AFSCME Local 127 Ratifies Contract with City of San Diego

Members of AFSCME Local 127 have agreed to a two-year contract with the City of San Diego, with 87 percent of voters voting ‘yes’ for ratification.

One year ago, the Local 127 membership ratified a one-year contract that did not include any wage increases. The City used the COVID-19 pandemic as reason for denying a wage increase. Just a few weeks ago, the City still refused to offer a wage increase. However, after the passing of the American Rescue Plan, which AFSCME lobbied tirelessly for, the Local 127 negotiations team managed to secure the first significant wage increase that the membership has seen in years.

This new contract secures an eight percent wage increase over two years, with the first four percent increase starting during the first full pay period of July 2021 and the second increase starting during the first full pay period of July 2022. This agreement also manages to stave off any furloughs and layoffs. Additionally, bargaining unit members will see an increase in health care cost allotment. For more details on what the bargaining unit will receive, click here. You can also read the message from President Rodney Fowler Sr. here.

This is a great accomplishment for Local 127 members. Thank you to the entire negotiations team, Business Representative Leticia Munguia, and Office Manager Martha Vergara for their hard work! This would not have been possible without the participation of the Local 127 membership, so continue to be engaged with your Local Union.