We did it! SEIU Local 2015 IHSS members in Yuba County have won a new contract that will increase our wages if we vote YES to accept it.
If we vote YES to accept our new contract, our wages will go up $0.50 with additional increases to follow (see summary below).
You have until November 25th to vote!
You can obtain a ballot and vote in person November 18-23 from 4 pm – 7 pm at the Comfort Inn (1034 N. Beale Rd, Marysville), or at our upcoming Electronic Timesheet Training’s being held on November 22nd (10 am & 12 pm) and November 23rd (10 am, 12, 2 and 4 pm) at the Comfort Inn as well.
If you need more information or another ballot delivered to you, please call Claudia at 530-276-3215.
Congratulations again to our Member Bargaining Committee for this incredible opportunity to vote on a contract to lift our wages in improve our benefits!
Summary of Yuba 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 Yuba County will be:
- $13.00 effective January 1, 2020
- $13.50 effective as soon as wage supplement is approved*
- $14.50 effective January 1, 2021**
- $14.65 one year after the first wage supplement was approved – After the 2nd increase wages will remain $0.65 above minimum wage every time the California Minimum Wage increases
* 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 the California Minimum Wage increase on 1/1/21 could be delayed, that would not affect our $0.65. We will stay above minimum wage, whatever that rate is.
With no changes to benefits, we were able to save money and move $0.15 per hour from our Health Benefits to Wages.
- County benefit contribution goes from $0.60 to $0.45 per hour
- No changes to benefits
Training and Education Incentive
$2,000 annually to provide training and education incentives
Protective Equipment and Supplies
The Public Authority will make available standard gloves, masks and sanitizers at no charge to providers and consumers who request the supplies (as required by the consumer’s authorized services).
New Provider Orientations
The Union will have the opportunity to make a presentation during the new provider orientations and will not be the last item on the agenda.
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 December 31, 2022.