Equity Adjustments for County Employees

Local 620 is happy to announce that negotiations for 2017 / 2018 equity adjustments are complete per our MOU. Effective the 1st pay period in July, 71 classifications will receive equity adjustments in addition to the 2.50% COLA that all members will receive. The 29 classifications furthest out of market will receive a 3.25% adjustment, which will affect 156 members and 42 additional classifications will receive a 2.0% adjustment, which will affect 260 members, for a total of 416 Local620 members receiving equity adjustments. The classifications receiving equity adjustments are:

Job Class Title – 2.0% Increase
ADMHS PSYCHIATRIC TECH I
ADMHS PSYCHIATRIC TECH I
ADMHS TEAM SUPV-MASTERS RN
ADMHS TEAM SUPV-RN
ADMHS TEAMSUPV-PSYCH TECH
ALCOHOL & DRUG SERVICE SPEC
ASST NATURALIST
COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE
EMERGENCY MED SVCS ADMINISTRATOR
HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER
LAUNDRY COORDINATOR
LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE
MAIL CENTER SUPERVISOR
MAIL CENTER WORKER
MAINT WORKER APPRENTICE
MAINTENANCE LEADER
MAINTENANCE SUPV
MAINTENANCE WORKER I
MAINTENANCE WORKER II
NATURALIST
PARK RANGER I
PARK RANGER I, GROUNDS
PARK RANGER II
PARK RANGER III
PARK RANGER TRAINEE
PESTICIDE SPECIALIST
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE I
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE II
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE SR
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE SUPV
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SUPV
PUBLIC HEALTH PERFORM IMPROVE COORD
QUALITY ASSURANCE COORD
RECYCLE WORKER I
RECYCLE WORKER II
STAFF NURSE
STAFF NURSE SR
STAFF NURSE SUPV
STOREKEEPER
UTILITY CLERK-DEPT
UTILITY WORKER, INSTITUTIONS
Job Class Title – 3.25% Increase
ADMHS PRACTITIONER I
ADMHS PRACTITIONER II
ADMHS PRACTITIONER INTERN
ADMHS TEAM SUPV PRACTITIONER
AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC I
AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC II
BUILDING MAINT SUPV
BUILDING MAINT WORKER
CLINICAL LAB SCIENTIST
CLINICAL LAB SCIENTIST SR
CUSTODIAN
EQUIPMENT MECHANIC I
EQUIPMENT MECHANIC II
EQUIPMENT MECHANIC II
FACILITIES SUPERVISOR
HEALTH SERVICES LAB SUPV
LABORATORY ASSISTANT
LEAD MECHANIC
MAINT ELECTRICIAN
MAINT WELDER-MECHANIC
MAINTENANCE CARPENTER
MAINTENANCE PAINTER
MAINTENANCE PLUMBER
MECHANIC/WELDER
MOTOR POOL DISPATCH
PARK MAINTENANCE WORKER
PUBLIC HEALTH LAB SUPV
PUBLIC HEALTH MICROB
PUBLIC HEALTH MICROB SR
SHOP SUPERVISOR

Local 620 would like to thank our sub-committee of Matt Smith, Scott Dunlap and Staff person Sam Ramirez for their work at researching Local 620’s represented classifications which required several months of work. In addition, we would like to thank the rest of the Bargaining Team consisting of Billy Mann, Sara Scofield, Bill Haro, Mindi Boulet, Sylvia Lazos, Margo Wagner and Staff Annette Nino and Bruce Corsaw for proposing and receiving a separate pool of funds to provide for equity adjustments and for the final negotiations on distribution of equity adjustments.

For over 30 years Local 620 has struggled to keep our represented members as close to market value as possible as outlined in our MOU using the surveying agencies agreed upon. Over the years this process has created controversy because of some classifications receiving adjustments and other classifications not receiving adjustments. Local 620 leadership and staff work hard to provide adjustments to as many of our members as possible given the resources available and the extent that classifications are out of market, as well as recruitment, retention and the willingness of the employer to agree on the classifications receiving equity adjustments. All of these factors are reviewed prior to negotiations and are used in determining which classifications we have the ability to provide adjustments to and which ones will need to wait for the next round. In a perfect world the County would maintain all of their staff at market value, but the County of Santa Barbara is either unable or unwilling to make this a priority.

We sincerely hope that members are pleased that their coworkers will receive adjustments and be patient for their turn to move closer to market value as funds and contract provisions become available. It does help the process when every member takes the effort to monitor their market value salary as outlined in their MOU and if you have questions please contact your Local 620 Field Representative.

Local 620 is dedicated to providing meaningful, quality service to our members. Salary markets are constantly changing which requires members and staff to monitor salary levels of surveying agencies as specified in our MOU or in accordance with past practice. We look forward to interaction with members both in a group setting and one on one. We value your constructive input, suggestions and we encourage you to participate in your Union.

 

Bruce Corsaw, Executive Director

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