Vote YES San Bernardino County IHSS Providers to Accept our Pay Increase!

We did it!  After more than a year of negotiations and over 10 years since our last county raise, our SEIU Local 2015 bargaining team won a tentative agreement that increases our wages, expands health care coverage to more caregivers, and secures medical supplies such as gloves, masks and antibacterial soap for providers (see summary below).

But first we must vote YES on the agreement by December 4th.

You may vote by mail or in person.  Ballots will land in your mailbox starting November 26th, but you can vote in person before that at the locations below.


Date Time Location Name & Address
12/4/2019 9am – 5pm Rancho Public Authority
9445 Fairway View Place Suite 110, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
12/4/2019 9am – 5pm San Bernardino Public Authority
784 E Hospitality Ln, San Bernardino, CA 92415
12/4/2019 9am – 5pm Victorville Public Authority
17270 Bear Valley Rd #108, Victorville, CA 92395
11/19-11/22, 11/25-11/27, 12/2-12/5 10am – 6pm SEIU Local 2015 Office
195 N Arrowhead Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92408

 

Thank you to all of our member leaders and community allies for your leadership and for helping to make long term care the San Bernardino County priority it needs to be!

Summary of San Bernardino Tentative Agreement Between SEIU Local 2015 and the IHSS Public Authority

This summary represents the substantive changes made in the Memorandum of Understanding.

Victory on Wages

Provider wages in San Bernardino will be

  • $13.00 effective January 1, 2020
  • $13.25 effective as soon wage supplement is approved*
  • $13.50 effective July 1, 2020
  • $14.50 effective January 1, 2021**
  • $15.50 effective January 1, 2022**
  • Wages will remain $.50 above minimum wage every time the California Minimum Wage increases – even after the contract expires, until we reach a new agreement.

Notes:
* The California Department of Social Services needs to approve and implement the new wage, which takes 2-3 months.
** There is a small possibility that an annual increase to the California Minimum Wage could be delayed that would not affect our $.50. We will stay above minimum wage, whatever that rate is.

Health Benefits

Increased the contribution to health benefits by $.25 per hour during the life of the contract.

Through the additional contribution to healthcare we will more than triple the number of providers covered by healthcare:

  • County benefit contribution goes from $.07 to $.10 as soon as approved
  • County benefit contribution goes to $.32 effective January 1, 2021
  • The Healthcare Employer-Employee Trust will take over administering benefits to improve services
  • We will look at better and more cost effective benefit plans.

Protective Equipment and Supplies

Secured $30,000 ($15,000 from the County and $15,000 additional matching funds) to provide gloves, masks and antibacterial soap to providers.

Improved Language

  • Non-Discrimination – updated protections and language
  • Labor Management Committee – strengthened union voice and participation
  • Union Rights – will have union information displays at Public Authority Offices across the County
  • Registry Seniority – strengthened union representation and union voice in correspondence to registry providers
  • Training – strengthened union voice in determining scope and delivery of training

Term

The contract takes effect when ratified by the Union and adopted by the Board of the Public Authority. It will remain in full force and effect until January 31, 2023.