SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Sunnyvale announced today that a tentative agreement has been reached with members of the Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA), thus averting work stoppages scheduled to begin this morning.
The City reached the agreement during a meeting that went into the early morning of May 1 with union representatives. The meeting was facilitated by Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez. The exact terms of the tentative agreement have not been announced pending approval of the contract by the SEA rank-and-file.
"We are very pleased to have reached this tentative agreement with our employees," said Sunnyvale Mayor Glenn Hendricks. "We are extremely proud of the work our employees do every day and believe our City services are second to none. This agreement means those services won't be unnecessarily interrupted during work stoppages. We are also very grateful to Supervisor Chavez for getting the two sides together to facilitate the deal."
"This is what happens when both sides roll up their sleeves and work together to find common ground," stated City Manager Deanna J. Santana. "Sunnyvale wins!"
SEA voted to authorize a strike April 25. SEA had negotiated with the City for two years. The SEA represents more than 400 Sunnyvale employees who perform a broad range of duties. They include parks and recreation workers, maintenance workers, water treatment plant employees, building and inspection department employees and public safety records keepers.
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SOURCE City of Sunnyvale