Resolution in pay increase processing error

February 27, 2020

Dear Region 3 court interpreters, 
 
As you all already know we have ratified a new agreement assenting to an increase in pay as well as a signing bonus that was expected to take effect this past pay period which commenced on February 3, 2020.   Everyone in Region 3 was supposed to receive their increase in the paycheck that was issued on February 21, 2020 along with one-time taxable payment bonus.   The Union –CFI- recently learned that not all employees in Region 3 received this increase or the bonus as parties concurred.  Our court interpreter-employees in Kern County were among some of the employees that did not obtain the raise or their bonus.  Kern County employees were the most affected as none of the court-interpreter employees received their increase in pay nor their bonus as promised after the contract ratification.   
 
 The court interpreter employees in Kern County  notified their Steward of this inaccuracy;  she immediately notified the union therefore the team could start working on this matter and address it with the proper parties.   Kern County’s Human Resources was contacted by the Steward on-site and on Tuesday February 25th 2020,  this issue was resolved; assuring that the court-interpreter employees will not only notice their raise in pay in the next paycheck but also the retroactive pay plus their one-time bonus.   
 
On behalf of the bargaining committee and CFI we would like to express our gratitude for bringing this to our attention and for giving us the opportunity to work on this.   This resolution could not have been accomplished in such rapid time without the help of the Steward in Kern County and other members of the bargaining committee –Thank you.  
 
 Moving forward, should you notice any discrepancies in your pay or if you need to contact one of the board members or someone in the bargaining team in Region 3 please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us.   
 
In Solidarity, 
 
Carmen Ramos
Janet Hudec
Joey Tobin
Rosa Trevizo