March 26, 2018 Oakland Update

City representatives have informed us that the Oakland City Council has called for a special meeting on Thursday, March 29th at 12noon in the Council Chambers.  The second reading of our Tentative Agreement will be on the agenda.  


The timeline for the wage increases published in our last Oakland Bulletin dated March 15, 2018 after the second reading will be amended as follows, provided that the Tentative Agreement is ratified at the March 29, 2018 meeting:


  • Wage and equity increases will be reflected on the April 12, 2018 paycheck and will be for the pay period ending on April 6, 2018.  No retro will be on this paycheck.


  • Retro paychecks are estimated to go out by mid-May, about 6-8 weeks from when the City Council approves it. 


  • With the implementation of the wage and equity increases on the pay period ending April 6, 2018, there will be no Supplemental and Buyback Request for Local 21 members from March 28, 2018 to April 6, 2018.


Information from our Local 21 ratification vote, as well as past bargaining bulletins, are available online here: