Fairfax: We won a raise, but now we need to win a fair pay plan!

The Board of Supervisors passed the FY2015 budget today, which included a 2.29% raise for general county employees. And union members’ hard work and advocacy made that happen!

But Public Safety employees will see a significantly higher pay increase. This is because they have real pay plans to guide their compensation. General county employees have worked without a real pay plan for years. And now is the time to change that!

A real pay plan means you know when your next raise is coming, that you can plan your financial future. Don’t you deserve to have this kind of stability?

Between now and September, union members will sit with county leadership to create a pay plan for general county employees. And we need you to be involved!

Here’s what you can do:

1) Join us at Budget Watch: On May 12, union members will host the next Budget Watch Dinner at the union office from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to talk about how we win a real pay plan. RSVP to kevin.jones@seiuva.org.

2) Let your co-workers know about the power of advocating together and encourage them to join you in your union. Unions do make a difference. Take a few minutes to talk to your friends about the great work we are achieving together and encourage them to stand with you as you work to build a strong pay plan for all general county employees. If they share our values, ask them to complete our membership card application to join.

You can download a copy of our membership application here. 

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