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Members-Only Union Meeting on Tues., 12/1 @ 6:30pm
RSVP info for the meeting will be sent to your Judiciary email shortly.
The Unions are sending a Summary of the Tentative Agreement to all members prior to the meeting.
Dear Judiciary Members of PNCR and JCAU,
After more than a year of difficult negotiations, both the PNCR and JCAU Bargaining Committees are pleased to announce that we have reached tentative agreement with the Judiciary for new contracts covering July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024.
As we are all aware, bargaining over this Contract presented unique, unprecedented challenges. When negotiations began over a year ago, no one could have predicted that a global pandemic would disrupt negotiations for several months as the Unions mobilized full tilt into protecting members’ health and safety. This pandemic forced a national shutdown and cast uncertainty over how we work and the state’s economy.
Despite the uncertainty, we never lost sight of the importance of reaching a fair and equitable Contract. We refused to accept anything less. We stood our ground, and, most importantly, we stood together.
The result is a proposed Contract that we are proud to present and recommend. It includes expanded Union rights, significant savings on healthcare costs, annual on-time progression increases, and on-base raises for everyone in all four years. The priorities set for the bargaining team by the membership are achieved in this Contract. Repeat – this Contract provides permanent raises to base, for all employees, in all years of the agreement. There are no deferred raises and minimums/maximums all increase in this Contract.
While the Bargaining Team supports and recommends a YES vote on this, remember that ultimately the decision is yours. A Contract is not ratified until the membership vote to approve it. Remember also that only members have the opportunity to vote. Non-members do not get a say in this, nor should they.
Please join us at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, December 1. We will review the proposed Contract, as well as voting instructions, in detail. RSVP information will be sent to all members next week.
Voting will be conducted entirely via online secure ballots. You will receive an email shortly with a personalized link and further instructions so you can cast your vote. Voting will be open from 6:30pm on Tuesday, December 1st through 2pm on Monday, December 7th.