Palm Springs Members Reach TA; Vote Set for July 15

The SEIU 721 City of Palm Springs bargaining team negotiated a tentative agreement with Palm Springs management on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. City workers will see a 4% salary increase over the four-year contract. Members in good standing can vote Tuesday, July 15, at a general membership meeting.

PS_Bill_Notte_80px80p.jpg “After three months of weekly negotiations with management, we have come to a tentative contract agreement. We have secured salary increases and expanded other benefits. Your vote is important. I hope all members can attend and vote on July 15. “– Bill Notte, SEIU 721 City of Palm Springs Chapter President and bargaining team member

Membership Meeting – Contract Vote
Tuesday, July 15
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Palm Springs Corp Yard lunchroom
425 N. Civic Dr.
Palm Springs, CA

Highlights of the four (4) year term contract are:

• 8% salary increase in year one
• 8% increase in employee contribution to CalPERS retirement upon ratification and council approval
• 2% salary increases in 2015 and 2017
• 5% increase in Employer’s monthly medical contribution in 2014
• Increase in Employer’s monthly medical and dental contributions, not to exceed 5% in years 2015-2017
• $150 monthly healthcare opt out
• Out of Class Pay
• $150 shoe allowance
• Vacation cash out option
• Union rights; including release time and union bulletin boards

The bargaining team recommends a YES vote.

SEIU 721 City of Palm Springs bargaining team members are: Robert “Bobby” Klomhaus – Maintenance Worker I, Caren Nelson – Account Specialist II, Bill Notte – Fleet Technician I, Carolyn Notte – Senior Secretary, Craig Wood – Mechanic Technician II. Eloy Alvarez, served as SEIU 721 Chief Negotiator.

Click here to view the tentative agreement and July 15 meeting flyer.

For more information contact SEIU 721 worksite organizer Christopher Stout, at (760) 408-5033,, a job steward or the Member Connection at (877) 721-4YOU.