County of Santa Clara

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

Having a problem at work? Contact your steward first.

Reclassification Window

November 24 through December 29, 2014 is the open window when an SEIU Local 521 (former SEIU Local 715 contract only) member may request a reclassification. We were able to win improvements to our contract language that requires the County to complete reclassifications within one year from the date of the request.

Section 20.1 – Reclassification
A worker may request reclassification through his/her department during the month of October or such time as designated by the Director of Personnel but in any event no less than one (1) month per year. The department shall forward all requests to the Director of Personnel’s designee with a recommendation for approval or denial. No request for reclassification may be made in a year where there is a reallocation window.
(For a full definition, see page 97 of the Santa Clara County MOU, Article 20 – Classification.)

Want to apply for a reclassification?

SEIU 521 is holding trainings to get you prepared for your presentation. You may attend one of the following trainings:

Reclassification Trainings

Wednesday, Dec. 3 10:00-11:30 a.m. 40 participants
Wednesday, Dec. 3 6:00-7:30 p.m. 40 participants
Tuesday, Dec. 9 6:00-7:30 p.m. 40 participants

All trainings will be held at SEIU Local 521 (2302 Zanker Road, San Jose). Trainings are for full union members only. Non-members who wish to attend must become a member by signing a membership card.

All participants MUST RSVP to the Receptionist at (408) 678-3300 or

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Chapter Meetings & Events

Leadership Council / General Membership Meeting: TBD
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, 6:00 p.m.
SEIU 521 office, 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose

Steward Workshops
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Chapter News

Departmental Agreements Reopening

Existing departmental agreements may be opened during the month of November 2014. Please note the aforementioned only applies to the following bargaining units:

  • Administrative, Professional & Technical Unit
  • Blue Collar Unit, Clerical Unit
  • Environmental Health Unit
  • Probation Counselor Safety Unit
  • Public Health Nursing Unit

If you have questions, please contact your union steward.

Chapter Election Results – UNOFFICIAL


Our contract is now online:

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

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Chapter Newsletter: The Workers’ Voice

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)

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 Contract

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

SSA-DEBS Continuing Operations Side-letter (PDF)

Santa Clara County Chapter Bylaws (PDF)


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