Tentative Agreement Reached with State of California. Vote by Friday, September 8, 2023, at 5 p.m. PST


Your bargaining committee finally reached an agreement with the State! You can read the details of the agreement below before casting your vote:

The agreement is for two years and expires June 30, 2025. General salary increase of 3% retroactive to July 1, 2023 for all bargaining unit members. In the second year, 2.5%. There are various Special Salary Adjustments (SSA) for the various classifications that range from 3% to 15%.  Among the highlights of the Tentative Agreement (TA):

  • On-call pay is now $15/hour
  • On-call duty language in the contract specifically defines those duties as for “emergency or emergent” issues. This will help our members manage call duties more reasonably.
  • NDI Family Care Leave
  • CDCR/DSH Retention Pay Differential for on-site doctors
  • Psychiatrist Additional Caseload – pay at 135% of base hourly rate for additional work.
  • Reduction of 0.5% in PERS employee contribution
  • Professional Judgment Workgroup
  • Psychiatrist Classification Committee – to create a telepsychiatrist classification separate from the on-site psychiatrist classification
  • Medical Consultant Pay Per Case Plan (DSS) – payment increases from $27 to $40 for up to 75 additional cases
  • State and the Union will meet and confer within 90 days of ratification to solve the MOD holiday pay issue
  • Essential worker bonus of $1000 for direct care providers

Your Committee urges you to vote “YES” to ratify this agreement. Ratification must occur by the end of business on Friday, September 8, 2023.