For more than 5 years, Pima County employees went without raises and our families made sacrifices because we knew the county was facing an economic struggle. When the economy improved, members were ready with a plan to fight for the pay increase employees need to support ourselves and our families.
We talked to hundreds of employees and put together the hard facts…and we shared our stories with management and the Board of Supervisors. We also gathered more than 1,000 signatures on petitions asking for a raise, and we sent emails and made phone calls to management and the Board of Supervisors, too.
Here’s what we won:
3.02% raise plus a one-time employee compensation award! (In this year’s budget, employees won an employee compensation package of nearly $12 million.)
• 1% raise + award scheduled for July 19, 2013 paycheck
• 2% raise scheduled for January 17, 2014 paycheck
5.3 million: One-time employee compensation awards
based on years of service: $200 for each year worked, up to $1,000 maximum.
We will continue to work toward additional raises for 2014-15.
Let’s keep the momentum going as we near the end of bargaining for our 2013-14 MOU! For more information and to schedule a worksite meeting, call Art Mendoza at 520-465-9729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re stronger together – and together we can achieve even more!