Published on June 2, 2016
The County of Sonoma and Western Council of Engineers (WCE) met again on June 1st, 2016. To date, the parties have met on six occasions, exchanged proposals and information, and received multiple presentations from County representatives regarding various issues on the table. The parties have discussed a number of proposals including, but not limited to: cost of living adjustments, converting the current County contributions to the Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) to County medical contributions, increased County contribution to active employee medical, dental, and vision benefits, and pension cost sharing for legacy member toward 50% of the normal cost. The current contract expired on June 1, 2016. The parties continue to discuss proposals and continue to work toward agreement. The County and WCE are scheduled to meet again on June 6, 2016. The County will continue to provide updates as bargaining continues.