Unit 4 Bargaining Update for Friday, July 26, 2019
Unit 4 Heads Back to the Bargaining Table to Support its Members Working Out-of-State
Unit 4 went back to the bargaining table on Friday, July 26, 2019, and continued to challenge the state to value the work our members perform. This means ensuring that Unit 4 workers are compensated fairly for the work they do, regardless of where they live, and that the state has an up-to-date understanding of the job duties and responsibilities that Unit 4 members deliver on a daily basis.
Unit 4 members who reside outside of California and work for the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and the Franchise Tax Board have seen their cost of living increase significantly. However, it’s been over a decade since the state has reviewed its compensation rate. In response, the bargaining team presented a proposal that would:
- Increase and expand the out of state differential for Unit 4 employees so that workers who are headquartered out of state will be fairly compensated.
The bargaining team also proposed roll-over language to continue Unit 4’s Joint Labor Management Classification Committees as they reevaluate the job specifications and duties for class that haven’t been reviewed in years.
“We’ve passed all of our proposals to state negotiators and are waiting for their reply,” said Tom Krieger, Unit 4 BUNC member. “But we can’t just sit on our hands. We need to mobilize our unit members and move the state in the right direction. It’s vital that we get maximum participation at our contract campaign rally on August 13. The proposals are out there. Now we have to fight for them.”
Unit 4 goes back to the bargaining table on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.