Ratification Polling Locations (Delano, CA)

110 Lexington St Delano, CA 93215 Location Name: Delano Memorial Park Delano Ratification Polling Locations

1000 Ratification Polling

Corcoran – Ratification Polling Location

Jun 27, 2012 7:00 AM PDT

Corcoran – Ratification Polling Location (Corcoran, CA)

Dairy and Whitley Ave Corcoran, CA 93212 Location Name: Burnham Smith Park Corcoran Ratification Polling Location

1000 Ratification Polling

Hanford – Ratification Polling Locations

Jun 27, 2012 7:00 AM PDT

Hanford – Ratification Polling Location (Hanford, CA)

1050 Lacey Blvd. Hanford, CA 93230 Location Name: Kings County Bowl (Glass room) Hanford Ratification Polling Location

1000 Ratification Polling

Wasco – Ratification Polling Locations

Jun 27, 2012 7:00 AM PDT

Wasco – Ratification Polling Locations (Wasco, CA)

2424 7th Street Wasco, CA 93280 Location Name: Wasco Fire Department Wasco Ratification Polling Locations

1000 Ratification Polling

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