New Contract Search Tool Empowers Members


Having a strong union means having the power to protect our rights and enforce our contract, and a new search tool allows our members easy-to-use access to the hundreds of contract articles that govern our wages, benefits and working conditions.

Are you looking for information about vacation accrual? Rules regarding sick leave? How to take advantage of upward mobility programs in your department? The answers are just a click away at

The new website offers the opportunity to search by simple key words or to read through the contract article-by-article.

Members made the difference in achieving a contract we can all be proud of. After eight months of negotiations, two rounds of town hall meetings, escalating worksite actions and the looming strike to hold the state accountable to its bargaining obligations, we successfully reached tentative agreement in Dec. 2016. Members voted overwhelmingly to ratify the agreement in January, 2017.

Our members won a $2,500 signing bonus, across-the-board pay increases totaling 11.2% over three years, improved upward mobility opportunities, better working conditions and improvements to leaves and health and safety.

“This contract contains hundreds of articles defining our hard-earned rights, and this powerful new tool helps us understand and protect the things we’ve worked so hard to achieve,” said Margarita Maldonado, our Vice President for Bargaining.