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008 Bargaining Update
April 14, 2014

Your 008 bargaining team met with the state mediator on Monday, April 14th. We are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the County.

We have agreed to a 2-year contract, ending on June 30th, 2015. There are NO changes to medical benefits and NO additional retirement contributions.

Effective July 2014, all 008 members will receive a 1-2% cost-of-living increase, based on the annual Consumer Price Index (CPI), as well as an agreement to a 4-day, 40-hour work week (4/10 schedule).

We have convinced the County that workload is a serious concern and we have agreed to immediately begin addressing these issues through the Workload Policy Board and the Program Specific Workgroups.

Agreement was also reached that all records of discussion, counseling memos, letters of reprimand, or other forms of discipline issued or pending as part of the 2013/2014 negotiations job actions shall be withdrawn and destroyed.

Please join us for the next BAC meeting on Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:00 pm at the UPE Union Hall at 5370 Elvas Ave. All tentative agreements will be discussed.

Stay tuned for information on the ratification vote!

Ratification Vote

The 005 Office Technical Unit ratified an agreement with the Sacramento County which passed
82% - Yes and 18% - No.
Here is the Summary of the Agreement:

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005 Office Technical 2014 Contract Ratification
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United Public Employees Local #1 represents 3,600 Sacramento County workers who have been working without a contract since June 30, 2013.

Since 2010, there have been no cost of living adjustments and workloads have increased. The Union has requested very modest raises and maintenance of current medical plans. The County has denied reasonable raises and demanded the right to arbitrarily change workers' medical benefits without having to negotiate. County workers cannot risk a raid on their benefits and need wages that keep up with the cost of living and allow us to support our families.

United Public Employees Local #1 asks you to join us in supporting labor peace by petitioning the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors to:

  1. Negotiate upcoming health care changes with the Union and by mutual agreement.
  2. Negotiate a cost of living increase that keeps up with inflation.
  3. Negotiate recognition of county time in service.


The 005 Office-Technical & 008 Welfare Non-Supervisory negotiations teams are entrenched at the bargaining table with the County.

Show your support by wearing RED
Wednesday (008)
Thursday (005)

And demand from the County a fair and reasonable contract!



You have been working without a contract for:

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Are you and your co-workers tired of not having a say at your job? Are you being subjected to the injustices by your boss? Then it is time that you take a stand and become part of one of the most progressive Unions in Northern California. United Public Employees, Local #1 has a proud tradition of being an assertive union; we further pride ourselves in our ability to represent our members diligently in all aspect of union representation and collective bargaining.

Since 1983 UPE, Local #1 has engaged in meaningful negotiations with the employer for equitable and fair contracts. UPE, Local #1 also negotiates impact over other aspects of employment including: changes in working conditions such as process and procedures, staffing, safety, equitable promotional standards. In addition to grievance and discipline procedures which includes binding arbitration.

By joining UPE, Local #1, you and your coworkers will be assisted by professional Business Agents and Staff who will advocate and oversee in carrying out the provisions of your contract and workplace rights, so that they are protected and governed by law.

If you are interested in becoming part of the UPE, Local #1 family please contact UPE, Local #1 at 916.736.9503 or email

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