As reported last week, a plan that would set stipends for SEIU Local 1000 officers at 10 percent above the highest-salaried classification in the union is on the union’s board agenda for next month.
For the current officers, given the difference between their union-reimbursed salaries and the ceiling set by the stipend formula, total costs to SEIU Local 1000 would be roughly $330,000 per year, according to The Sacramento Bee’s calculations.
President Yvonne Walker, who earns about $50,000 per year, would receive an annual stipend of roughly $100,000, for a total income of about $150,000. Vice presidents Margarita Maldonado, Tamekia Robinson and Theresa Taylor would receive between $66,000 and nearly $100,000 to reach an income target of about $140,000.
Here’s the proposal language, which is part of a larger overhaul of the local’s policy file.
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The State Worker has received a considerable number of emails and telephone calls regarding the plan, so we’ve decided to distill those comments into a poll and invite blog users to weigh in. If you haven’t already, read the Sept. 10 news report and then take the poll.
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