Contra Costa County
All Local 21 members are reminded to utilize your Professional Development reimbursement benefit.
Memorialized as Section 41.11 of our contract, the benefit is valued at up to $625. For every two years, the Professional Development benefit allows bargaining unit members to be reimbursed for the purchase of:
Contra Costa County Equity Adjustment Resources
Bargaining for a new contract for some 1,000 Contra Costa County employees represented by Local 21 began in March. The current three-year agreement expires June 30, 2016.
Local 21 Members are determined to win fair wage increases for the work they perform and build on recent victories, which include successful negotiations last year to have the county pay a fairer share for increases in healthcare premium costs.
As if this hard-charging union organizer and negotiator didn’t have enough on his plate, Jonathan T. Wright, Local 21's lead staff representative in Contra Costa County, is taking on another responsibility: school board member. On Feb. 1, the married, 35-year-old Wright was sworn in as the newest member of the Martinez Unified School District Board. In some ways it’s a post Wright has been groomed for his entire life.