SEIU 721, Southern California public service workers

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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
Members of Local 721 and SEIU State Council have endorsed incumbent and current Board Vice-President Priya Mathur and candidate Theresa Taylor to fill the State and Public Agency Member Representative seats for the CalPERS Board of Administration.
| 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
In record numbers, Riverside County members voted to elect two Bargaining Teams that will have the opportunity to negotiate for contract improvements on two important topics - retiree medical benefits and job parity fairness.
| Tags: contract campaign, election, inland area, inland empire, medical benefits, retirement security, riverside, Riverside County, seiu721, vote
A union wide push for pay equity and fairness, SEIU 721 members have won a major victory that will provide members with increases in FLEX benefits and up to 8% more in pay over the next two years.
| Tags: collective bargaining, flex, Riverside County, seiu 721
After a lengthy legal process which lasted almost five years, PERB has ruled Riverside County violated the rights of SEIU 721 members when it declared impasse in 2009 and denied step increases to several hundred members. These workers are owed thousands of dollars in back pay and interest penalties.
| Tags: contract, labor, PERB, riverside county, SEIU 721
Reflecting on the past and moving toward the future, negotiations between SEIU 721 Palm Springs General Unit and city management began on Wednesday, April 15, 2014, with the union acknowledging the retirement of SEIU negotiator Mark Reid's years of service and having optimism for this year's bargaining.
| Tags: bargaining, bargaining team, City of Palm Springs, negotiations, Palm Springs, seiu 721