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Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC)

Negotiation Updates

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>The County ofSonoma and Engineers and Scientists of California, Local 20 (ESC) met on March27, 2018, at<abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California"> ESC</abbr>’s request, to discuss successor contract negotiations. Learn more.....</p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>The County ofSonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California ">ESC</abbr> met on April 19, 2018 for their second bargaining session. Christina Rivera, Assistant County Administrator, presented highlights from thePost-Fire County fiscal condition update received by the Board of Supervisorson March 20, 2018. Learn more.....</p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>TheCounty of Sonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> met for their third bargaining session on April 24, 2018.  Theparties discussed the <abbr title="County of Sonoma">County’</abbr>s compensation philosophy, and the <abbr title="County of Sonoma">County</abbr>submitted a formal proposal for extension of the contract and languageconcerning medical benefits. Learn more.....</p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>The County of Sonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> met for their fourth bargaining session onMay 11, 2018.  Assistant County Administrator Christina Rivera respondedto <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> ’s questions regarding the County’s March 20, 2018 budget report, and theparties discussed the County’s response to <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr>’s request for information. Learn more..... </p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>The County of Sonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> met for their fifth bargaining session onMay 24, 2018.  The <abbr title="County of Sonoma">County</abbr> revised its initial proposal to add a 2%one-time lump sum payment and 8 hour floating holiday, and responded tobargaining team members’ questions regarding the calculations and reasoning forthe revised proposal. Learn more.....</p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>The County of Sonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> met for their sixth bargainingsession on May 30, 2018. The parties reviewed several of <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr>’s proposals, andthe <abbr title="County of Sonoma">County</abbr> provided a counter-proposal regarding new employee orientations andinformation the <abbr title="County of Sonoma">County</abbr> provides to <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr>.  Learn more.....</p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>The County of Sonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientist of California">ESC</abbr> metfor their seventh bargaining session on June 5, 2018. The parties reviewed<abbr title="Engineers and Scientist of California">ESC</abbr>’s proposals, and the <abbr title="County of Sonoma">County</abbr> responded to <abbr title="Engineers and Scientist of California">ESC</abbr>’s request forinformation. Learn more..... </p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>The County of Sonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> met for their eighth bargaining sessionon June 14, 2018. The <abbr title="County of Sonoma">County</abbr> provided costing information related to three of<abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr>’s proposals, <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California"></abbr>.....Learn more </p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>The County of Sonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> met on July 2nd for their ninthbargaining session. Learn more.....</p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>The County of Sonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> met on July 16th, 18th, and 23rd, 2018 fortheir tenth, eleventh, and twelfth bargaining sessions. Learn more.... </p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>On August 27th 2018, the County of Sonoma and<abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> met for their 17<sup>th</sup> bargaining session.  The partiespresented their respective package proposals. Learn more..... </p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>The County of Sonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> met on 3/4/2019 for their 9th session. The County presented its remaining proposals for<abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> to consider (15 in total to date), and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> presented several new proposals(14 in total to date). Learn more.....</p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

The County of Sonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr>’s bargainingteams met for their tenth session on March 11, 2019. The County provided additionalinformation in response to <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr>’s requests, and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> presented additionalproposals. Learn more.....<br /><p> </p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>OnApril 8, 2019, the County of Sonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> met for their 15<sup>th</sup> bargainingsession.  The County responded to <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> proposals, and the parties discussedthe status of the remaining proposals on the table. Learn more..... </p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>The County of Sonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> met for their 19<sup>th</sup> bargainingsession on Monday, May 20, 2019  The parties reviewed the statusof their proposals, and discussed strategies to move forward in thenegotiations.  Learn more..... </p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

<p>On 6/19/2019, the County of Sonoma and <abbr title="Engineers and Scientists of California">ESC</abbr> met for their 23rdmeeting.  The parties engaged in lengthy and substantive discussions aboutoptions to move closer to reaching agreement on a comprehensive contract. The parties are scheduled to meet again on July 1, 2019.</p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary 

<p>The County and ESC met on July 1, 2019 for their 24<sup>th</sup> 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. </p>

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

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.

 

ESC Labor Negotiations Summary

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.