SEIU 721 City of Santa Paula members voted to approve the Last, Best and Final Offer by a large margin on July 8, 2014. The bargaining team first met with city negotiators starting in February of 2014.
Members spoke at several city council meetings and stood up for a fair contract.
The new contract will be for one year and includes some gains including:
- Members won a 2% salary increase, effective the first full pay period after the adoption of the Last, Best and Final offer
- Gains in the uniform allowance
- Gains in reimbursements for certificates and licenses
- Non-discrimination language
The term of the Memorandum of Understanding is from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.