Redwood City workers ratify contract

For Immediate Release – June 16, 2011

Contact: Jerry Jimenez – (408) 219-9636

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – After months of negotiating, Redwood City workers voted to ratify a three-year contract on June 15.

SEIU Local 521 members worked diligently since January to reach a deal that was in the best interest of Redwood City residents.

“We understand the city’s economic situation, and we’re always willing to do our part to maintain services,” said Rich del Ben, SEIU Local 521 Chapter Chair. “That’s why we looked for solutions that benefit the whole community.”

“Our goal is always to provide top quality services to Redwood City families,” said Cheryl Easterbrook, Secretary for Engineering and Transportation. “In these tough economic times, we always strived toward an agreement that maintains community services, and we’re happy to have accomplished that.”


The Service Employees International Union is an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide. SEIU is dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society. For more information, visit

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