Monterey County Workers Address Crisis of Priorities

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Contact: Katherine Small, (714) 515-0217

Monterey County Workers Address Crisis of Priorities

SEIU Local 521 members rally to demand accountability

Salinas, Calif. – As Monterey County’s contract with its 3,000 union workers expires June 30, members of Service Employees International Union Local 521 are staging a rally to call on the Board of Supervisors to hold the Chief Administrative Officer Lew Bauman accountable.

Despite doomsday projections by the CAO, the county expects to end the current year with a surplus and a balanced budget for 2017. What the county is facing is a crisis of priorities. Under the CAO’s leadership, Monterey County has spent millions of dollars in capital projects and management perk but has failed to invest in frontline workers and services that lift up our community.

Members of SEIU 521 will hold a worksite rally to call on the Board of Supervisors to invest in county workers and the communities they serve.

Rally at Natividad Medical Center

When: Wednesday, June 29 from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Where: In front of 400 Building at NMC, 1441 Constitution in Salinas

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Service Employees International Union, Local 521 represents 40,000 public- and nonprofit, private-sector workers in the central Bay Area region and in the Central Valley. Under a Community First vision, we are committed to making sure the needs of our community, and the vital services we provide our community, come first. We believe our communities thrive when residents, leaders and workers recognize that we are all in this together when it comes to our safety, health, and well-being.

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