UPDATE ON BUDGET DEVELOPMENTS AND NOTICE OF THE PENDING LAYOFFS
The YCEA Committee appointed by
On June 7, YCEA Past President
The YCEA Committee met with the County again on June 8, to continue our discussions regarding restructuring of our existing contract. We were advised that the County's other labor groups were close to agreement on a multiyear understanding that would defer the scheduled salary adjustments. YCEA has presented an option for the County's consideration, which will be reviewed with the BOS at their meeting on June 15, in the morning. The YCEA Committee is scheduled to meet with the County the afternoon of June 15, to receive a response regarding the option we presented. Based upon the County's response, subsequent membership meetings and further information will be disseminated to the membership ASAP after that meeting.
YCEA has also received notification
of the County's decision to proceed with issuing layoff notices to employees
for layoffs to be effective June 30. YCEA has not been given a list of the
affected employees nor have the specific positions targeted for layoff been
shared with YCEA. Since
a number of the employees who will receive an initial layoff notice have
bumping rights, the County is issuing layoff notices to those employees who may
be affected by the bumping rights of other employees who have greater seniority. YCEA has requested
a list of those employees who have been issued a layoff notice and a copy of
the seniority list for the employees in classifications affected by this layoff
decision. The purpose for requesting this information is to be able to resolve
potential questions regarding seniority credit and bumping rights. YCEA has also requested a copy of the layoff
notice issued to employees and the related packet of information. It is our
understanding that the County is working in cooperation with the
YCEA has scheduled a meeting for affected employees to be held on Wednesday, June 16, 5:15 PM at the One-Stop, in the large conference room (Beckwourth Room) on the second floor. The purpose of this meeting will be to answer general questions and to identify individual issues that need to be addressed with the County. YCEA will be providing separate notice and/or contacting affected members to make sure they are informed about this meeting. This is a meeting exclusively for affected employees that have received a layoff notice.
Thank you for your patience. We will try to share information
as it becomes available.