County of Santa Clara

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

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Chapter Meetings & Events

Leadership Council / General Membership Meeting:
3rd Thursday of every month, 6:00-8:00pm

Next meeting: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Please RSVP at or (408) 678-3300.


2015 meeting schedule:

  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17

 Wage Realignment Presentations to Union Negotiators

The following are the wage realignment presentation dates to our union negotiators by bargaining unit:

1.       Blue Collar Unit, Saturday, April 25, Start time 9:00 a.m.

2.       Clerical Unit, Saturday, May 9, Start time 9:00 a.m.

3.       Environmental Health Unit, Thursday, April 30, Start time 1:00 p.m.

4.       Social Services Unit, Thursday, April 30, Start time 2:00 p.m.

5.       Administrative, Professional & Technical Unit: 3 dates:

  • a.     Tuesday, April 28, Start time 6:00 p.m.
  • b.     Wednesday, April 29, Start time 6:00 p.m.
  • c.     Sunday, May 3, Start time 9:30 a.m.

In order to present to your individual bargaining unit negotiators, you must reserve by calling our union at 408.678.3300Please make your reservation no later than Friday, April 24, noon. You will learn of your set presentation time at time of reservation. You generally will have 10 minutes to present followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers by the negotiators.


March For Babies, April 25!

March of Dimes logo




SEIU 521 will be participating again in the March for Babies!

DATE: Saturday, April 25, 2015

TIME: Registration: 8:00 AM
Walk Begins: 9:00 AM

PLACE: Plaza de Cesar Chavez
S. Market St. & W. San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95113

To join and/or donate to our team, please go to our official team page.

For more information, please see our flier (PDF).


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

Steward Workshops
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Chapter News

Chapter Newsletter: The Workers’ Voice

Worker’s Voice – December 2014 (PDF)

Chapter News Archive

Chapter Election Results – UNOFFICIAL


Our contract is now online:

Santa Clara County Chapter Contract-2013-2015 (PDF)

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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 November 17, 2014

Stewards A-Z (PDF) | Stewards by Dept (PDF)

Chapter Bargaining Team 

County of Santa Clara Bargaining Team 2015

Chapter Contract

Santa Clara County Chapter Contract-2013-2015 (PDF)

SSA-DEBS Continuing Operations Side-letter (PDF)

Santa Clara County Chapter Bylaws (PDF)


Newsletter Archive

The Workers’ Voice VOL 33, NO 6 – September 2014 (PDF)

The Workers’ Voice VOL 33, no. 5 – June 2014 (PDF)

The Workers’ Voice Vol. 33 no. 4 – May 2014 (PDF)

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)

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