Published Date: 2017-02-01
CAPT is pleased to announce BU 18 has approved our tentative agreement with the State of California. Ninety-eight percent of respondents voted in favor of ratification. Our 2016 – 19 contract agreement must now be approved by the Legislature and governor. Our agreement has been drafted into Senate Bill 28, which is expected to move quickly through the legislative process and to the governor’s desk. CAPT expects the governor’s approval of SB 28 by late February or early March. Our contract and all its provisions will become effective immediately upon Gov. Brown’s signature approval.
“The vote to approve the TA is confirmation that the members’ faith in us to get them a solid contract that protects our rights and improves our working conditions hasn’t been misplaced,” said CAPT State President Eric Soto. “The ratification vote is the culmination of a tough negotiation year in which the members’ confidence in CAPT and unwavering support buoyed our spirits and inspired us to remain steadfast. Thank you to the rank and file, thank you Fellow Workers.”
Our three-year tentative agreement with the state, reached Dec. 8, was the result of intense negotiations spread over 28 bargaining sessions. During each session, our goal was to always retain our important rights and benefits and to build on the foundation laid by those before us. After several roadblocks, we were able to stand strong and affirm our goals. With your support, we stood together and successfully fought the state’s proposed takeaways. In the end, our bargaining team reached an agreement it could be proud of and could recommend for ratification.
CAPT thanks everyone who voted and who came to our chapter meetings!
For more information on our new contract, contact your chapter office and keep connected to www.psychtechs.net and twitter.com/psychtechs.
February 1, 2017 | Download Flier