Unit 15 Bargaining Update for Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
Unit 15 Continues to Press the State for Advances on Safety, Overtime Provisions
Our Unit 15 bargaining team was back at the table today in an effort to finalize two key issues of importance to our represented members: a safe working environment and equitable working conditions.
While issues such as personal alarms and the distribution of overtime assignments remain, the team remains upbeat. “We’re pushing hard to bring home a great outcome for this contract,” said Eric Murray, a member of the Unit 15 team. “We want to provide all Unit 15 members the opportunity to have a safe working environment and ensure that overtime assignments are handled clearly and consistently.”
Our Unit 15 team also reached a tentative agreement to provide more training opportunities for Unit 15 stewards and District Bargaining Unit Representatives (DBURs) in the area of Post and Bid for work assignments at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). This is important because it will help Local 1000 develop local leaders to continue our union’s role in the execution of the Post and Bid process.
Unit 15 will return to the table soon to finalize its outstanding proposals.