Region 3 Update

Region 3: Mediation Scheduled for July

SACRAMENTO _ CFI and the Region 3 Courts are set to go to mediation on July 7 in an effort to reach an agreement.
The State Mediation and Conciliation Service assigned a mediator after the two sides agreed a mediator could help resolve outstanding issues.
Negotiations resumed May 9 after members resoundingly rejected the Region's Last Best and Final Offer (LBFO) of March 15, 2017. The Region’s offer asked members to give up employee protections and priority for work.
CFI made a counter proposal on May 9 for a 3-year deal with a 16% in wage increases overall, minus provisions that would compromise employee rights and protections. The Region did not counter that and instead proposed mediation, saying there is no offer on the table from the Courts.
Your CFI Region 3 Bargaining Committee has been negotiating with the Courts since late July 2016; our contract expired September 30, 2016.