Garden Grove Negotiations Update: May 31, 2022

Dear Garden Grove member,

On May 26, 2022, the Garden Grove Employees League and the Garden Grove City Employees Association Negotiations Team met with City representatives for our second negotiation session. At our first meeting, we presented our initial proposal to the City and presented our rationale behind each proposal. Recall that our team reviewed the regional public sector market, inflation, health care costs, retirement costs, city budget data and most importantly the 2022 Negotiations Survey to craft our initial proposal. 

During the negotiations session the City and the Union were able to make progress on multiple proposals. However, there remains some gap between the parties on the issues that are of most importance to the membership. The bargaining team reiterated the challenges facing Garden Grove public servants, and held the line on our most important demands. We agreed to meet again on Thursday, June 9, for our next negotiations session. 

STAY INFORMED! Please check your home emails or find a member of the Negotiations Team for ongoing negotiations updates. You can opt-in for text message updates related to negotiations by texting the word GGUnion to the number 43506.

In Solidarity,

Garden Grove Negotiations Team 

Association Bargaining Team

Dana Saucedo
Brandy Park
Jennifer Peterson


League Bargaining Team

Mike Rocha
Brandon Nunes
Joe Trujillo
Richard Pinkston

Publication Date: May 31, 2022