Employee Relations

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  • 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.....

  • Published on May 23, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and WCE met for their fourth bargaining session on May 21, 2018.  The County revised its initial proposal to add a 2% one-time lump sum payment and an 8 hour floating holiday. Learn more…..

  • Published on May 21, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives conducted their 10th bargaining session on May 18th. The County revised its initial proposal to add a 2% one-time lump sum payment and an 8 hour floating holiday.  Learn more.....

  • Published on May 18, 2018

    The County was informed last evening by Local 39 representatives that bargaining unit members voted on a tentative agreement with the County.  Regrettably, the vote taken by the bargaining unit was based on an incorrect tentative agreement between the County and Local 39.

  • Published on May 17, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives conducted their 9th bargaining session on May 16th.  The County began the session by responding to the SEIU’s conceptual proposal for a contract extension, addressing wages, medical benefits, holiday pay, and retiree health benefit language changes. Learn more…..

  • Published on May 16, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their fourth bargaining session on May 11, 2018.  Assistant County Administrator Christina Rivera responded to ESC ’s questions regarding the County’s March 20, 2018 budget report, and the parties discussed the County’s response to ESC’s request for information. Learn more…..

  • Published on May 10, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and WCE met for their third bargaining session on May 7, 2018.  The parties executed ground rules, discussed the County’s further response to WCE’s request for information, and the County submitted a formal proposal for extension of the contract and language concerning medical benefits. Learn more…..

  • Published on May 9, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and the Sonoma County Deputy Public Defender Attorneys’ Association met on May 7, 2018, at SCDPDAA’s request, to discuss successor contract negotiations. Learn more.....

  • Published on May 3, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met on May 2nd for the parties’ 8th bargaining session. The session began with the County addressing SEIU’s proposal on job classification procedures. Learn more…..

  • Published on May 2, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and WCE met on April 30, 2018 for their second bargaining session. Christina Rivera, Assistant County Administrator, presented highlights from the Post-Fire County fiscal condition update received by the Board of Supervisors on March 20, 2018. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 30, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA met on April 27, 2018 for their third bargaining session. Julie Wyne, Chief Executive Officer of the Sonoma County Employees Retirement Association presented updated information to the group regarding the County’s retirement system. Learn more….

  • Published on April 30, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and Local 39 representatives met on April 26 for the parties 2nd bargaining session. The parties reviewed ground rules and Local 39 presented its initial bargaining proposals. Learn more.....

  • Published on April 26, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their third bargaining session on April 24, 2018.  The parties discussed the County’s compensation philosophy, and the County submitted a formal proposal for extension of the contract and language concerning medical benefits. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 24, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met on April 23rd for the parties’ 7th bargaining session. The session began with a general discussion on communications away from the bargaining table. The County then provided further information on it's budget situation and answered SEIU’s follow-up questions.Learn more…..

  • Published on April 23, 2018
    The County of Sonoma and the Sonoma County Prosecutors’ Association met on April 19, 2018 for their second bargaining session. The parties discussed information requested by SCPA, and the County submitted a formal proposal for extension of the contract and language concerning medical benefits. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 23, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met on April 19, 2018 for their second bargaining session. Christina Rivera, Assistant County Administrator, presented highlights from the Post-Fire County fiscal condition update received by the Board of Supervisors on March 20, 2018. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 23, 2018

    County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on April 20, 2018 for their sixth bargaining session.  DSA\DSLEM provided the County with information on recruitment in other jurisdictions. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 23, 2018

    County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on April 20, 2018 for their sixth bargaining session.  DSA\DSLEM provided the County with information on recruitment in other jurisdictions. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 19, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and the Western Council of Engineers (WCE) met on April 18, 2018, at WCE’s request, to discuss successor contract negotiations. The parties discussed ground rules and information requests, and set a schedule for future bargaining sessions. Learn more.....

  • Published on April 17, 2018

    County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on April 13, 2018 for their fifth bargaining session.  The County submitted an updated proposal on employee medical benefits. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 17, 2018

    County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on April 13, 2018 for their fifth bargaining session.  The County submitted an updated proposal on employee medical benefits. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 12, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met on April 11th for the parties’ sixth bargaining session. The session began with the County responding to SEIU’s request for costing information on SEIU’s economic proposals, broken out by general fund and non-general fund impacts. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 9, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and the Sonoma County Prosecutors’ Association met on April 5, 2018, at SCPA’s request, to discuss successor contract negotiations. The parties introduced the bargaining team members and set a schedule for future bargaining sessions. Learn more...

  • Published on April 5, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU bargaining representatives held their fifth bargaining session on April 4th. The parties discussed the County’s preliminary assessment of SEIU’s proposals and relevant economic data. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 2, 2018

    County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on March 27, 2018 for their fourth bargaining session. The parties discussed salary costing, medical benefits for future retirees, vacation, and bilingual pay. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 2, 2018

    County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on March 27, 2018 for their fourth bargaining session. The parties discussed salary costing, medical benefits for future retirees, vacation, and bilingual pay. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 29, 2018

    County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives held their fourth bargaining session on March 28th. The session began with the Union presenting their final proposal, seeking revisions to Article 9 – Special Compensation. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 28, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and Engineers and Scientists of California, Local 20 (ESC) met on March 27, 2018, at ESC’s request, to discuss successor contract negotiations. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 26, 2018

    County and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on March 16, 2018 for their third bargaining session. The parties executed ground rules and exchanged initial formal proposals. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 26, 2018

    County and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on March 16, 2018 for their third bargaining session. The parties executed ground rules and exchanged initial formal proposals. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 26, 2018

    County, DSA and DSLEM representatives held their second bargaining session on Friday, March 9, 2018.  Christina Rivera, Assistant County Administrator, opened the meeting by presenting information on the County’s fiscal condition. Learn more....

  • Published on March 26, 2018

    County, DSA and DSLEM representatives held their second bargaining session on Friday, March 9, 2018. Christina Rivera, Assistant County Administrator, opened the meeting by presenting information on the County’s fiscal condition. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 15, 2018

    County and SEIU representatives met for the third time on March 14, 2018. SEIU began the session by submitting proposals on Article 14 - Holidays, Article 15 – Vacation, and Article 19 - Bargaining Unit and Special Provisions. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 8, 2018

    County and SEIU representatives met yesterday for the parties’ second bargaining session. The meeting began with Christina Rivera, Assistant County Administrator, revisiting the County’s December 12, 2017 estimated post-disaster fiscal condition and answering SEIU's questions. Learn more…..

  • Published on February 22, 2018

    The  County of Sonoma and SEIU  met on February 21, 2018, at SEIU’s request, to begin successor contract negotiations. SEIU submitted initial proposals for changes to employee leaves and new employee orientation procedures. Learn more….

  • Published on February 8, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    The County and labor unions are preparing to start bargaining for successor labor agreements. Click the 2018 Negotiations Update link above for more details.

  • Published on February 7, 2018

    Sign up for updates to stay informed of the latest in negotiations. Learn more…

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