After more than two years of bargaining for a successor Memorandum of Understanding, on October 16, 2023, SBCERA and SEIU Local 721 participated in a fact-finding hearing to resolve the impasse. Both sides presented their case to a panel including SBCERA’s chosen representative, SEIU’s chosen representative, and the Chair of the panel who is a neutral third party from the State Mediation and Conciliation Service (SMCS) agreed upon by SBCERA and SEIU.
On November 1, 2023 the panel issued its advisory report containing its recommendations for resolving the impasse. In accordance with state law, SBCERA is posting the full report. The advisory report will also be agendized for a public hearing at a future Board meeting.
A copy of the report can be found below.