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  • Published on April 16, 2019

    On April 8, 2019, the County of Sonoma and ESC met for their 15th bargaining session.  The County responded to ESC proposals, and the parties discussed the status of the remaining proposals on the table. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 12, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA representatives met on April 11,  2019 for their eighth bargaining session. The County provided updated proposals on updated dues deduction language, standby pay and compensatory time off. Learn more.....

  • Published on April 9, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives held their 21st bargaining session on April 5th, 2019 and reached a comprehensive tentative agreement for a four year successor labor contract. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 3, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives conducted the parties 20th negotiations session on March 27, 2019. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 28, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA representatives met on March 12th and 27th, 2019 for their sixth and seventh bargaining sessions. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 26, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met for the parties’ 19th bargaining session on March 19, 2019.  The parties reviewed costing information pertaining to equity adjustments and continued to explore ways to bridge the gap between their respective proposals. Learn more....

  • Published on March 18, 2019

    County and SEIU representatives met for the parties’  18th bargaining session on Friday, March 15.   The County submitted a revised economic proposal increasing its offer on medical insurance. 

  • Published on March 14, 2019
    The County of Sonoma and ESC ’s bargaining teams met for their tenth session on March 11, 2019. The County provided additional information in response to ESC ’s requests, and  ESC presented additional proposals. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 13, 2019

    The County of Sonoma is committed to work toward reaching agreement with SEIU on a multi-year labor agreement, with a goal of providing employees, the public, and the County labor stability.  Listed below are the core elements of the County’s current economic proposal: Learn more….

  • Published on March 8, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met on 3/4/2019 for their 9th session. The County presented its remaining proposals for ESC to consider (15 in total to date), and ESC presented several new proposals (14 in total to date). Learn more…..

  • Published on March 7, 2019
    The County of Sonoma and SCPA representatives met on February 8th and 25th, 2019 for the parties’ fourth and fifth bargaining session. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 4, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives devoted three and a half days of bargaining over the past two weeks toward reaching agreement on a successor labor agreement before expiration of the current contract on February 28, 2019. Learn more…..

  • Published on February 19, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met for the parties’ 13th bargaining session on February 7, 2019.  The parties continued their conceptual discussions on the key economic areas presented by their respective proposals, focusing on the proposed salary increases, equity adjustment formula issues  and health and welfare benefits. Learn more.....

  • Published on February 4, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met on January 31, 2019 for the parties’ 11th bargaining session.  The parties exchanged proposals on staff development and grievance procedure and explored conceptual ideas for reaching agreement on key open economic proposals.  The parties return to the bargaining table on February 7, 2019.  

  • Published on January 22, 2019
    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met for the parties’ 10 th bargaining session on January 17, 2019. Learn more…..

  • Published on January 2, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives held their 8th and 9th bargaining sessions on December 14th and 20th, 2018. Learn more…..

  • Published on December 4, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives held their seventh bargaining session on November 30, 2018.  The parties reached tentative agreement on special premium pay, uniform cleaning allowance and heavy equipment operator. Learn more.....

  • Published on November 30, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met for their 6th bargaining session on November 16, 2018. Learn more…..

  • Published on November 9, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met for the fifth time on November 7, 2018. The parties exchanged proposals, executed a tentative agreement on a language clarification related to staff development, and discussed their respective proposals on the grievance procedure, direct deposit, and layoff communication procedures.  The parties return to the bargaining table on November 16, 2018.

  • Published on October 30, 2018

    The County Of Sonoma and SEIU bargaining teams met for the third time on October 23rd, 2018.  The parties exchanged numerous initial proposals on both economic and non-economic areas of the contract and reviewed timelines for the exchange of information at the table. Learn more.....

  • Published on September 12, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and Sonoma County Deputy Public Defender Attorneys’ Association (SCDPDAA) met on 9/6/2018 as part of the impasse procedures. The bargaining teams were able to reach a Tentative Agreement which balances the desire of the Board of Supervisors to maintain fiscal discipline while acknowledging the important contributions of our valued employees. Learn more…..

  • Published on September 5, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and Sonoma County Prosecutors Association (SCPA) met on August 31, 2018 as part of the impasse procedures.  The bargaining teams were able to reach a Tentative Agreement which balances the desire of the Board of Supervisors to maintain fiscal discipline while acknowledging the important contributions of our valued employees. Learn more.....

  • Published on September 4, 2018

    On August 27th 2018, the County of Sonoma and ESC met for their 17th bargaining session.  The parties presented their respective package proposals. Learn more.....

  • Published on August 29, 2018

    On August 22, 2018, the County of Sonoma and WCE met for their eleventh bargaining session. Learn more…..

