|Local 2700 United Clerical, Technical & Specialized Employees|
Welcome to AFSCME Local 2700
At the recent Auto Workers’ legislative conference in DC, the Vice President said unions are the only gate-keepers protecting workers’ voices on the job. Read more >>>
We are 1 600 clerical and technical workers employed by Contra Costa County. Our members are the people who work the front desks and perform back-office duties essential to the operation of all programs and ser vices provided to the residents of Contra Costa County. Some of the many programs and ser vices that we support are:
Our loss in wages has been significant. We have taken a 2.7% reduction in wages along with 2 years of unpaid furloughs. During the same time period we have experienced a 9.8% increase in cost-of -living, a 1 3.6% increase in rental housing or a 9.1 % increase in housing costs, if we are fortunate enough to still own a home.
17% of our wages pay for mid-range f amily health & dental coverage and a huge percentage goes to pay mandatory retirement plans.
Our average take home pay is $2,200 per month but, one-third of us bring home around $1,200 a month. Many of our members are single parents with school-aged children who are struggling to feed and clothe their f amilies. We are the working poor and feel it's unfair for us to work and live in poverty. Currently, our union, AFSCME 2700, is in negotiations with the County for a new contract.
Show your support for us by contacting the Board of Supervisors at the contact information on this link. Tell them they cannot continue to short change these valuable employees who provide the vital ser vices to the residents and businesses in this community.
We need relief now!!!
We don't want to STRIKE but we will if we have to!!!
Last month’s employment figures are in, and things don’t look good. Read more >>>
Robbie Ann White is President of AFSCME Local 2700, AFL-CIO, which represents approximately 1600 clerical and technical county employees in Contra Costa County. Read more about Robbie.
County won’t pay a nickel more for health care!
Union members from Local 21, AFSCME, Local One, PDOCC, and SEIU joined together for an informational picket in support of affordable healthcare. Contra Costa County is last in health care in the entire Bay Area and the Board of Supervisors has forced employees and working families to pay all inflationary health care costs since 2009.
When most of us think of poverty, the image of an inner-city neighborhood immediately comes to mind. While this might have been an accurate image twenty years ago, it is no longer the case. The real numbers show that the majority of America’s poor now live in the suburbs. In fact, over the past ten years, poverty has actually grown twice as fast in the suburbs as in the central cities. Unfortunately, the infrastructure to address the needs of suburban poverty has failed to keep pace with this growth, and the face of the suburban poor is often unrecognized or invisible to their neighbors. read more
We are proud to re-introduce the TIELINE newsletter. Members will receive it by email. Please, be sure you keep us updated on your current email address by contacting the Local's office. read more
by Olivia Sandbothe
Low-wage workers in certain federally funded jobs will see a much-needed pay increase, thanks to President Obama.Read more >>>
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