At the start of the New Year, we predicted that health care would be the “Issue of 2013.” Less than half way through the year, our prediction came true. As part of our efforts through the Public Employee Committee’s (PEC) Labor Management Committee on Health and Wellness, Local 21 has been at the forefront of fighting for transparent, accountable active and retiree health care on multiple fronts.
Last year, Local 21 members ratified a new contract with a full 4.62% salary restoration and end to furlough days, the first scheduled wage increases since 2008, two additional 1-time paid floating holidays, and other improvements.
Please watch this important one-minute video introducing Gus Vallejo. A candidate for the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS) Board, Gus is a respected leader in his union.
The San Francisco Department of Elections is mailing green envelopes containing ballots to all employees this week.
After watching the video, please:
Under our contract, Local 21 may demand implementation of a Fair Share Fee in any bargaining unit that has at least 2/3 union membership.
In an effort to contain costs in the face of Blue Shield’s deplorable price gouging, last week the Health Services (HSS) Board approved a plan to pay $5.2 million to subsidize Blue Shield premium rates for 2013, as well as adopt a flex funding system for paying claims generated by active employees and early retirees.