Dear Local 88 Members
On Wednesday 12/20, we met again with management and had a productive bargaining session and moved very close to a tentative agreement. Prior to this meeting the biggest sticking points were the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and limiting changes to the Kaiser medical and dental plans. By the end of the meeting the County agreed in concept to our proposed $0.60 COLA floor and while there will be some changes to the Kaiser medical and dental plans for 2019 plan year, the changes are significantly reduced from what the County initially proposed last summer. Yesterday morning we presented the County with another package proposal to settle contract negotiations covering all open contract articles. The issues that we are still working to resolve include inclement weather compensation, corrections premium, contract language in Addendum D and Article 8, 9, 18 & 22.
We hope to receive more news in the next few days and we will provide another update at that time.
The Local 88 Bargaining Team