County of Santa Clara

Breaking News


SEIU 521 and Santa Clara County have been working together to help Extra Help workers score higher on the employment test(s) to better their chances of becoming permanent employees.

The County will be providing a workshop for extra help workers.

Pathway to Permanency – Helpful Tips for a Successful Transition

Participants will learn the following:

  • Employment application process for Santa Clara County
  • Study skills to prepare for employment exams
  • How to develop better test preparation skills for the future
  • How to prepare physically and mentally for an exam

WHEN: Wednesday, April 16, or Monday, April 21

SPACE IS LIMITED (30 participants per workshop) – REGISTER TODAY!

Register with SEIU 521 Receptionist at (408) 678-3300


April 16 Workshop – Register by April 11

April 21 Workshop – Register by April 17

For more information, please click here.


Cesar Chavez MovieCésar Chávez Movie
Don’t miss this movie in honor of our local hero César Chávez. The screening of the Movie of the Life of César Chávez will be in local theaters starting March 28.
Local Participating Theaters: Century 20 Oakridge (San Jose) │ Century 20 Great Mall (Milpitas) | Tennant Station Cinemas 11 (Morgan Hill) │ Century Cinemas 16 (Mt. View) | Century 9 (San Francisco)


March for babies
SEIU Local 521 will be participating in this year’s march for babies.
Learn how you can help.

2014 Steward Elections

It’s time to elect our new chapter stewards! Nominations open Monday, March 24 and close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4.
Download and print the nomination form (PDF – print on legal size paper)


Report Safety Hazards

If you wish to report a safety hazard at your worksite, please use this presentation to help guide you through the process.  (PDF; PowerPoint not required to view.)


More contract updates and news


We represent nearly 11,000 workers at the County of Santa Clara.

Having a problem at work? Contact your steward first.

Quick Links:
Chapter Meetings & Events
Chapter News
Chapter Leadership: Officers and Stewards
Chapter Contract(s)


Chapter Meetings & Events

Leadership Council / General Membership Meeting
Next meeting: To be announced
SEIU Local 521 Office, 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose
Please RSVP at or (408) 678-3300.

Back Log meetings with county
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Healthcare Reform Member Committee meetings
The Tuesday before the 4th Thursday of the Month
SEIU office, 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose

Steward Workshops
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Chapter News

Get your Chapter updates by text messaging and/or email
Sign up now to get the latest bargaining updates and meeting reminders.
For text messages only, simply text 521SCCO to 787753 to subscribe.
(Standard text messages rates may apply. Read more.)

Chapter Newsletter: The Workers’ Voice

The Workers’ Voice Vol. 33 no. 3 – March 2014 (PDF)

The Workers’ Voice Vol. 33 no. 2 – March 2014 (PDF)

The Workers’ Voice Vol. 33 no. 1 – January 2014 (PDF)

Exempt Versus Non Exempt Job Classes (PDF)

SSA-DEBS Continuing Operations Sideletter Agreement Ratified
Read the side-letter here (PDF)

Santa Clara County wage increase comes just in time for the Holidays
SEIU 521 won an important wage increase victory this past August when our SEIU 521 Community First campaign pushed the Santa Clara County to offer a 5% wage increase (over two years) on the same day members were scheduled to vote for a strike date.

Community First: Not just a slogan
We stood together and put Community First.
Read the op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News about how our work continues.

We have a contract

Bargaining Updates:
Click here for the latest contract updates and news.

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Officers

Chapter Chair:
wRen Bradley, Social Services

Deputy Chapter Chairs:
Patricia McClure, Dept of Alcohol and Drug
David Parker, Probation

Diana Marroquin, Community Health

Michael Dunleavy, Social Services

Vice Chairs:
APT – Pauline Wade
Blue Collar – Lupe Sandoval Jr., ROV
Clerical – Muriel Frederick, Clerk of the Board
Eligibility Supervisors – Frank Medina, AAC
Eligibility Workers – Claudia Eck, DEBS
Environmental Health – Peder Eriksson, Jr, EVH
Probation Counselor Safety – Thaddeus Bangle
Public Health Nursing – Timothy Hill, Public Health
Social Services – Hector San Roman, Social Services
Social Service Supervisors – Carla Torres, South County

Chapter Stewards (updated 01/14/2014)
Stewards A-Z (PDF) | Steward list by Dept (PDF)

Chapter Contract

SCC Contract 2011-2013 (PDF)

SSA-DEBS Continuing Operations Side-letter (PDF)

SCC Chapter Bylaws (PDF)


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