2014-15 Negotiations

2014-15 Negotiations

Tentative Bargaining Agreement Summary

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Proposed Changes:
2% COLA as of 07/01/14
Upgrade Kaiser Permanente Benefits
$15.00 office visit co-pay, $15.00 Rx co-pay
The buy-up plan will be eliminated
(The current plan is $30.00 office visit, $10.00 generic Rx, $30.00 brand-name Rx)
Effective 10-1-2014
Upgrade Vision Plan from MES to VSP
Exam, Lenses and Frames every 12 months
$20.00 co-pay
Effective 10-1-2014
Add Minimum Value PPO Plan*
(An optional lower-cost insurance plan for those who have to a pay a portion of their health insurance premium, in accordance with the Affordable Health Care Act)
Change Long-Term Sick Leave Option from 5-month Differential Pay Leave to 100-day 50% Salary Pay Leave*
Clarify contract language for retiree benefits regarding buy-up plans for healthcare*
Voting will take place:
Thursday, July 10th
Room 1A at City Centre
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Absentee Ballots can be obtained from Daríe Wright, SOSCA Director of Negotiations, at dawright@kern.org. Employees located at City Centre, Larry E. Reider Education Center and the Access Center must be scheduled for leave time in order to be eligible for an absentee ballot.
Resources:
Minimum Value PPO Plan
Classified 100 Day – 50% Pay Option
Retiree Medical Draft *REVISED*

Resources

  • January 25th – General Meeting @ 12:00p by Google Meet
  • February 4th – Site Rep Meeting @ 3:00p by Google Meet
  • March 16th – Lunchtime Presentation @ 12:00p by Zoom
    • Presenter – Robin Paggi
    • Topic – Resume & Interview Building Training

  • Provide its members with duly authorized representation for the purpose of protecting and improving their rights under the Merit System.
  • To settle disputes between employee and employer arising from grievances as they apply to the Merit System, and
  • To provide the communication vehicle between employee and employer.