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). The parties are scheduled to meet on March 11, 2019 for their next bargaining session.
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.
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.
The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their 19th bargaining session on Monday, May 20, 2019 The parties reviewed the status of their proposals, and discussed strategies to move forward in the negotiations.
On 6/19/2019, the County of Sonoma and ESC met for their 23rd meeting. The parties engaged in lengthy and substantive discussions about options to move closer to reaching agreement on a comprehensive contract. The parties are scheduled to meet again on July 1, 2019.
The County and ESC met on July 1, 2019 for their 24th bargaining meeting. The parties developed a conceptual framework for completing the negotiations, and will confirm the status of a potential tentative agreement on July 9, 2019.
The County of Sonoma and ESC initiated successor contract negotiations with a productive opening session on January 10, 2023. The bargaining teams worked through ground rules for the bargaining process, which included a timeline to submit all initial proposals on the table and details around employee release time. The current Memorandum of Understanding expires on March 25, 2023.The parties’ next bargaining session is scheduled January 24, 2023.
County and ESC representatives met Tuesday for the parties’ second bargaining session. The parties agreed to ground rules for the bargaining process and the County presented the County’s total compensation survey as well as an overview of the County’s fiscal forecast.The parties are scheduled to meet for their third bargaining session on February 3, 2023.
The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their third bargaining session on February 3, 2023. The County provided its initial economic proposal, which included a three-year term, immediate market equity adjustments, cost of living adjustments in each year of the contract, increased County medical contributions, and additional legacy-employee pension cost share provisions. The Union proposed modifications related to various contract sections, including staff development and wellness allowance, vacation savings plan, licensure reimbursements, premium pay for field work, and uniforms. The parties are scheduled to resume negotiations on February 7, 2023.
The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their fourth bargaining session on February 7, 2023. The parties continued discussions on the County’s total compensation survey. The parties are scheduled to resume negotiations on February 15, 2023.