On October 3, 2023, your UPE Negotiations Team met for its second bargaining session with El Dorado Court. The Court presented UPE with its Proposed Budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The Court is still waiting for the Judicial Council to approve the budget. UPE asked several questions relating to the budget, and the Court provided explanations.
UPE is aware of the upcoming open enrollment period for health care. Under the current contract, the Court is not set to cover increases in healthcare costs as they have for the past two years. As a result, UPE’s first proposal dealt with healthcare. The Court countered this proposal but did not make any other proposals. UPE is still preparing further economic proposals.
The two sides will meet again on October 10, 2023 to continue negotiations.
UPE would like to thank the El Dorado Court governing board members, Amy Cross, Shannon Alexander and Cindy Billalon for participating in the bargaining team.