The SEIU 721 County of Ventura Bargaining Committee has helped win most members over a 1-9% pay in extra increases over three years. This comes after SEIU 721 members helped defeat the pension-killing ballot measure and the SEIU 721 Workload Forum helped fight for and win more social worker positions.
On July 28, your bargaining team met with the County to review the results of the Market Based Adjustment Study, which is part of our current contract. The results are in, and not only is almost EVERYONE getting the 2% wage increase this August 16, over 1,800 SEIU 721 members will get an additional EXTRA 1-9% in wage increases this August 31.
As we have long suspected, many classifications are underpaid in comparison to neighboring cities and counties, so those who are 11% or more BELOW the market median will now get additional increases over the next one to three years. These extra raises were not part of the MOU, but the committee agreed that you deserve more than the contract required.
Next year EVERYONE will get a 3% wage hike on August 16, 2015, and many will get the extra raises on June 21, 2015.
“Your SEIU 721 bargaining team has been focused on a fair and just MBA study since last summer and now we’re seeing the fruits of our labor.”-Ted Perez, SEIU 721 County of Ventura Bargaining Committee Chair