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Bargaining Update – September 26

We met with management for our latest bargaining session on September 26.

Management presented some new responses to our proposals on the following:

  • Expanding involuntary transfer protections and including aquatics and landscape in the protections that other departments have
  • Creating a fair and transparent promotions process
  • Adjusting qualifications for certain positions to allow significant job experience to qualify you if you don’t have a degree
  • Remote work policy

The committee is working on responses to these counter-proposals, but we were glad to see some productive discussion on these issues today. The District has not yet presented responses to our proposals on wages and benefits but said their goal is to present them in the next bargaining session on October 5.

  • Submit a picture and quote here to share what you’re fighting for in this contract.
  • RSVP to observe an upcoming bargaining session, including next Thursday, October 5, 10am-5pm at SEIU Local 73, 300 S. Ashland Ave (you must be off the clock) – full dates, times, and locations are listed on the RSVP link. 
  • Join the Contract Action Team (CAT), if you haven’t yet, to be a point person for your work location to engage coworkers in member actions. Contact your rep if you want to be on the CAT. 

Upcoming Member Meetings

Membership Meeting – Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 PM on Zoom

Aquatics Meeting – Monday, September 18 at 6:30 PM on Zoom

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