Unit 15 Bargaining News for Monday, July 8
Classification Salary Increases Proposed

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Our Unit 15 bargaining team met with state negotiators for the first time today, representing the interests of the nearly 4,500 Allied Service Workers we represent.

The team shared their diverse backgrounds and deep job experience with the state’s negotiators, spotlighting the work they do for Californians and their vision of a California for All.

In today’s session, seven Unit 15-represented members made presentations about their job classifications, putting a face on the challenges they encounter in their jobs, and the economic impacts they feel personally from wages that in many cases are less than $15/hr.

Our Unit 15 bargaining team presented two proposals to the state:                        

  • Special Salary Adjustments that would apply to each of 36 different Unit 15 classifications.
  • The creation of a Custodian Alternate Range for Medical Cleaning — an increase proposal above the base range for all Custodians assigned to perform duties in hospital and medical settings. Affected departments include CalPIA, DSH, CalVet and CCHCS.

The Unit 15 bargaining team returns to the table next week on July 15. The team will continue to address unit-specific issues that were brought forth during the bargaining town halls and from the bargaining surveys.

“We’re leveraging the support from our members in the field to prove to the state we’re serious about our demands,” said Maria Patterson, Bargaining Unit 15 Chair.