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Good Afternoon UPE Unit 3 Members,

On October 26, 2017, your bargaining team met with the County for our bargaining session. On August 1, 2017, the County handed over their “package” proposal. During prior bargaining sessions we countered with some of our own proposals. During this session, we provided several other counterproposals such as:

·         Wages: In August and again in early October the County offered us a 1% base wage increase in 2018 with a two-year contract. We countered with a 2.5% upon ratification and 2% in each of the subsequent years - 2018 and 2019, for a three-year contract. The County negotiator stated that they are sticking to their 1% proposal; however, she will relay our proposal to the Board of Supervisors. Again, this is an attempt to suppress our members’ wages. A 1% salary increase is not enough to mitigate or catch up to the ongoing cost of living expenses or the rapid increase of health care costs. The County negotiator, on numerous occasions, has stressed that it is not a matter of an “inability to pay”, but rather their “direction” is to hold at the 1%. Translation: the County has the money they just don’t want to give it to us.

·         Health care: We countered their health care reopener language.

·         Special pay: We countered with language concerning special pay for mental health members. We are close to reaching a tentative agreement on this proposal, but we are fighting for stronger more clarifying language.

The County will be responding to our newest counterproposals during our next bargaining session.

Your bargaining team, along with as many other Unit 3 members as are agreeable, need to speak at a future Board of Supervisors meeting. No one can express how it feels to not have had a raise better than those who have not received it. The County negotiator is not going to bring our struggles forward to the Board on our behalf. The Board needs to hear from us, the lowest paid County workers whom they again do not want to give their due. If you are interested in being part of this presentation, please respond to this email upeunit3@gmail.com. We must put faces and stories to the struggle and make it real in the minds of the Board of Supervisors!

Thank you for your support

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NEWS & EVENTS

UPE and DHA Conclude Meetings Over SDR Phase II

UPE and DHA concluded negotiations over the SDR Phase II.  The two sides negotiated the impact of the changes over the course of several months and multiple meetings.  Throughout the proces, UPE sent a consistent message to DHA that we do not agree with the changes being implemented. 

 

UPE Announces Scholarship Winners

UPE announced the four winners of the first UPE Scholarships.  Each student won $1500 towards their higher education.

 

County Budget Sends Clear Signal for Contract Negotiations

Sacramento County released its proposed budget for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year at the start of June.  The budget leaves little room to improve the lives of UPE workers through upcoming contract negotiations. 

 
Tuesday, November 21 - UPE Board of Directors meeting 6:00 pm @ UPE 

Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24 - OFFICE CLOSED (Happy Thanksgiving)

Wednesday, December 6 - 005 Office Technical Unit meeting 6:00 pm @ UPE

Tuesday, December 12 - 008 Welfare Non-Supervisory Unit meeting 6:00 pm @ UPE

Tuesday, December 12  - Merced County Unit 3 Board Meeting 5:30 pm at 2222 M Street, Merced, CA 95340

Tuesday, December 12 - Court Professionals Unit meeting 12:00n @ FRC 

Thursday, December 14 - Court Office Technical Unit Meeting 6:00 pm @ UPE

Tuesday, December 19 - UPE Board of Directors meeting 6:00 pm @ UPE 

Monday, December 25 - OFFICE CLOSED (Christmas)

Tuesday, December 26 - OFFICE CLOSED (Christmas) 

Monday, January 1, 2018 - OFFICE CLOSED (New Years)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - OFFICE CLOSED (New Years)


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Sacramento, CA 95826
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