LA County employees represented by SEIU 721 scored a major victory with our latest 3-year contract but there are still some points to work out for part-time and temporary employees.
The Agreement reached between SEIU 721 and the County of Los Angeles includes a “$1,000.00 (one time only bonus) for all units…..” The negotiated language does NOT limit the bonus to full-time or permanent employees.
However, the County claims that this was a mistake (on their part) and that they intended to offer $500 for part-timers.
As a result, the letter submitted by the CEO and approved by the Board of Supervisors on November 20 states that it is a “one-time payment of $1000 ($500 for part-time employees).” Based on the letter that the Board of Supervisors approved, the December 14 payroll will include $500 bonuses for part-time and temporary employees.
This is not the end of the story! SEIU 721 will file a grievance aimed at winning the balance of the $1000 bonus that was negotiated for ALL bargaining unit members, including part-time and temporary employees.
Stay tuned for more information about our effort to resolve this dispute fairly and hold management accountable. When we fight, we win!