County of Marin - News Releases - Employee Strike Averted

For Immediate Release
June 30, 2018

Labor Deal Reached, Employee Strike Averted

County and largest bargaining unit come to tentative agreement

San Rafael, CA – There will not be a strike by County of Marin employees. That means there will be no picketing today at the Marin County Fair on its opening day.

The Marin Association of Public Employees (MAPE), the County’s largest bargaining unit with more than 1,300 employees, reached a tentative three-year labor agreement with County representatives at approximately 11:20 p.m. Friday, June 29, after a full day of mediated negotiations at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael.

MAPE has set a ratification vote for Monday, July 9. The tentative agreement must be ratified by the Marin County Board of Supervisors, and its next meeting is Tuesday, July 10.

The terms of the agreement include a one-time bargaining bonus of $1,000 for employees making less than $90,000 per year and $500 for those making more than $90,000. The wage adjustments are 2.5 percent in 2018, 3 percent in 2019, and 2.5 percent in 2020. Other specific terms of agreement will be released later on Saturday, June 30, and will be available on the County’s labor negotiations webpage.

MAPE had intended to stage a strike from Sunday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 3, following a Saturday demonstration just outside the ticket booths on the first day of the Marin County Fair.

“Fortunately, there will be no strike and County business resumes as usual,” said County Administrator Matthew Hymel. “We appreciate our employees and we are glad to have reached an agreement.”


Mary Hao
Human Resources

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 415
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6114
Email: Mary Hao