Left to right, font row: Bill Notte – Fleet Technician I, Julie Butcher, SEIU 721 Regional Director/Chief Negotiator, and Nadine Fieger – Senior Code Compliance Officer; back row: Robert “Bobby” Klomhaus – Maintenance Worker I, Carolyn Notte – Senior Secretary, and Craig Wood – Mechanic Technician II.
The SEIU 721 bargaining team and Palm Springs management have held several productive bargaining sessions over the past two weeks. The last session was held on Tuesday, May 20.SEIU 721 researchers produced a deep financial report on the City’s finances and the bargaining team is analyzing those findings and are creating their proposals accordingly.
In an effort to meet one of the bargaining goals of making gains in healthcare costs, quality, and choice, and as discussed in the recent general membership meeting, the Bargaining Team encourages all members to review the proposal to move from benefits being provided by the City to ones directly provided by CalPERS.
The Bargaining Team asks that member’s review the information carefully and talks with a team member or your Steward (listed below), in an effort to take advantage of this year’s open enrollment period.
SEIU 721 City of Palm Springs Stewards:
Bill Notte, Chapter President, Fleet Operations
Sandee Bosler, Police Dept.
Fritz Collins, Streets and Traffic
Nadine Fieger, City Hall and Fire
Robert Klomhaus, Downtown and Parks
Janice Lopez, Recreation, Leisure and Library
Mike Maidment, Downtown and Parks
Dennis Milner, Facilities Maintenance
Caren Nelson, Airport
Carolyn Notte, Police Dept.
Jeff Seever, Airport
Craig Wood, Airport
The next bargaining session will take place Thursday, May 29.