(Our websites for public workers contain general information about the collective bargaining process, a description of these and other units, as well as our analyses of agreements proposed in the past.) Allows major asset managers to maintain pay gaps. The agreement would allow major facility managers to obtain a difference that is currently available to operators of sanitation and/or water treatment facilities, but not to primary operators. Posted @withregram â€¢ @kananihgea delicious veggie fries of @taco_kabana #supportlocal #tacokabana increased and widens the geographical pay gap. The agreement extends the current pay gap of the San Francisco Facilities Department of General Services (DGS) to all departments that have employees based in Alameda, De Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano or Sonoma counties. In addition, the agreement changes the wage gap of an annual scholarship from US$2,400 to 5 percent of salary. Scholarships awarded by the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund are available to members and their loved ones who attend a university, college, community college, vocational or business school, plan to attend a full-time school or complete other post-secondary study. Senator Jill Tokuda has previously said the unions must reach an agreement by this week so that lawmakers can vote on the proposal before the meeting ends. It estimates that these collective bargaining costs can reach up to $200 million for all public employee unions over the next two years. The UHPA, which represents about 3600 faculty members at the University of Hawaii, declined an offer sunday. In the absence of an agreement, all agreed wage increases must be financed by the legislator at next year`s meeting. When teachers from the Hawaii State Teachers Association voted in favor of their new interim contract with the state, six units of the Hawaii Government Employees Association were awarded two-year contracts through arbitration.
The six bargaining units represent approximately 27,500 workers. The agreement seems to be designed to address the link more than recruitment. Most of the changes proposed in the agreement benefit employees who have worked with the state for a long time, such as increasing high-level salaries and making available wage gaps based on seniority. These provisions could make it easier for the state to retain stationary engineers. However, the regional wage gap in the bay area may not be high enough to attract new employees in this area. The latest compensation study showed that members of Unit 13 of the Bay Area were compensated between 13 and 30 percent among similar workers employed by local governments. Given this difference in compensation and the state`s recruitment challenges, lawmakers may wish to have a broader debate about whether the state should consider relocating more operations from the bay area to Sacramento or other areas where the state`s cost of living is lower. . . .