Fill Out the City-Wide Bargaining Survey Today

The San Francisco Bay Area has the highest income inequality levels in the country. The ultra-wealthy are earning 11 times more than working families, and city workers are struggling to get by in one of the most expensive places to live in the world. Working families face evictions and exorbitant monthly rents, while corporations and their CEOs get tax breaks and fight efforts to increase funding to address our city's growing issue of homelessness.

Your Bargaining Team is ready to negotiate for better public services and the best possible contract for the City workers who provide them. First, we must find out what matters to YOU and which issues YOU think the Bargaining Team should prioritize.

During bargaining, the negotiating team often refers to these survey results. Please take the time and tell us what you think. Your input is vital. All responses are confidential.
 
 
ALL SURVEYS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5:30 PM, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019

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* A. HEALTHCARE

Healthcare costs will be a major issue in this year’s bargaining once again. The City will ask SEIU 1021 members for higher contributions for ‘Employee Only’ and ‘Employee plus One.’

In 2014 we fought for—and won—100 percent fully-paid employee healthcare, 96 percent paid dependent healthcare, and 83 percent family coverage.

In 2019, we intend to maintain the healthcare coverage for employees and dependents and to improve family coverage.

Do you agree with this bargaining priority?

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* B. WAGES

For City workers, the Bay Area is increasingly unaffordable. In San Francisco in particular we struggle with rising rents, income inequality, and the fear that working families will be pushed out of their neighborhoods. Because of astronomical housing costs, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development now classifies a family of four earning up to $117,400 as low-income in San Francisco.

In 2019, we intend to fight for wage increases that takes into account the rising cost of living.

Do you agree with this bargaining priority?

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* C. PRIORITIES

1. Working Conditions


Rank each of the following issues on a scale of 1 to 4, with 1 being your top priority and 4 your lowest:

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LOW PRIORITY
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Abuse of Category 16, 18 or 9900 Series employees (public service aides/trainees)
Childcare subsidies for city employees
Contracting out and out-sourcing labor
Commuter and parking subsidies and benefits
Concern about implementation of EPIC and LEAN
Defend our pensions
Deskilling (requiring a worker to fulfill the duties of a different, better compensated classification without compensating the worker adequately)
Training and education opportunities
Educational opportunities and career ladder programs (e.g. 20/20 Educational assistance)
Health and safety on the job
Increase and expand premium pay
Providing affordable housing and programs for City workers
Quality of services that your department makes available to the public
Student loan debt forgiveness
Technology, equipment, and system improvements
Time off (holidays, vacations, leave)
Unfair hiring practices
Workloads, caseloads, and staffing
Work schedules/Alternative schedules such as 9/80, 4/10 hrs., 3/12 hours, and job share

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* C. PRIORITIES

2. Dignity and Respect

Check top 3 issues for you:

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* D. COMMON GOOD

1. Lifting Up Our Communities

Rank each of the following issues on a scale of 1 to 4, with 1 being your top priority and 4 your lowest.

  TOP PRIORITY
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2

3
LOW PRIORITY
4
N/A
Living wage for all workers
Criminal justice reform
Defending the rights of the LGBTQ community
End corporate and ‘Big Tech’ tax breaks
Retirement security for all
Stronger protections for housing renters in SF
Ensure quality education for all, by opposing the privatization of public schools and public funding of for-profit or charter schools
Expanding access to nutritious food, through community farmers’ markets and grocery stores in all neighborhoods
Improving the quality of services the City provides
More full-time City jobs and an expansion of quality, public services
Quality, affordable healthcare for all families
Student loan debt forgiveness
Addressing homelessness

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* D. COMMON GOOD

2. Improving Services

Workers like you provide critical services to San Francisco’s visitors and residents. What can your department or agency do to improve services. Check all that apply:

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* E. ORGANIZE TO WIN A GOOD CONTRACT

A good contract is won by building power at the worksites. That’s done by making sure everyone is informed and united. How will you do your part in the fight for a fair contract? (Trainings will be provided where necessary)

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* CONTACT INFORMATION

For your bargaining survey to be processed, fill in all the information below. If the question is not applicable or you do not have the information, write in "N/A" or "unknown."

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