SEIU 721, Southern California public service workers

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Gregg Fritchle, SEIU 721 member and endorsed candidate is looking for some volunteers for his campaign.
| Tags: assembly, california, Campaign, election 2014, seiu 721
Having gone through a dry spring and hot summer, California is in the throngs of one of the worst droughts in recent history. Residents in Inland Southern California know all too well that, while water makes the desert green, it can also tax resources both financially and environmentally. SEIU 721 City of Riverside members at the Riverside Public Utilities' Customer Service and 311 Call Centers know they have to be extra cool and professional when the mercury soars.
| Tags: call center, City of Riverside, drought, riverside, seiu 721
After several years of stop and start negotiations with Riverside County, Per Diem workers at Riverside County Regional Medical Center (RCRMC) and Inpatient Treatment Facilities (ITF) finally won the right to organize, and on Tuesday, Sept. 23, after all the votes were counted, workers overwhelmingly voted to join SEIU Local 721.
| Tags: contract, election, organizing, per diem, RCRMC, riverside county, seiu721, union
Over 100 riders and passengers registered for the 70 mile Hogs for Dogs poker motorcycle ride this past Saturday, Sept. 20, to benefit Ventura County Animal Services.
| Tags: Hogs for Dogs, Motorcycle Ride, Poker Ride, Poker Run, SEIU 721, Tri-Counties
The SEIU 721 Riverside County Medical Retiree Benefits bargaining team met with County representatives on Tuesday, Aug. 26, for their first bargaining session. The team presented a proposal on improving the $25 a month retiree health benefit. Calling it a "win-win situation," members encouraged management to consider the proposal on increasing and restructuring the parameters of the current benefit.
| Tags: contract, medical benefits, negotiations, retirement security, riverside county, seiu721
Priya Mathur and Theresa Taylor, both SEIU endorsed CalPERS candidates, have won their election with a clear majority.
| Tags: CalPERS, election, endorsements, SEIU, SEIU 721, voting
A Ventura County Superior Court judge, Kent Kellegrew, issued a final ruling to take the pension-killing measure off the November ballot. The judge ruled that if the measure was against state law and if it was allowed to stay on the ballot it would result in a waste of taxpayer money because it could not be legally enacted.
| Tags: Pensions, SEIU 721, Tri-Counties, Ventura, Ventura County
Elected members of SEIU Local 721 and five additional unions representing a wide range of city workers--from librarians to sanitation truck drivers to crossing guards--took...
| Tags: bargaining, clean-up, contract, contract campaign, fixla, lacity, seiu721
SEIU 721 City of Santa Paula members voted to approve the Last, Best and Final Offer on July 8, 2014.
| Tags: City of Santa Paula, Last Best and Final Offer, SEIU 721, Tri-Counties, Vote
SEIU 721 members in the City of Palm Springs voted 87% to ratify a proposed contract with management on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The four-year contract was approved by City Council on Wednesday evening.
| Tags: bargaining, contract, MOU, negotiations, Palm Springs, SEIU 721
Public employees have been under attack by anti-worker interest groups who have tried to blame public service workers for the recession. The real facts are that Riverside County public service retirees only receive $25 a month toward retiree medical benefits and current workers are below community standards in wages.
| Tags: bargaining, contract, negotiations, Reopener, riverside county, seiu 721, survey
The SEIU 721 City of Palm Springs bargaining team negotiated a tentative agreement with Palm Springs management on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. City workers will see a 4% salary increase over the four-year contract. A ratification vote will be held Tuesday, July 15.
| Tags: bargaining, City of Palm Springs, contract, inland area, MOU, negotiations, Palm Springs, seiu 721, union
721 members decided to take action and help get a revenue option on the November ballot that would help stop the cuts and that effort became Proposition 30.
| Tags: budget cuts, calfornia, furlough, prop 30, seiu721
Following several weeks of City of Hemet worker testimonies on how proposed layoffs and cuts will affect working families and the need to respect the collective bargaining process, the Hemet City Council approved a budget that calls for elimination of positions and more cuts.
| Tags: City Council Meeting, City of Hemet, collective bargaining, contract, hemet, negotiations, seiu721, Tim Burke
With the primary over, COPE will be hosting a couple of more town halls to give SEIU 721 members the opportunity to hear from candidates in the previously "unendorsed" races.
| Tags: COPE, Election, la county, seiu 721
SEIU 721 members are on the frontlines of providing public service and can be the best advocates for public services.
| Tags: budget cuts, COPE, public service, sacramento, seiu721
SEIU Local 721 members made endorsements in 86 campaigns covering six southern California Counties.
| Tags: California, Election, seiu 721
SEIU Local 721 social workers spoke up at the Board of Supervisors meeting on May 20 to urge the Board to support children in Santa Barbara County by improving recruitment and retention of social workers to keep children safe.
| Tags: Board of Supervisors, Child Safety, LA County, members, Priorities, Santa Barbara County, SEIU 721, Social Workers
The SEIU 721 bargaining team and Palm Springs management have held several productive bargaining sessions over the past two weeks. The last session was held on Tuesday, May 20. SEIU 721 researchers produced a deep financial report on the City's finances and the bargaining team is analyzing those findings.
| Tags: bargaining, bargaining team, CalPERS, healthcare, inland empire, Palm Springs, seiu 721
SEIU 721 COPE members are kicking into high gear for 2014 elections.
| Tags: 2014, Election, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, seiu 721