The ballots have been tallied and the official vote count is in!
With 98% casting their ballots in favor of ratification, LA County members voted overwhelmingly to approve a new, three-year contract.
Last night’s vote results mean that tens of thousands of LA County members are one step closer to locking in salary increases of 10.75% (or more), a one-time $1,000 bonus as well as guaranteed health and dental coverage.
Additionally, many members will receive “inequity” salary increases negotiated by their respective Bargaining Units.
Now that LA County members have voted to accept the new contract, here are the next steps we anticipate will be taken:
- The LA County Board of Supervisors is expected to accept the results and approve our contract. SEIU 721’s goal is to make sure this step takes place in time for the holidays – or by the December 14, 2018 payday.
- All permanent, full-time employees will receive at least the 10.75% pay increase plus the $1,000 one-time bonus. Part-time employees will also receive the $1,000 bonus.
- The salary increases are distributed over the three years. The first increase of 2% is retroactive to October 1, 2018. The half step will be the new top step of our salary schedules.
- The $1,000 one-time bonus will be paid to employees on the first payday after the agreement is ratified by SEIU 721 members and approved by the LA County Board of Supervisors.
Stay tuned as we take these next steps together. We’ll keep you posted on our Union’s progress!
(NOTE: Today’s vote does not affect members of BUs 311, 312 and 702 – nor does it affect LACERA or LA County Courts employees, whose members bargain separately.)