County and Union Reach Tentative Agreement



Date: September 11, 2007

Release: Immediately

Contact: Dinah Phillips

Public Information Officer



Jan Beautz, Chairperson of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors announced that the County and SEIU 521 have reached tentative agreement on contract negotiations for the General Representation unit.


The Union leadership will present the terms of the agreement for a vote by the members of the bargaining unit in Santa Cruz and Watsonville on Wednesday, September 12, 2007.


Chairperson Beautz said, I am very pleased that we have reached this tentative agreement and that we have managed to avoid any kind of labor action. I appreciate the hard work of the Union leadership and the negotiating teams which allowed us to avoid disrupting the critical services that County employees provide to our community.


Information on the terms of the agreement will be available after the vote of Union members.