Bargaining Updates

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BU 17 – Registered Nurses
Weekly Update - June 15

On Friday, June 12, 2020, the Union met virtually with CDPH management/HR about several HFEN concerns and we wanted to give you an update. 

Q: If HFENs will be assisting with COVID testing, will there be proper training?

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Bargaining update for June 5, 2020
Local 1000’s Bargaining Team and State Continue Negotiations; State Rejects Union’s Cost Savings Counter-Proposal

On Friday June 5, Local 1000’s bargaining team returned to the table with state negotiators and received the state’s reply to the Union’s June 2rd cost savings counter-proposal.   

The state’s response included a rejection of much of what Local 1000 had proposed. The state refused to move on their two days a month PLP proposal and rejected a number of counter provisions submitted by the bargaining team to significantly reduce the economic impact of the state’s proposal on our members.  

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Bargaining update for Friday, May 29
State Negotiators Propose Reduction in Pay through Two-Day PLP Program

On Friday, May 29, 2020, Local 1000’s bargaining team returned to the table with state negotiators and received the state’s first proposal which outlined a 9.23 percent pay cut.

The state’s proposal would use a Personal Leave Program (PLP) to achieve the payroll reduction. The PLP would take the form of a two-day or 16 hour a month reduction in this fiscal year and would end with the June 2021 pay period.

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BU 17 – Registered Nurses
Update as of April 27, 2020

The health of our staff is paramount, and our Union continues to address concerns from our members, given CDPH’s critical role in this crisis. We have made it clear that the state is required to provide employees a healthy and safe workplace, and they should not put the health of essential workers in jeopardy. Our Union raised the following questions after members from the SFDO raised concerns.

Below are the latest responses we’ve received from Management:

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Board of Trustees Approves State Bar Tentative Agreement

The State Bar Board of Trustees voted on Thursday, April 16 to approve our contract. The Board of Trustees vote is the culmination of a process that started over a year ago and recently included an overwhelming majority of State Bar members voting to ratify the Tentative Agreement.

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Nurses Alliance Webinar
Saturday, April 18, 2020

Learn about how California’s Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) standard protects us from the novel COVID-19 Virus.

In 2009, a new California occupational health standard was adopted to protect nurses and other healthcare workers from infectious agents such as tuberculosis, measles, and pandemic flu, as well as novel diseases such as COVID-19. The Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard is an enforceable regulation that applies in healthcare, corrections, and other high-risk environments. 

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Bilingual Differential Increase Implementation

For the first time in 42 years, we were able to increase the Bilingual Pay Differential to $200/month. This comes after 20 years of fighting for an increase including a joint task force and hundreds of members telling their story. We have been fighting for the implementation of

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Bargaining Unit 3 – Update
Professional Educators and Librarians

These past few weeks have been interesting to say the least. Not knowing what you are going to do tomorrow due to the daily changes can be challenging. I want everyone to know our first priority is the health and safety of all of our represented employees and that your job stewards have been working hard to keep up with the constant changes and ensure that management follows the new working conditions. I, your BUNC, and all the Unit 3 stewards have been working hard to ensure that at each facility the policies coming out of Sacramento are being followed so as to reduce possible transmittal of the COVID-19.