EDCEA, Local #1
Frequently Asked Questions...
Why are we having the "Rally/Informational Picketing"?
We must get the word out that the County is bargaining in "Bad Faith" and that's unacceptable.
What is "Bad Faith or Bad Faith Bargaining?
"Bad Faith" in this instance means that the County has failed to meet its obligation to participate fully in the Bargaining process. By violating the ground rules and by not submitting a Salary/Wage proposal (in which the County committed to so on several occasions to no avail) the County has compelled us to Rally and Informational Picket. In addition we have filed an Unfair Labor Charge against the County with the Public Employees Relations Board (PERB).
The Union is committed to obtaining a fair contract but must put additional pressure on the County to do so.
What can I do?
Show up!!!....be an active participate in our Union. Support your Bargaining Team by attending the "Rally / Informational Picketing"!
When is it? And where is it?
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the County Buildings A and B. Look for the Red Shirts!
Will I get in trouble or lose my job if I participate?
Absolutely NOT! You are protected by the law. Government Code Section 3506.5 says "A public agency shall not do any of the following:
(a) Impose or threaten to impose reprisals on employees, to discriminate or threaten to discriminate against employees, or otherwise to interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees because of their exercise of rights guaranteed by this chapter.
I'm on probation will I get in trouble or lose my job if I participate?
Again, Absolutely NOT! Whether you are permanent or probationary you are protected by the law. Government Code Section 3506.5 says "A public agency shall not do any of the following:
(a) Impose or threaten to impose reprisals on employees, to discriminate or threaten to discriminate against employees, or otherwise to interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees because of their exer- cise of rights guaranteed by this chapter.
So.....What can I do today?
- Wear your EDCEA buttons,
- Make your plans to participate on August 27, 2013,
- Talk to your co-workers about negotiations & encourage them to attend on August 27th,
- Email the Board of Supervisors expressing your concerns about negotiations and
- Send us your best contact information.
Do's and Don'ts
- Obey law enforcement/fire department officials
- Report all incidents and suspicious activities immediately
- Respect the rights of others at all times
- Get loud and have fun!