East Bay MUD Continues with Negotiations Under April Contract Expiration Date

Local 21’s EBMUD chapter began negotiating a new contract last month, with the first meeting on February 5. Our current contract expires on April 28, and the District seems interested in completing the negotiation process before that date.

The District had four proposals, three of them concessionary. As in many agencies, they are asking for an additional employee pension contribution. They are also proposing the elimination of two holidays, and that the Union and District work collaboratively to address rising healthcare costs.

Local 21’s team passed their last proposal on March 12, which addressed wages and is in line with the proposals other city unions at the table have on wages. The tone of negotiations has been amicable, and we hope the process will go smoothly and result in our members attaining additional benefits, as well as a possible increase.