Contra Costa County
The Contra Costa Health Care Coalition has signed a Side Letter Agreement with the County. It was ratified by the membership on Oct 5, 2015 and approved by the Board of Supervisors Oct 6. The agreement will take effect January 1, 2016.
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With open enrollment around the corner, the Contra Costa Health Care Coalition – representing IFPTE Local 21, AFSCME 2700, AFSCME 512, SEIU 1021, and the Western Council of Engineers – remains committed to negotiating a fair and reasonable agreement with the County over health care. Negotiations have entered a critical phase.
Contra Costa County Chief Steward at Local 21 works as a Supervising Engineering Technician in the Maintenance division for the County’s Department of Public Works. Currently, she manages safety training and other kinds of on-the-job skills training. She has served L21 as chief steward for over three years now.
Going back to the Works Project Administration era, a WPA-style labor mural designed by two-person artist team graces one wall at the Local 21’s Martinez office. The artists have previously been commissioned to paint murals on businesses and historical sites for the City of Hayward and other places.
The Contra Costa Health Care Coalition Bargaining Team met with the County Negotiator on Thursday, June 11, in what was one of the most significant bargaining sessions to date.
The County initially provided some information in response to an earlier request for cost estimates based on some hypothetical plan design changes.
Dozens of Local 21 members joined other unions as they descended on the headquarters of the Contra Costa Health Plan last week to demand transparency and accountability in healthcare for county workers. Coalition members energetically picketed CCHP’s Center Avenue location for nearly an hour, receiving noticeable support from passing motorists and other members of the general public.