Riverside County Superior Court Employees Reach Agreement
Union bargaining team members reached a tentative agreement Monday afternoon that helps ensure Superior Court services are provided to Riverside County's more than 2 million residents.
The agreement helps maintain the current level of services provided by nearly 200 SEIU 721 members working as court reporters, family law mediators, research attorneys, pre-trial services staff and supervisors in Riverside County's Superior Court of California.
"Court employees can continue providing the high level services that Riverside residents rely on. The decision to extend our contract for 22 months was based on the economic times we're experiencing and understanding that a legislative budget needs to be in place before court employees return to the bargaining table."
Toni O'Neill - Supervising Court Reporter and Bargaining Team Member
To learn more about the Tentative Agreement, click here.
Provisions in the agreement include an extended contract term of 22 months with no changes in current conditions regarding wages or benefits. Ballots will be mailed out to members on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 and must be returned to the SEIU 721 Riverside Office no later than 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009. Ballots will be counted at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 2009 at the Riverside Office.