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Santa Clara County Workers Launch Campaign with “Fruits of Our Labor”

SCCOfarmersmarket1Off to a “fresh” campaign start, members educated the public about the vast array of vital services available to residents.

Say “YES! I support investing in Santa Clara County!” 

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Contract Negotiations Update: May 19

Santa Clara County appears finally ready to take negotiations seriously. By that, we mean management has seriously turned down all of our proposals that would help put our community first.

“We are working to lift up our community, and the County needs to wake up and join us! Saying ‘NO’ to our innovative proposals while offering nothing back is not leadership.” - Carmella DiSopa, Revenues Collections Officer, Department of Revenue

Read more in the flyer. (PDF)

What’s Next? Weekly Unity Breaks!

Join us every week for unity breaks to support your Bargaining Team and remind management that we are STRONGER TOGETHER!

Print and distribute the flyer with schedule (PDF)

Contract Negotiations Update: May 12

The SEIU Local 521 elected bargaining team delivered our Community First opening proposals that outlined critical issues needing improvements in the county and recommendations for a path forward.

“The American Dream is slipping away in Santa Clara County. It’s become almost impossible to afford to live here, we struggle to survive. Let’s demand the County fix the inequality—for us, our families and our community!” ‐ Elba Arciniega, Patient Business Services Clerk, Valley Medical Center

Read more in the flyer. (PDF)

Pay by occupationWhat would you do with $62,416? For the vast majority of working families in Santa Clara County…. just scrape by.

We need the support of our community for the success of our contract campaign.

Here is what you can do:

1. Like and share widely the unequal pay graphic on Facebook with your co-workers, friends and family members.

2. Add your name to the petition: Yes, I support investing in Santa Clara County! Tell your coworkers, friends and family members to add their names to the petition.

3. Get involved at the negotiating table: Become a CAT (Contract Action Team) member! Contact Andrea at

Let’s win a great contract!

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, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
RSVP at or (408) 678-3300. Next meetings:

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

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 News

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Chapter News Archive

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Officers Chapter Chair:

  • wRen Bradley, Social Services

Deputy Chapter Chairs:

  • Teresa Perez, Social Services
  • Marvin Gin, VMC


  • 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 May 8, 2015
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)

Chapter News Archive

The Worker’s Voice – December 2014 (PDF)

Chapter Election Results – UNOFFICIAL
Unofficial VOTE TALLY – FINAL COUNT (Oct. 10, 2014)

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)

Santa Clara County wage increase comes just in time for the Holidays
Dec. 2013 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. (Sept. 23, 2013)

We have a contract (Aug. 2013)

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