GOOD NEWS – You Are Getting A Well-Earned Pay Raise: MEA Secures 6% Special Salary Adjustment for Wastewater Operations Supervisors
In response to MEA’s advocacy and Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s recommendation, the San Diego City Council has voted to approve a 6% Special Salary Adjustment (SSA) for Wastewater Operations Supervisors. This SSA will be in addition to the 3.3% general salary increase called for under MEA’s MOU for this fiscal year.
Both increases (the 3.3% general salary increase and the additional 6% special salary increase) will become effective during the first full pay period after July 1, 2019.
These salary increases are also “pensionable” meaning that (1) they count toward increasing the future lifetime pension allowances for employees in the SDCERS defined benefit pension plan who are not yet in DROP; and (2) they count toward increasing the City’s contribution to the 401(k)-style retirement benefit for those hired after July 19, 2012 under “Prop B.”
Overcoming resistance fueled by a tight budget and competing demands for the City’s limited resources, it took concerted efforts to persuade the Mayor and City Council to support the implementation of this SSA in the coming fiscal year. Public Utilities management was very supportive and agreed that implementing this SSA was critical to the operations of the City.
MEA recognizes and appreciates the leadership it took for the Mayor to recommend, and the City Council to approve, this critical Special Salary Adjustment for Wastewater Operations Supervisors!
If you have any questions, please contact MEA at 619-264-6632 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.