The final count is in! The SMMUSD Contract Ratification vote was certified late yesterday afternoon with bargaining unit members voting overwhelmingly (86%) in favor of the one-year agreement (effective 7/1/21 – 6/30/22). This agreement includes:
- 10% on-schedule wage increase effective July 1, 2021. The base pay for ALL SEIU unit members increases by 10%, with retroactive “back-pay” calculated and paid from July 1, 2021 until the date when the 10% wage increase is included on everyone’s regular paychecks.
- Cesar Chavez and Juneteenth paid holidays added to contract.
- Technical adjustments to ensure unit members on a school-year calendar maintain existing opportunities and procedures for paid leave and additional paid work during non-instructional days during the school year.
See the full contract language
The SMMUSD Board is expected to ratify this agreement at their Thursday, September 1st board meeting. The wage increase and retroactive payment will be processed immediately after that.
Negotiations for the next contract are already in motion. All items opened and not previously resolved will continue to be negotiated. Future wage increases (beginning July 1, 2022) will be part of these negotiations.
Health care agreement vote coming up. The bargaining team is finalizing a tentative agreement on improvements to our health care benefits. Stay tuned for an upcoming ratification vote!
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If you have any questions, please direct them to Chrishawn Lawrence and Chris Mock.