A state appeals court has sided with Tulare County workers and rejected an appeal from the county to not have to pay SEIU 521 members back-pay. The case stems all the way back to 2011 when the county violated our contract and imposed a freeze on promotions and pay increases.
“This is a victory for workers and SEIU members in Tulare County,” said Ryan Wilson, a supervising Child Support Officer and Tulare County Chapter President with SEIU Local 521. “We hope the county will accept this ruling and move on rather than waste more taxpayer dollars on court appeals.”
SEIU members have shown that when workers stand together, we can reverse anti-worker management decisions that violate our contract and hurt working families.
Said Kristy Sermersheim, the union’s Chief Elected Officer: “We are happy that both PERB and the appellate court have agreed that Tulare County violated our agreement and treated workers in bad faith. Our members are committed to serving the Tulare community and their work is indispensable. This is a fair, just and long overdue decision.”
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For Tulare County Workers:
Does the County owe you money? Come to the Special General Membership Meeting to find out!
Thursday, August 11th from 6:00-7:30pm
SEIU 521 Visalia Office, 1811 W. Sunnyside Ave.