SEIU 721 Members Win at the VCERA Board

The Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Association (VCERA) board voted 4 – 5 on December 17, 2012 to accept Labor’s position that pensionable compensation for new hires after January 1, 2013, includes those special skills pay and special pay items that are not expressly excluded by the Public Employees Pension Reform Act (PEPRA), in addition to base pay.
“Excluding pensionable compensation beyond base pay would not be fair to new employees, especially pharmacists. I’m glad we fought back on this.”
-Craig Winter, Pharmacist, Ventura County Medical Center
How did we win?
The County Coalition of Unions stood united. SEIU 721 member Craig Winter, Pharmacist for the Ventura County Medical Center, spoke before the Board and made a compelling case.
Related Link:
Board backs wider view of base pay for public workers (Ventura County Star)
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