The Marin Association of Public Employees (MAPE)* is going on strike to force Marin's Board of Supervisors to give them an 11% pay raise! Their demands are excessive and lack accountability.
Our supervisors vote on any contract. Tell them to reject MAPE's demands. And insist that Supervisors who have repeatedly accepted campaign money from MAPE -- Supervisors Katie Rice and Kate Sears -- recuse themselves from MAPE-related contract votes and negotiations.
Marin’s public employees are currently among the highest compensated employees in the entire U.S. (top 1%), even above (7.8% higher) San Francisco, where the cost of living is even greater than in Marin.
MAPE’s demanded pay raise is not performance based.
MAPE’s demanded pay raise is not need based.
The average Marin public employee makes $126,000 per year in total salary and pension and healthcare benefits. The average working adult in Marin makes $64,210.
MAPE salaries impact the County’s future pension and benefits liabilities. The County’s unfunded pension liabilities are already between $700 million and $1.2 billion (estimates vary).
The only way the County will be able to meet the additional financial obligation resulting from MAPE's demands is by raising taxes and fees on Marin residents who, on average, earn less than County employees.
We, the undersigned, ask the Marin Board of Supervisors to reject the salary demands of the Marin Association of Public Employees.