2018 Negotiations for Units 601 & 602
On Tuesday April 24th, your Local 1014 Executive Board had our second negotiations session with the County of Los Angeles for a successor MOU for units 601 & 602.
At our first meeting we met to go over ground rules and some housekeeping items as well as getting some questions answered by the County.
During our second meeting on the 24th we reached Tentative Agreement's (TA) on important non-salary protection items for our successor MOU.
It is critical that we close all articles of our contract which legally protect working conditions, hours, bids, transfers, seniority, health, safety and grievance procedures, and the right to appeal exams as well as other issues. Many hours have been spent negotiating with the County over the years in order to secure these items and it is important we continue to secure those items for our members.
We currently have six more bargaining sessions scheduled for May and June. We have pressed the County to move aggressively to finalize a new MOU by July 1. The next sessions will focus heavily on economic items. Thank you to those who responded to the survey put out by your Executive Board to guide us for items including general salary or cost of living increases and special bonus items. We are also proposing a union controlled behavioral health employee assistance program. This program would shift department dollars to the union to ensure our PEER and behavioral health programs will maintain confidentiality.
We also are at the table bargaining with the County Coalition of Unions (CCU) for our fringe benefits contract which covers items such as retirement, health-care contributions, retiree health-care, benefit time, grievances processes, and other non-salary items that are important to our membership. We are just getting started and not much to report as of yet, but retiree health-care and pension issues will be of major concern as always.
We will update you as we continue to fight to protect our members salary, benefits, and working conditions and will inform you as new information is available. We will press hard to get a good contract we can recommend, support and ratify. More to come.
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