The pension board that oversees the pensions for County of Ventura workers was moving to exclude Market Based Premium Pay from being pensionable. This move from the Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Association (VCERA) Board would have hurt workers’ secure retirement. VCERA’s third-party counsel felt sure that it was interpreting the law correctly.
SEIU 721 brought legal resources together along with our pension expert and based on the strength of our legal arguments changed the mind of the counsel.
In the end, we were able to keep Market Based Premium Pay pensionable.
This victory affects hospital workers in over 20 different classifications.
“I appreciate my job and my good pension. It means a lot to me and my family. The decision to make the MBPP pensionable is fair and reasonable.”
-Hong Pham, Pharmacy Supervisor, VCMC