For years, general county employees have been working hard without a pay plan. We didn’t know how we would move through our scales or when our next raise was coming. We’ve lacked the economic security that teachers and public safety staff have enjoyed.
That’s why union members have lead the fight to win a fair pay plan, which offers raises and MRAs every year and recognizes employees’ careers with longevity raises. Last month, the Board of Supervisors’ employee compensation workgroup recommended the union’s pay plan move forward. And this month, the Personnel and Reorganization Committee, made up by the Board of Supervisors, unanimously recommended to adopt the union pay plan as an action item at the next BOS meeting on Oct 28.
These victories are a direct result of the phone calls and emails you sent, the petitions you signed and the meetings you held and attended.
The personnel and reorganization committee’s decision is a big win. But we’re not done yet. We need to make sure that the pay plan is officially adopted. And this spring, we need to make sure the board fully funds the pay plan in the budget.
Keep an eye on your email for more information about how we win the pay plan we deserve.