Despite accusations from SEIU that the Supervisors never negotiated in good faith, the Kern County Supervisors declared impasse on Tuesday.

This was only one of three such declarations made at Tuesday’s meeting, as the Unions representing police lieutenants and commanders also saw impasses decalred.


Kern County supervisors voted unanimously to declare impasse in bargaining with the Service Employees International Union Tuesday after four months of talks.

Members of SEIU, Local 521, came to the podium, one after the other, to record each of the proposals the union had made to the county that were rejected.

They included a 5 percent differential pay for social workers assigned child protective services pay, reasonable notice before layoffs and other logistical items.

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