July Region 2 Newsletter

Region 2 in Action – Volume 2

A NEWSLETTER FOR SEIU LOCAL 521 MEMBERS IN THE COUNTIES OF MONTEREY, SAN BENITO, & SANTA CRUZ

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Region 2 in Action – Volume 2, July 2011 (PDF)

In this issue:

Across the region Units ratify contracts
With the overall goals of saving jobs and protecting services during a bad economy, members from Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties, and the City of Salinas all ratified their contracts this quarter.

Fighting for fair compensation for all, not just a few!
Salud Para La Gente is trying to delete salary steps and COLAs for workers and replace them with a merit-pay system.

Region 2 will see some staff changes this summer
Please welcome Debbie, Bryce and Adam.

Members defend social security benefits at City Council
City of Santa Cruz members attended the City Council meeting on July 26 to speak against cutting Social Security benefits for temporary workers.

SEIU Local 521 Biennial Convention
Oct. 7-9 in San Jose
Help set the course to rebuild our middle class: nominate yourself or a coworker to become a delegate!

The fight for a fair economy starts with us, starting now.
It is clear to all of us that our economy is not working. The SEIU 521 Executive Board and a dozen other member leaders met July 15-16 in Fresno to discuss how we can build the Fight for a Fair Economy campaign into a national movement.
NEXT UP: A follow-up to the Member Leader Action Conference is scheduled for Aug. 22 via telephone and video-conference. Delegates attending SEIU 521’s Biennial Convention, Oct. 7-9, will be charged with drafting ideas of how to take the Fight for a Fair Economy to our worksites.

Region 2 offices

MONTEREY COUNTY
334 MONTEREY STREET, SALINAS
831-784-2560

SAN BENITO COUNTY
449 SAN BENITO STREET SUITE 24, HOLLISTER
831-636-3455

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
517 B MISSION STREET, SANTA CRUZ
831-824-9255

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