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MEA Two-Year Labor Contract Overwhelmingly Ratified by MEA Members!

MEA’s new two-year Tentative Agreement (TA) has been approved by MEA members in the ratification vote just completed.  The TA will now be formally approved by the City Council in early June, and the contract will take effect this July 1, 2021.  The contract includes a 9% across-the-board salary increase for all MEA-represented employees (a 4% increase on July 1, 2021 and an additional 5% increase on July 1, 2022), as well as other contract improvements including special salary increases for certain job classifications.

The response on this contract vote from MEA members was overwhelming.  There was a record election turnout, and more than 99% of those who participated voted YES to approve the deal, which is also a record.  Thank you to all who took part in this historic vote!  The strength of our Union is our members, and you certainly showed your strength with this vote.

These pay increases are the product of a multi-year advocacy campaign for more competitive pay and benefits for MEA-represented employees.  MEA’s entire leadership team, its staff and legal counsel have all been single-minded in their focus to get general and special salary increases implemented by the City.  This new contract represents great forward progress on that front and a solid negotiations accomplishment as our local economy emerges from the worst effects of the pandemic.  MEA wishes to recognize and appreciate the leadership of Mayor Todd Gloria and the City Council for their support of these well-deserved pay raises.

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact MEA at info@sdmea.org or 619-264-6632.