City of Hayward, SEIU reach labor deal

The city of Hayward has reached a tentative agreement with Service Employees International Union Local 1021 negotiators on a new three-year labor contract, City Manager Fran David said today.

She said the union will now present the agreement to its members for a ratification vote.

David said in a statement:

“I am pleased to announce that negotiations with SEIU 1021 have drawn to a close and we are poised to move forward pending a ratification vote of our employees.”

SEIU Local 1021 officials weren’t immediately available for comment.

David said:

“This has been a long, complex and grueling negotiation. I am proud of our bargaining team for the dedication and relentless creativity they have shown in arriving at this deal over so many months. …¬†Likewise, I thank our employees who are our local SEIU leaders for working within the city’s difficult financial constraints and with our negotiating team to forge a constructive agreement.”

David said it would be “inappropriate” for her to release the details of the tentative agreement before employees vote on it.

But she said:

“I believe that the deal provides a solid foundation for a partnership with our SEIU employees which allows us to move forward as an organization serving Hayward.”