Santa Barbara County Members Win New Contract with Gains

SB-vote-collage.jpgSEIU 721 Santa Barbara County members voted overwhelmingly to approve a tentative agreement with the County in early December. On Tuesday, December 10, the County Board of Supervisors also approved the agreement.
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“We were very excited to be able to reach an agreement. A small but great step in the right direction.
-Pamela Meadows, Eligibility Worker III, Santa Barbara County

The agreement includes:
  • Term: December 23, 2013 to July 3, 2016
  • 2% increase in salary as of Dec. 23, 2013
  • Restoration of Merit Increases
  • 1% additional increase, effective July 6, 2015
  • Improvements in vacation, sick leave and tuition reimbursement.
You can download a copy of the Tentative Agreement summary here. (PDF)
Next Steps
Members will continue to urge the Board to address the disparity in pay.
For questions, contact a Bargaining Committee member or Worksite Organizer Lupe Montaño at or (805) 377-6151.
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