April 11, 2021 | Leave a comment

Therefore, the collective agreement negotiated by the union and your employer will continue to define the terms of your employment and the union will continue to represent you in complaints, contract application, disciplinary assistance or other procedures governed by the collective agreement. Senate Act 808 includes funding for workers` wage increases, which were previously scheduled for July 1, 2020, and funding for increases in collective agreements. While this is good news, it is possible that the governor could use his budgetary authority to withdraw these funds from the state budget and that these july 1, 2020 wage increases will not be allocated to excluded workers. With the provisional agreement of SEIU Local 1000 Side Letter, we have approached CalHR to reiterate these requests and to ensure that there is a fair package for excluded workers who are not directly linked to a bargaining unit. If a rank and file unit does not agree and instead authorizes wage reductions, ACSS will ensure that the reductions are fair to the excluded workers. The current contract with Unit 1 is in effect from January 2, 2020 to June 30, 2023, joins SEIU Local 1000 Assistant State Wide Field Director Ted Burnett in an online conversation about voter engagement in the 2020 election cycle with MP Marcia L. Fudge tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ACSS lawyers and legal team continue to advocate for the interests of excluded workers. Since “budget bill bills” and bills authorizing agreements by high-level organizations will be subject to legislative approval and funding, ACSS will continue its aggressive representation of the interests of excluded individuals. While we await greater clarity on the adoption of the final state budget and the potential impact of collective bargaining, ACSS will continue to work with CalHR on wages and details of possible temporary reductions on workers` excluded earnings. The Local Agreement 1000 provides a roadmap for other bargaining units and sets out expectations for adjustments likely excluded from workers` compensation – a two-day staff program is partially offset by the suspension of workers` contribution to pre-financing of retirees` health care.

This framework is consistent with the approach advocated by the ACSS, taking into account the reductions in the pay of excluded workers, which are required by the latest budget deficits related to COVID-19, which are addressed in the revised government budget.