|October 1, 2001
The Honorable Board
This letter is to inform you that the Alameda County Management Employees Association (ACMEA) is outraged at the lack of action in resolving the issue of pay inequity.
In December 2000, your Board adopted a salary ordinance that provided substantial increases to select unrepresented managers. Represented managers in comparable classes, and tied to the same benchmark, were excluded from these raises.
On March 30, 2001, ACMEA submitted a proposal to Denyce Holsey of Labor Relations to remediate these inequities by increasing salaries of affected represented managers. Subsequent discussion with Board members led us to believe that the Board would correct the problem by granting the increases retroactive to December 24, 2000.
To date, there has been no authorization given by the Board to resolve this issue. We are reiterating our position that this egregious behavior is unacceptable and is viewed by Operating Engineers #3, the Alameda County Employees Labor Coalition and the Central Labor Council as ďanti-union and an action to discourage union organization/membership".
Cc: Alameda County
Employees Labor Coalition;