Negotiations Over - Tentative Agreement Reached!
Table Team members of the six AFSCME locals - 34, 551,
1719, 2822, 2864 and 2938 – reached a tentative
agreement with the Employer Monday night, November 16th
around 10:00 p.m. We began the day at 8:00 a.m. with the
rally on the Public Service Level in the Government Center
with our negotiation session following at 9:00 a.m. We had
a number of proposals and counter-proposals between our
union folks and the Employer.
will receive a complete summary of the offer with all the
nuts and bolts via U.S. mail by the end of this week. The
contract vote is set for Thursday, 12/3/2015 at 18 sites
around the County – sites and times to be announced
to get to what you want to know, here is a "short
summary" of the agreement:
of contract: Three
years - 1/1/2016 -12/31/2018
remain in place all three years of the contract.
wage of $15.00 – means that all job classes with wages
of less than $15.00/hour now will increase to $15.00
wage adjustment - COLA
of wage range
raise for those in range
means that folks will see a raise of at least $.27
in 2017 and $.45 in 2018)
bottom steps for following job classes (Note: There are
currently no employees on these steps of the respective
Health Counselor - eliminate bottom 4 steps
Health Counselor, Sr. - eliminate bottom 4 steps
Support Officer - eliminate bottom 2 steps
Support Officer, Principal - eliminate bottom 2 steps
Health Worker - eliminate bottom 2 steps
Counselor - eliminate bottom 3 steps
Care Quality Improvement Specialist - eliminate bottom 2
- eliminate bottom 2 steps
Examiner Investigation Assistant - eliminate bottom 2
Examiner Technician - eliminate bottom 2 steps
Medical Services Coordinator - eliminate bottom 1 step
Clinical - eliminate bottom 4 steps
Worker, Psychiatric - eliminate bottom 3 steps
Processing Technician - eliminate bottom 2 steps
Specialist - eliminate bottom 4 steps
Coordinator - eliminate bottom 2 steps
bottom 2 steps
steps and move employees to new bottom step:
Worker - eliminate bottom 6 steps and move 23 employees to
step 7 (new 1st step).
Worker, Sr. - eliminate bottom 3 steps and move 15
employees to step 4 (new 1st step).
Analyst - eliminate bottom 5steps and move 10 employees to
step 6 (new 1st step).
Health Nurse - one additional step at the top (5%) in 2016
and one additional step at the top in (5%)in 2017.
Worker, Psychiatric, Sr. - one additional step (5%) at the
top in 2016 and eliminate the bottom step.
Officer - additional 2% to the top step in 2016;
additional 1% to the range in 2016 and drop the bottom
step in 2017.
Officer, Sr. - additional 2% to the top step in 2016;
additional 1% to the range in 2016; eliminate bottom 2
steps in 2016.
Center Representative - additional 2% to the top step in
2016 and eliminate bottom 3 steps in 2016.
Records Coordinator - additional 2% to the top step in
2016 and additional 2% to the range in 2016.
Service Representative - additional 2% to the top step in
2016 and eliminate bottom 2 steps in 2016.
Health Worker, Sr. - additional 1.5% to the top step in
2016 and elimination of the bottom 2 steps in 2016.
Assistant - additional 1.5% to the top step in 2016 and
elimination of the bottom 2 steps in 2016.
Worker, Child Protection - additional 1.5% to the top step
in 2016 and elimination of the bottom step in 2016 (this
will move 28 employees up to the new top step).
Nutritionist - additional 1.5% to the top step in 2016.
to Service Crew Leader - additional 1% to the top step in
Center Rep, Sr. - additional 1% to the top step in 2016.
Service Specialist - additional 1% to the top step in
have Meet & Confer language on a variety of issues
ranging from resources & tools to support workers in a
mobile & regionalized work environment to technology
changes and resulting impact to health care cost
containment to work week schedule to efficacy of the Child
Protection Induction unit to HSPHD work culture to HSR
series issues workload & performance standards.
have shift and weekend differential increases to bring
those amounts up to $1.00 /hour by 2017 except for those
that were already over $1.00/hour.
health insurance agreement is what you have seen reflected
in the open enrollment plan.
look for the complete summary in your mail box by the end
of this week. If you have moved recently, please send me
your new address so our records can be updated. If you
have updated APEX with this information, it should be sent
to the AFSCME Council 5 office.
you to all of you who have been wearing your green shirts
on Tuesdays, who attended the rallies and informational
pickets, who made phone calls to the Commissioners, who
worked on our EE&O Committee (kudos for all their
time, energy and hard work to pull everything off), who
helped with informational meetings, who attended County
Board meetings, who helped to craft our original proposal.
Your contributions helped to get us to this spot.
you to the Table Team members of Locals 552, 1719, 2722,
2864 and 2938. You did good work.
but most definitely not least, THANK YOU to Alex Erickson,
Brenda Louise, Kathy Kelly, Kenneth Garnier, Maggie
Keating and Tywanna Gray.
It has been a huge honor and privilege to serve
with you on our Local 34 Table Team. Your insights,
wisdom, counsel, ideas, suggestions and tough decision
making skills are so much appreciated by me. Our members
will all benefit from your efforts. Thank you, thank you,
free to share this with you coworkers.
you, Jean Diederich, President, AFSCME Local 34