Published: January 2, 2019
The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives held their 8th
and 9th bargaining sessions on December 14th and 20th, 2018.
During the December 14th meeting, the County provided a detailed
response to SEIU’s proposal on County classification policy and offered
conceptual ideas for advancing SEIU’s interests in that area. The County
also provided a response to SEIU’s medical premium proposal, and the parties
also continued to make progress on non-economic and clean-up areas in the labor
During the December 20th meeting, the
County provided further responses and counter-proposals concerning SEIU’s
economic proposals on paid leave benefits and SEIU provided an initial response
and counter proposal to County’s proposals on salary, medical insurance, and
dental insurance and also elaborated on Union proposals for State Disability
Insurance and longevity pay. The parties also executed a tentative
agreement regarding boot/shoe allowance benefits. The parties return to the
bargaining table on January 17, 2019.