City of Sunnyvale employees are represented by six recognized employee organizations, including the Sunnyvale Employees’ Association (SEA), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Sunnyvale Managers Association (SMA), Public Safety Officers Association (PSOA), Public Safety Managers’ Association (PSMA), and Communication Officers Association (COA). Additionally, there are approximately 50 confidential employees, including department directors and some managers, not represented by any formal organization.
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SPECIAL LABOR NEGOTIATION UPDATES
The City of Sunnyvale and their largest miscellaneous labor association, Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA), have been unable to reach agreement for a successor Memorandum of Understanding. As part of this process, the labor association has declared impasse and entered into a Fact-Finding process. This process provides for a three person panel, 1 member of the labor association, 1 member of the City organization and 1 member as a neutral third party, to receive information and make a finding that is presented to the City Council. The information provided to the City Council is non-binding.
The Fact-Finding hearing was held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The documents presented by both the City and SEA can be found at the links below.
MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING
Communication Officers Association (COA)
This Association represents approximately 20 employees in three classifications: Public Safety Dispatcher-in-Training, Public Safety Dispatcher, and Senior Public Safety Dispatcher.
Public Safety Managers Association (PSMA)
This Association represents approximately 10 employees in two classifications: Public Safety Captain and Deputy Chief of Public Safety.
Public Safety Officers Association (PSOA)
This Association represents approximately 200 sworn personnel employed in the following classifications: Public Safety Lieutenant, Public Safety Officer, and Public Safety Officer-in-Training.
Service Employees International Union, Local 521 (SEIU)
This Union is the exclusive representative for approximately 50 regular part-time employees in the Library and for selected classifications in several other departments in the City. Local 521 is a chartered local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), AFL-CIO in Washington, DC, and is also associated with the California State Council of SEIU in Sacramento, CA.
Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA)
This Association represents approximately 485 employees employed in 170 job classifications. The major classification groups represented are Planners, Engineers, Parks Maintenance, Public Works Maintenance, Water Pollution Control Operators, Mechanics, Clerical, Accounting, and other technical positions.
Sunnyvale Managers Association (SMA)
This Association represents approximately 75 mid-management employees in approximately 70 job classifications, including assistant department directors, division managers, program managers, and management analysts.