The SEIU 721 City of Ventura Bargaining Committee met in caucus on Wednesday, Feb.12, and met across the table with Ventura city management on Thursday, Feb. 13.’The City presented a comprehensive counter proposal to many of our proposals, including a new wage offer. While there has been movement, we will continue to fight for a reasonable wage increase, address out of control healthcare premiums, as well as our other unit specific proposals.
Not too far from the bargaining room, SEIU 721 members literally turned up the heat as they helped organize and participated in a BBQ at the Sanjon Maintenance Yard. More than 100 members from across the city showed up to express solidarity with the bargaining team.
Our next bargaining session is March 6.
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