From their actions, it seems that County of Riverside negotiators never had any legit intention to bargain in good-faith with frontline workers.
It wasn’t even a year into “negotiations” when the County submitted their “last best” and final offer which was quickly followed up with a premature declaration of impasse.
Here are the 5 top things they want to impose on you:
1. Zero % Increase in Employer’s Health Care Contribution
The County wants to impose a zero percent increase in employer contributions to you and your family’s health plan despite premium cost surges! Some County employees are now expected to pay as much as $663.73 more per month for family coverage! (see matrix for more)
2. Pay to Park at Work
Despite County of Riverside workers getting attacked in County parking lots or cars getting broken into, the County wants to impose parking fees. Employees will have to pay for parking: $10 or $55/month at the County’s discretion.
3. Step Increase Reductions
Some County employees will now be expected to pay as much as $663.73 more per month for family coverage! (click for estimated cost of coverage chart)
2. Raises? Nope.
An independent fact finder recommended across the board raises for frontline workers, but County negotiators are saying nope! Hmmmmm, this is the same County that justified dropping a whopping $41 million on foreign based KPMG!
3. Pay to Park at Work
Workers have gotten attacked and cars broken into, yet the County wants to impose that Employees pay to park at work: $10 to $55/month at the County’s discretion.
4. Step Increase Reductions
Forget the small boost you look forward to get ahead in life every time you hit an anniversary milestone! The County wants to impose a reduce step increase from 5.42% to 2.71%.
Forget the small boost you look forward to every time you hit an anniversary milestone! County negotiators want to impose a reduced step increase from 5.42% to 2.71%. How will the County retain workers when they can’t keep up with the rising costs of living!?
5. More Work With Less Hands
County negotiators rejected our common good proposals to increase staffing levels in key sectors, along with our push to cut revenue waste!
Essentially the County wants you to do more with less while they funnel tax dollars to third-party consultants.
There are many more things they want to impose like eliminating the pre-retirement sick leave cash out and limiting shift differential, and many more items (see their final offer).
How will each of the 5 County Supervisors vote? Whoever votes YES to impose, is basically saying, there’s plenty of money for KMPG but not County Services.
Remember this in November – elections for County Board of Supervisors are just around the corner.