2014 Election of Chapter Officers and Negotiators
NOTICE OF ELECTION — Aug. 8-22
NOMINATION PERIOD — Aug. 29-Sept. 12
Deadline for submitting nomination forms: September 12, 2014, 5 p.m.
Nomination Form (PDF)
ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATION — Sept. 15-19
Official Acceptance of Nomination Forms will be available at a later date.
ELECTION — Sept. 29-Oct. 10
More details will be sent via email at a later date.
Care Package Drive for U. S. Military
SEIU 521 is leading a care package drive for our service members overseas and veterans at home. Our goal is to put together 521 care packages and pay for shipping between now and Veterans Day—November 11.
The Community First Contract Action Team (CATs) is working with multiple community-based organizations to reach our goal. Our Union will be having a meeting to reach our unit goal of sponsoring two packages each.
If you are interested in participating, or for more information, please contact a Contract Action Team member.
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.)
We represent nearly 11,000 workers at the County of Santa Clara.
Having a problem at work? Contact your steward first.
Leadership Council / General Membership Meeting
Next Meeting: Thursday, September 18 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Social Services Agency, Building 1 Auditorium
333 W. Julian St, San Jose
Note: This meeting will be dedicated to review of the recommended changes to our Chapter Bylaws. Please stay posted as we will try to get the revisions out to the Leadership Council prior to the meeting for review.
Please RSVP at SEIU521.Receptionist@seiu521.org 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, 6:00 p.m.
SEIU 521 office, 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose
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Chapter Newsletter: The Workers’ Voice
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.
Click here for the latest contract updates and news.
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
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
SCC Contract 2011-2013 (PDF)