County of Santa Clara

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

MemberLink, a Secure Website for Our Members

We launched MemberLink, a secure website for our union members.

It’s user friendly and includes our union contract, exclusive union member benefits, specific chapter news displayed on our own home page, a list of contacts if you have an issue at work, the ability to RSVP for meetings and trainings, and basic grievance information. Register now!

Make sure you have your SEIU 521 Union Member ID ready, so that it’s faster to register (Option 1 ONLY). If you don’t know your Member ID, contact your SEIU 521 union office.

You can also register by entering the last four digits of your employee number and selecting your employer (“County – Santa Clara” under Option 2 ONLY).

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April 2, 2018

Steward Nominations Now Open

The time for all Steward candidates to collect signatures on their Steward Nomination Petitions from union members in their work unit will run from April 2 through April 13, 2018.

The nomination process is for:

  • All current stewards who wish to continue their role; and
  • All full dues-paying members who would like to join the ranks of our Chapter’s stewards.

Download Rules and Details (PDF)

Download the Steward Nomination Form (Legal size PDF)


Dec. 5, 2017

The Workers’ Voice – December 2017

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In this issue:
–  REMINDER: Reallocation window opening; training this week
–  SEIU and County sue to block DACA repeal
–  Staffing issues resolution
–  DA’s office reaches Departmental Agreement


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Chapter Archive

Chapter Meetings & Events

Leadership Council / General Membership Meeting
3rd Thursday of every month, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
SEIU 521 office, 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose
RSVP at or (408) 678-3300.

Back Log Meetings With County
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month

Healthcare Reform Member Committee Meetings
On Tuesday before the 4th Thursday of the month, 6:00 p.m.
SEIU 521 office, 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose

Steward Workshops
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Chapter Leadership

Chapter Officers Chapter Chair:

  • wRen Bradley, Social Services

Deputy Chapter Chairs:

  • Mullissa Willette, Assessor’s Office
  • Marvin Gin, VMC


  • Francisco Diaz, Office of the Assessor


  • Michael Dunleavy, Social Services

Vice Chairs:

  • Administrative, Professional, and Technical (APT) – Carlton Allen, Surgical Daycare (VMC)
  • Blue Collar – Jason Dorsey, Facilities
  • Clerical – David Parker, Pretrial
  • Eligibility Supervisors – Frank Medina, Social Services
  • Eligibility Workers – Yvet Aguayo, Social Services
  • Environmental Health (EVH) – Peder Eriksson, Jr, EVH
  • Probation Counselor Safety – Thaddeus Bangle, Probation
  • Public Health Nursing – Timothy Hill, Public Health
  • Social Services – Hector San Roman, Social Services
  • Social Service Supervisors – Carla Torres, Social Services


Chapter Stewards – Updated January 17, 2018

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Interested in becoming a steward? Download the nomination form (PDF).


Chapter Bargaining Team – Updated November 10, 2015

County of Santa Clara Bargaining Team 2015

Chapter Contract

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Santa Clara County Chapter Contract (6/22/2015-6/16/2019) 

SSA-DEBS Continuing Operations Side-letter

Santa Clara County Chapter Bylaws

Santa Clara County Merit System Rules

Chapter Archive

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Chapter Newsletters

VOL 36, Issue 3: July 6, 2017

VOL 36, Issue 2: May 3, 2017

VOL 36, Issue 1: February 2017

Vol. 35, Issue 2: December 2016

Vol. 35, Issue 1: November 2016

Sept. 25, 2017

Convention delegates election results

Dear Santa Clara County members,

Thank you to everyone who came out to vote for your chapter delegates to the SEIU 521 Localwide Convention. Your elected delegates are:

  1. Yvet Aguayo
  2. Tina Garnica
  3. Jose Hernandez
  4. Marilyn Mara
  5. Rosalinda Nunez
  6. Michael Randle

Our thanks to all the candidates!

Members in action!

Our members in action on June 20, 2017 to say NO to a medical re-opener.

Medical Re-Opener? No, Thanks!

June 20, 2017

Our Contract Negotiators believe we should not be negotiating with so many UNKNOWNS at this time. With the federal government threatening the Affordable Care Act and federal funding to our sanctuary county, we believe the county’s priority should be preserving quality services that put our community first.

Medical ReopenerOn June 20, member leaders and negotiators came to the Board of Supervisors meeting to voice their concerns from the membership. The Board heard the overwhelming concerns from our leaders and agreed that they would have further discussions regarding our health care reopener in closed session.

Let’s continue to remind the County that we need to focus on putting our community first!
Get involved! Become a Contract Action Team member (CAT) for the benefits reopener.
Interested in becoming a CAT? Download the CAT sign‐up form here.

Medical Re-Opener? No, Thanks! – May 31, 2017

During the last contract negotiations, SEIU Santa Clara County members were able to beat back increases to our members’ medical coverage with a limited re-opener this June, in anticipation of the 2018 Cadillac tax.

Even though the Cadillac tax has been extended to 2020, the County thinks we should still negotiate our medical coverage this June.  Our Negotiators believe we should not be negotiating with so many UNKNOWNS at this time. With the federal government threatening the Affordable Care Act and federal funding to our sanctuary county, we believe the county’s priority should be preserving quality services that put our community first.

Please join us for more information at an upcoming unity break at your worksite.
Download the unity break schedule (June 5 to June 16, 2017).

IS/ISD Reorganization – Update #1 – Dec. 12, 2016

As many of you know, ISD, HHS-IS, and SSA-IS has been working on a reorganization/reclassification for the last two years. Representatives from your union have been attending these ITCC Committee meetings on a monthly basis to ensure we protect your rights. The ITCC website offers updates to all workers on the continued efforts of the county working with consulting firms Radford and Gartner.

Read our first update (PDF)

Stay informed and get involved; your job and salary may change!

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Santa Clara County Chapter Contract (2013-2015)

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