It wasn’t quick and it wasn’t easy… but the Fight for Fairness we started in 2010 has finally paid off for Riverside County SEIU 721 members.
After a union wide push for pay equity and fairness, SEIU 721 Riverside County members have won a major victory that will provide members with increases in FLEX benefits and up to 8% more in pay over the next two years.
Some of the main points of this win, portions of which go into effect on June 26, 2014, are:
- Adding four (4) more steps, instead of one, to the top of all salary ranges = 5.13% pay increase.
- Anniversary merit increases will advance in three (3) step increments, instead of just two = 8.13% annual pay increase.
- Additional increase in monthly FLEX benefit from $744 to $770.32.
This effort, led by SEIU 721 member leaders, a skilled negotiator, legal teams and political staff, has resulted in a BIG WIN for all Riverside County members. This win will help to restore pay equity and fairness by increasing FLEX benefits and raising members’ pay by an additional 5 – 8% over the next two years.
The chart below outlines the effective dates of the additional increases.
This win affects all County SEIU 721 represented members.
Congratulations to all of the SEIU 721 members who continued to stand together to fight for fairness.
Please contact your worksite organizer or the 721 Member Connection at (877) 721-4YOU if you have any questions about how this affects you.