2.5% July 1
Hard-fought contract wins continue to pay off for represented employees
Local 1000-represented employees will receive a 2.5 percent salary increase beginning July 1. This is the second portion of an across-the-board pay raise negotiated in 2013 that totaled 4.5 percent. State employees will see the higher amounts in their August 1 paychecks.
“These increases over the last two years are much-deserved and well-earned after state employees shared the pain of recession and the state’s fiscal crisis,” said Yvonne R. Walker, Local 1000 president.
“We all made sacrifices and tough choices. We did our part and helped pass Prop. 30 to increase revenue. And we elected assemblymembers and state senators willing to work with us to help turn the economy around,” said Walker. “Our hard work and grass-roots organizing paid off when we won this raise at the bargaining table in 2013, and we’re already preparing to negotiate a stronger contract next year.”
2013 contract met member’s top priorities
Local 1000 members ratified a contract that met each of four priorities they identified at more than 200 worksite meetings and town halls: a pay increase for all represented members, no furloughs, preservation of the 80/20 health care formula and protection of our retirement security.