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Service Employees’ International Union - Local 1021 (SEIU)

<p><abbr title="Service Employees Internation Union">SEIU</abbr> Labor Negotiations Summary</p>

Published: June 15, 2018

SEIU and the County of Sonoma signed a Tentative Agreement on Friday, June 15th which balances the desire of the Board of Supervisors to maintain fiscal discipline with retaining our valuable workforce and recruiting employees.

The key elements of the package are:

  • A one-time, non-recurring pensionable payment of approximately 2% of salary and salary related benefits.
  • Stabilization of employee out-of-pocket costs for healthcare, with the County paying the recent increase in premiums.
  • A 22-month suspension of dental premiums, made possible by effective collaboration with the County’s dental provider.
  • A new eight-week Paid Parental Leave benefit, which recognizes the importance of supporting families and bonding with a new child, and will also assist the County with retention.
  • The Cesar Chavez Holiday to honor and celebrate his important work on civil rights for laborers, particularly in the Latino community, and a one-time 8-hr floating holiday in lieu of the 2018 Cesar Chavez holiday date.  
  • A new 8-hour floating holiday per calendar year, to provide more flexibility for employees to observe a holiday of their choice.
  • Agreement on which entities the County will analyze to review the competitiveness of the salary and benefits provided to our workforce.
  • Language that decouples management benefits from retirees, which protects and stabilizes existing medical benefits for retirees.

The County sincerely appreciates the work of the SEIU bargaining team.  The County’s understanding is SEIU members will vote on this agreement the week of June 18th.