  • Published on August 7, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association (SCLEA) have begun successor contract negotiations and met for their fourth bargaining session on August 1, 2018. Learn more…..

  • Published on July 27, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA met on July 20, 2018 and July 25, 2018 for the eighth and ninth times. SCPA declared impasse. Learn more…..

  • Published on July 26, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met on July 16th, 18th, and 23rd, 2018 for their tenth, eleventh, and twelfth bargaining sessions. Learn more….

  • Published on July 19, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCDPDAA met on July 17, 2018 for their sixth bargaining session. Learn more.....

  • Published on July 17, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and WCE met for their eighth bargaining session on July 12, 2018. Learn more…..

  • Published on July 13, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA met for their seventh bargaining session on July 11, 2018.  Learn more.....

  • Published on July 10, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCDPDAA met on July 5th for their fifth bargaining session. Learn more…..

  • Published on July 10, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met on July 2nd for their ninth bargaining session. Learn more…..

  • Published on July 10, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA met for their sixth bargaining session on July 5, 2018. Learn more…..

  • Published on June 27, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on June 22, 2018, for their tenth bargaining session. The County provided additional information related to costing DSA\DSLEM’s proposal regarding benefit options for future retirees.

  • Published on June 27, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on June 22, 2018, for their tenth bargaining session. The County provided additional information related to costing DSA\DSLEM’s proposal regarding benefit options for future retirees. Learn more…..

  • Published on June 19, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA met on June 15, 2018 for their fifth bargaining session. The County presented updated proposals regarding holiday and favored nation clause, and the parties discussed elements of SCPA’s proposal that it presented at their last meeting. Learn more….

  • Published on June 18, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their eighth bargaining session on June 14, 2018. The County provided costing information related to three of ESC’s proposals, …..Learn more

  • Published on June 15, 2018

    SEIU and the County of Sonoma signed a Tentative Agreement on Friday, June 15th which balances the desire of the Board of Supervisors to maintain fiscal discipline with retaining our valuable workforce and recruiting employees. Learn more…..

  • Published on June 12, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met on Friday, June 8, 2018 for the parties’ 12th bargaining session. The discussions were productive and resulted in a conceptual agreement, pending Board approval. The parties’ meet again on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

  • Published on June 8, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCDPDAA met for their third bargaining session on June 5, 2018. The parties discussed the County’s package proposal. The parties are scheduled to meet next on June 26, 2018.

  • Published on June 8, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and WCE met for their seventh bargaining session on June 6, 2018. The County responded further to WCE’s request for information, and provided its package proposal for one-time, pensionable payment approximately equivalent to 2% of salary, plus an 8 hour annual floating holiday, and continued medical benefits. Learn more…..

  • Published on June 8, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their seventh bargaining session on June 5, 2018. The parties reviewed ESC’s proposals, and the County responded to ESC’s request for information. Learn more…..

  • Published on June 6, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and WCE met for their sixth bargaining session on June 4, 2018.  The County provided additional information in response to WCE’s request for information, and WCE confirmed that it expects to present proposals to the County at the next scheduled meeting on June 6, 2018.

  • Published on June 6, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA met on June 4, 2018 for their fourth bargaining session. The County reviewed its updated package proposal, and SCPA provided a proposal for the County to consider. Learn more…..

  • Published on June 1, 2018

    The County and WCE met for their fifth bargaining session on May 29, 2018. The parties discussed the County’s updated proposal in detail, and the County provided information in response to WCE’s request for information. Learn more….. 

  • Published on May 31, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their sixth bargaining session on May 30, 2018. The parties reviewed several of ESC’s proposals, and the County provided a counter-proposal regarding new employee orientations and information the County provides to ESC.  Learn more.....

  • Published on May 31, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCDPDAA met for their second bargaining session on May 29, 2018. The County presented a package proposal for a one-time, pensionable payment of 2% of salary and benefits, plus an 8 hour annual floating holiday, and continued medical benefits. Learn more..

  • Published on May 31, 2018

    County and SEIU representatives met on May 30th for the parties’ 11thbargaining session. The County initiated discussions by submitting a revised proposal that included an enhanced dental benefit. Learn more…..

  • Published on May 30, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their fifth bargaining session on May 24, 2018.  The County revised its initial proposal to add a 2% one-time lump sum payment and 8 hour floating holiday, and responded to bargaining team members’ questions regarding the calculations and reasoning for the revised proposal. Learn more…..

  • Published on May 23, 2018

    County and Local 39 representatives held their fourth bargaining session on May 23rd and reached a tentative agreement for a one year term.  Learn more.....

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