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Conejo Recreation and Park District Members Win a New Contract!

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Two Year Deal Includes Wage Increase and Additional Comp Time

The Conejo Recreation and Park District (CRPD) bargaining team reached a tentative agreement on a strong two-year contract that strengthens our District. Through your unity, participation and overwhelming YES vote, we won a contract that includes salary increases of 2.5% in year one and 2.5% in year two.  We also held strong on the Cafeteria Plan and Basic Needs Allowance.

The CRPD Board voted to approve the new Memorandum of Understanding at the June 15th Board meeting.

Agreement Overview

Term: Two years. New MOU from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.

Wages: The salary increases are a solid win and will help families keep up with cost of living increases. 2.5% salary increase effective first complete pay period in July 2017. 2.5% salary increase effective first complete pay period in July 2018.

Overtime and Compensatory Time: An exempt employee required to work overnight at a District-organized camp shall be entitled to an additional six hours of compensatory time. These additional six hours of compensatory time are paid in recognition of routinely interrupted sleep time to address camp-related issues.

Cafeteria Plan and Basic Needs Allowance (retained):
Effective with the first pay date on or after January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019, the District’s Cafeteria Plan contribution shall increase by 67% of the average of the
(Cafeteria Plan, Cont.)
individual plan percentage increases for the relevant year as reported by PERS, up to a maximum of 6% (e.g. if the overall increase is 6%, then the District will increase the contribution by 4.02%; if the overall increase is 13%, then the District will increase the contribution by 6%).

Bereavement Leave: Parties clarified that step-parents, step-siblings, step-children, step-grandparents are now included in the term “family” for the purposes of this article.

Payment for Vacation: Employees with 15 or more years of service shall be able to redeem additional 20 hours of vacation time (total of 60 hours annually).

Union Rights: Maintenance of Membership and some grammatical corrections.

For questions, contact worksite organizer Lupe Montaño at Lupe.Montano@seiu721.org, (805) 377-6151 or Chief Negotiator Aram Agdaian at aram.agdaian@seiu721.org, (213) 494-8223.

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