The Workers’ Voice – Nov., 2011

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In this issue:

Occupy Julian Street - 01

Occupy Julian Street - Nov. 1, 2011

“We are the 99%” came to Julian Street in San Jose on Nov. 1st and SEIU 521 members made some NOISE!

The event was organized to highlight the current contract negotiations between Santa Clara County and the Social Service Supervisory Unit, which is being asked to take steeper cuts than any other employee group to date.

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We are the 99 percentSEIU 521 plans solidarity march for jobs

It’s time to declare an Economic Emergency for the 99%. On Nov. 17, we will peacefully join the Occupy movement at sites all across the country and demand an economy and a country that works for everyone, not just the 1%.

Join us in San Jose:

THURS. NOV. 17 – 5 PM
200 E. Santa Clara Street
March from San Jose State University MLK Library
(S. 4th St. and E. San Fernando St.) to City Hall.

Join us by filling out our online commitment form at

Remaining 2011 Meetings

– General Membership Meeting: Thursday, November 17 CANCELLED – please attend the Occupy San Jose Action

– Combined Chapter Leadership & General Membership Meeting: Thursday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. – Location to be announced. Please RSVP at (408) 678-3300 to attend.

How will the Governor’s pension plan impact members?

Governor Brown presented a 12-point proposal for reforming California’s pension system in October, immediately raising questions about how public employees’ retirement security will be impacted.

The next Pension Committee meeting is 6 p.m. Nov. 15.

Trigger cuts are coming!

When the state passed its most recent budget, it included “trigger cuts,” automatic cuts to programs that would be made if state agencies make a grim economic forecast. If the trigger is pulled, it will affect thousands of SEIU 521 members and the services we provide.

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