Contra Costa County

United for Affordable Healthcare


Watch these videos to hear how the Board of Supervisors is undercutting the Affordable Care Act and how County workers have been hurt by the high cost of healthcare.



Tentative Agreement Reached in CCC on healthcare


During negotiations on February 5, the Local 21 Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement with the County on health care language that recognizes that the debate over the current model of heath care cost sharing – where employees are forced to pay all inflationary healthcare costs at the expense of take home pay – is far from over. After nearly two years of refusing to negotiate over health care costs, the tentative agreement would reopen the contract for the sole purpose of negotiating health care design changes and cost-sharing in mid-2015.

Contra Costa Unions Continue Fight for Affordable Health Care


Working in coalition with other County unions, negotiations for a fair contract with salary increases and affordable health care will continue into the New Year. With major growth and other financial agreements in place, the County can afford to reverse its race to the bottom for health care affordability for employees.

Contra Costa Unions to Hold Information Healthcare Picket


On Wednesday, September 18, Local 21 Contra Costa members will join their fellow County employees represented by PEU Local One, AFSCME, SEIU 1021, and PDOCC (County physicians) for a multi-union County-wide informational picket.  The multi-union picket will send a clear message to the Board of Supervisors: County employees stand united in support of QUALITY, AFFORDABLE healthcare that all working families deserve.  Local 21 has been negotiating in Contra Costa for nearly 16 months and the County has consistently refused to even consider the Bargaining Team’s proposals for the County to shar

Contra Costa Unions Hold Informational Picket for Quality, Affordable Healthcare


More than 15 months into negotiations, Local 21 members in Contra Costa picketed in solidarity with other County employee unions at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez on August 13.  Joined by members of PEU Local 1, AFSCME, SEIU 1021, and PDOCC (Physicians & Dentists), Local 21 took our message of QUALITY, AFFORDABLE healthcare for working families directly to the public – demonstrating that Contra Costa employees at all levels are united against the prevailing race to the bottom in healthcare.


Bargaining Update


July 31, 2013 Bargaining Update

  • Bargaining Team Presses Forward by Modifying its Economic Proposal for Salary Restoration, Quality, Affordable Health Care, and Other Priorities
  • County Negotiator Still Refusing to Negotiate in Good Faith
  • County Negotiator to Bargaining Team on July 26: "We're not interested in putting dollars toward health care."
  • Contract Action Team meeting on August 5
  • Executive Board meeting on August 7

Contra Costa County Strike Preparation


The County Negotiator rejected the Contra Costa County bargaining team’s most recent economic proposal on July 12, a proposal that would restore salaries, provide affordable healthcare, resolve salary compaction, provide equity adjustments for classifications well below market value, and provide differentials for those expected to perform on-call, call back, and hazardous duties.

July 17 Bargaining Update


July 17, 2013

  • County Rejects Bargaining Team's Economic Proposal without Offering Counter
  • Refusing to Negotiate Over Costs, County Wants Bargaining Team to "Trust Them" on Health Care
  • In Campaign of Misinformation and Questionable Tactics, County Begins Preparing for Possible Strike
  • Round Table Discussion on July 18
  • Contract Action Team meeting on July 22
  • Chapter Meeting on July 24 - Bargaining Team to Discuss Strike Action

Bargaining Team Officially Rejects County Proposal, Offers Counter Proposal


During negotiations on June 18, your Bargaining Team officially rejected the County’s most recent economic proposal that would still leave Local 21 members and your families worse off in three years than today.

Contra Costa Times Publishes Member’s “Letter to the Editor” on Negotiations


The Contra Costa Times recently published a Letter to the Editor written by Local 21 member Michael Voss, Crime Analyst with the Sheriff’s Department, regarding the state of negotiations and the County’s failure to prioritize the health and economic well-being of its employees.