In the early morning of June 11th, SEIU Local 1000 reached a tentative bargaining agreement with the State which includes an across the board raise and prevents furloughs or PLPs for three years.
The raises in the agreement are tied to as-yet unspecified revenue targets. If the State meets said targets, a 2% raise will go into effect July 1, 2014, and another 2.5% raise will go into effect July 1, 2015. If the State fails to meet the revenue targets, a 4.5% raise will go into effect July 1, 2015.
The agreement also eliminates the expiration of PLP 2010 and 2012 accruals, and prohibits any further PLPs or furloughs for the duration of the three-year contract.
The tentative agreement will go before SEIU Local 1000 members for a ratification vote the week of June 24th.
In order to prevent further salary compaction and protect the rights of the State's most experienced and dedicated employees, ACSS is working with CalHR to ensure that the provisions of any final agreement reached between the State and rank and file will extend to supervisors, managers, and confidential employees as well.
The tentative agreement does not negate the Legislature's need to pass ACSS' anti-compaction bill - SB 216 - which is still pending review in the Assembly. Regardless of the bargained raises, the State still needs to rectify salary compaction - the phenomenon in which supervisors often make less than those they supervise - by legislatively maintaining the State-suggested minimum 10% differential between supervisors and rank and file.
Read SEIU Local 1000's press release for full details of the tentative agreement.